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Beloved author Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction with a unique love story set in the New York City theater world during the 1940s. Told from the perspective of an older woman as she looks back on her youth with both pleasure and regret (but mostly pleasure), City of Girls explores themes of female sexuality and promiscuity, as well as the idiosyncrasies of true love. In 1940, nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris has just been kicked out of Vassar College, owing to her lackluster freshman-year performance. Her affluent parents send her to Manhattan to live with her Aunt Peg, who owns a flamboyant, crumbling midtown theater called the Lily Playhouse. There Vivian is introduced to an entire cosmos of unconventional and charismatic characters, from the fun-chasing showgirls to a sexy male actor, a grand-dame actress, a lady-killer writer, and no-nonsense stage manager. But when Vivian makes a personal mistake that results in professional scandal, it turns her new world upside down in ways that it will take her years to fully understand. Ultimately, though, it leads her to a new understanding of the kind of life she craves - and the kind of freedom it takes to pursue it. It will also lead to the love of her life, a love that stands out from all the rest. Now eighty-nine years old and telling her story at last, Vivian recalls how the events of those years altered the course of her life - and the gusto and autonomy with which she approached it. "At some point in a woman's life, she just gets tired of being ashamed all the time," she muses. "After that, she is free to become whoever she truly is." Written with a powerful wisdom about human desire and connection, City of Girls is a love story like no other.

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Avon Free Library AUDIO FIC GIL (Text)
Audiobooks
52113300504139
Reshelving
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Bloomfield Public Library AUDBK CD Gilbert (Text)
Audiobooks
52133300136856
Checked out
11/02/2019
Caledonia Library Association FIC GIL 12 CDs (Text)
Adult Audiobooks
52135300307627
Available
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Clifton Springs Library Audio Gil (Text)
Adult Audiobooks
52115300367359
Available
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Geneva Public Library AUDIO-CD GILBERT (Text)
First Floor New Audiobook CDs
52118300985535
Checked out
10/14/2019
Gorham Free Library AUDIO BOOK CD FIC GILBERT (Text)
Adult Audiobooks
52119300192940
Reshelving
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Newark Public Library AUDIOBOOK GIL (Text)
Adult Audiobook
52125300859537
Available
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Palmyra Community Library AUDIOBOOK GIL 12 DISCS (Text)
Adult Audiobook
52127300401187
Checked out
11/06/2019
Phelps Library Audiobk- CD Fic Gil (Text)
Adult Audiobooks
52143100436877
Available
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This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Sodus Community Library AUDBK GIL (Text)
Adult Audiobooks
52148300510405
Available
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