Catalog

Record Details

Catalog Search



Image of item
CD Audiobook

Unabridged.

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.

Available copies

  • 5 of 11 copies available at OWWL.

Current holds

0 current holds with 11 total copies.

View other formats and editions

Book 1 E-book 1 E-audio 1 CD Audiobook 1 Large Print Book 1 English 5 All formats and editions 5
Location Call Number /
Shelving Location
Barcode Status /
Due Date
Avon Free Library AUDIO FIC GIL (Text)
Audiobooks
52113300504139
Checked out
10/24/2019
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
-
Clifton Springs Library Audio Gil (Text)
Adult Audiobooks
52115300367359
Available
-
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
In transit
-
Newark Public Library AUDIOBOOK GIL (Text)
Adult Audiobook
52125300859537
Available
-
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
-
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Sodus Community Library AUDBK GIL (Text)
Adult Audiobooks
52148300510405
Checked out
11/05/2019
Next 10 »
LDR 03541cim a2200589Ki 4500
001602208
003OWWL
00520190828190409.0
007sd fsngnnmmned
008181217s2019 nyunnnne f n eng d
020 . ‡a9781984888464
020 . ‡a1984888463
020 . ‡a9781984888488
035 . ‡a(CWMARS)4291044
035 . ‡a(OCoLC)1084694483
040 . ‡aKYC ‡beng ‡erda ‡cKYC ‡dOCLCQ ‡dTEF ‡dGK8 ‡dRECBC ‡dPX0 ‡dBLACP
043 . ‡an-us-ny
050 4. ‡aPS3557.I3415 ‡bC58 2019ab
08204. ‡a813/.54 ‡223
1001 . ‡aGilbert, Elizabeth, ‡d1969- ‡eauthor.
24510. ‡aCity of girls / ‡cElizabeth Gilbert.
250 . ‡aUnabridged.
264 1. ‡a[New York, NY] : ‡bPenguin Audio, ‡c2019.
300 . ‡a12 audio discs (approximately 15 hours) : ‡bdigital, CD audio ; ‡c4 3/4 in.
306 . ‡a150000
336 . ‡aspoken word ‡bspw ‡2rdacontent
337 . ‡aaudio ‡bs ‡2rdamedia
338 . ‡aaudio disc ‡bsd ‡2rdacarrier
340 . ‡b4 3/4 in. ‡2rda
344 . ‡adigital ‡2rdatr
344 . ‡boptical ‡2rdapm
344 . ‡gstereo ‡2rdapc
344 . ‡c1.4 m/s ‡2rda
347 . ‡aaudio file ‡2rdaft
347 . ‡bCD audio ‡2rdaft
500 . ‡aCompact discs.
5110 . ‡aRead by Blair Brown.
520 . ‡aBeloved 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.
5880 . ‡aTitle from container.
650 0. ‡aYoung women ‡vFiction.
650 0. ‡aTheaters ‡vFiction.
650 0. ‡aEntertainers ‡vFiction.
650 0. ‡aNineteen forties ‡vFiction.
650 7. ‡aFICTION / Literary. ‡2bisacsh
650 7. ‡aFICTION / Women. ‡2bisacsh
650 7. ‡aFICTION / Family Life / General. ‡2bisacsh
651 0. ‡aManhattan (New York, N.Y.) ‡vFiction.
655 7. ‡aAudiobooks. ‡2lcgft
655 7. ‡aHistorical fiction. ‡2lcgft
655 7. ‡aHistorical fiction. ‡2gsafd
655 7. ‡aRomance fiction. ‡2lcgft
655 7. ‡aLove stories. ‡2gsafd
7001 . ‡aBrown, Blair, ‡enarrator.
905 . ‡ukriedener
901 . ‡a4291044 ‡bCWMARS ‡c602208 ‡tbiblio ‡soclc

Additional Resources