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  • 4 of 34 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect.
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Chetwynd Public Library.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Chetwynd Public Library FIC GIL (Text) 35222001025963 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 2019-08-15
Beaver Valley Public Library F GIL (Text) 35144000204334 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -
Castlegar Public Library FIC GIL (Text) 35146002144079 Fiction Volume hold On holds shelf -
Creston Public Library FIC GIL (Text) 35140100051831 New Books Display Volume hold Checked out 2019-08-27
Dawson Creek Municipal Public Library F GIL (Text) DCL166932 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 2019-09-03
Fernie Heritage Library FIC GIL (Text) 35136000554841 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 2019-08-31
Fort Nelson Public Library FIC GIL (Text) 35246000982270 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 2019-09-03
Fraser Lake Public Library AFHC HIST GIL (Text) 35195000285970 Main Floor - Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 2019-09-04
Greenwood Public Library FIC GIL (Text) 35141000231820 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 2019-09-06
Hudson's Hope Public Library FIC FIC GIL (Text) BHH046435 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 2019-09-07
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  • ISBN: 9781594634734
  • Physical Description: 470 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2019.

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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.
Subject: Young women > Fiction.
Theaters > Fiction.
Entertainers > Fiction.
Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) > Fiction.
Genre: Love stories.

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