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Bookshop Santa Cruz Presents: Elizabeth Gilbert for CITY OF GIRLS
Rio Theatre
Santa Cruz, CA
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Date
Jun 12, 2019 7:00 PM



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General Admission $34.00 ($36.69 w/service fee)
Includes admission to event plus 1 pre-signed copy of the hardcover book  
 
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Bookshop Santa Cruz Presents: Elizabeth Gilbert for CITY OF GIRLS
Bookshop Santa Cruz is pleased to present an evening with Elizabeth Gilbert for the hardcover tour for her much-anticipated novel, City of Girls. Join us at the Rio Theatre on Wednesday, June 12, for this very special evening!

Your $34 ticket package includes entry to the event and one pre-signed copy of City of Girls to be picked up at the event. Please note: if you are unable to attend, your book is retrievable at Bookshop Santa Cruz for up to three months after the event.

ABOUT THE BOOK: From the # 1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love and The Signature of All Things, comes City of Girls, a delicious novel of glamour, sex, and adventure, about a young woman discovering that you don't have to be a good girl to be a good person. 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 (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.

City of Girls publishes on June 4th and is $28 retail. Your ticket package includes a copy of the pre-signed book and entry to the event.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Elizabeth Gilbert is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Magic and Eat, Pray, Love, as well as several other internationally bestselling books. She has been a finalist for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the PEN/Hemingway Award. Her previous novel, The Signature of All Things, was named a best book of 2013 by The New York Times, O: The Oprah Magazine, The Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, and The New Yorker.

Location

Rio Theatre (View)
1205 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
United States


Categories

Arts > Literary

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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