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      June 13, 2019

      Thursday   7:30 PM

      1300 SE Stark St
      Portland, Oregon 97214

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      ELIZABETH GILBERT


      Elizabeth Gilbert, beloved author of Big Magic, The Signature of All Things, and Eat, Pray, Love, 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, 19-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.Gilberts City of Girls is a delicious new novel of glamour, sex, and adventure, about a young woman discovering that you dont have to be a good girl to be a good person.Price includes a copy of Gilberts City of Girls. Books distributed at event.

      Cost: $38 Reserved

      Categories: Performing Arts

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