Elizabeth Gilbert at Boswell Book Company
Boswell Book Company and Milwaukee Public Radio are proud to welcome award-winning author of Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert, for a ticketed event to discuss her latest novel, The Signature of All Things, with WUWM Lake Effect's Bonnie North. Tickets are $18; this price includes all taxes and fees, admission for one, and an autographed copy of The Signature of All Things. A $12 gift card is available in lieu of the book on the night of the event only. Thank you for respecting our no posed photos and no personalization requests for this event.
Elizabeth Gilbert's first novel in twelve years, The Signature of All Things is earning her rave reviews as "the most ambitious and purely imagined work of her twenty-year career" (Wall Street Journal) and "The novel of a lifetime" (O Magazine), and an "unhurried, sympathetic, intelligent novel by an author confident in her material and her form" (Publisher's Weekly). Exquisitely researched and told at a galloping pace, The Signature of All Things soars across the globefrom London to Peru to Philadelphia to Tahiti to Amsterdam, and beyond. Along the way, the story is peopled with unforgettable characters: missionaries, abolitionists, adventurers, astronomers, sea captains, geniuses, and the quite mad. But most memorable of all, it is the story of Alma Whittaker, whoborn in the Age of Enlightenment, but living well into the Industrial Revolutionbears witness to that extraordinary moment in human history when all the old assumptions about science, religion, commerce, and class were exploding into dangerous new ideas. Written in the bold, questing spirit of that singular time, Gilbert's wise, deep, and spellbinding tale is certain to capture the hearts and minds of readers.
"Gilbert, in supreme command of her material, effortlessly invokes the questing spirit of the nineteenth century, when amateur explorers, naturalists, and enthusiasts were making major contributions to progress. Beautifully written and imbued with a reverence for science and for learning, this is a must-read."Booklist
Elizabeth Gilbert is an award-winning writer of both fiction and nonfiction. Her short story collection, Pilgrims, was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award, and her novel, Stern Men, was a New York Times Notable Book. Her 2002 book, The Last American Man, was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. She is best known for her 2006 memoir, Eat, Pray, Love, which has been published in more than thirty languages. Her most recent book, the memoir Committed: A Love Story, appeared in 2010. In 2008, Time magazine named Gilbert one of the most influential people in the world. She lives in Frenchtown, New Jersey, where she and her husband (more widely known as "That Brazilian Guy From Eat, Pray, Love") run a large and delightful imports store called Two Buttons.
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