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63 current holds with 36 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Prince Rupert Library Gilb (Text) 33294002051167 Adult Fiction - Second Floor Volume hold Checked out 2019-10-03
100 Mile House Branch GIL (Text) 33923006131233 General Fiction Volume hold Checked out 2019-09-18
Beaver Valley Public Library F GIL (Text) 35144000204334 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 2019-09-30
Castlegar Public Library FIC GIL (Text) 35146002144079 Fiction Volume hold On holds shelf -
Chetwynd Public Library FIC GIL (Text) 35222001025963 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 2019-10-04
Creston Public Library FIC GIL (Text) 35140100051831 New Books Display Volume hold Checked out 2019-09-27
Dawson Creek Municipal Public Library F GIL (Text) DCL166932 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 2019-09-26
Fernie Heritage Library FIC GIL (Text) 35136000554841 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 2019-09-27
Fernie Heritage Library FIC GIL (Text) 35136000564899 Adult Fiction On holds shelf -
Fort Nelson Public Library FIC GIL (Text) 35246000982270 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 2019-09-27
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781594634734
  • Physical Description: print
    regular print
    470 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Riverhead Books, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note: "A novel"--Cover.
Summary, etc.: 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 heryears 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 ashamedall 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: Romance fiction.

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