For all fans of Elizabeth Gilbert she is back this Fall with THE SIGNATURE OF ALL THING, yep it is her first novel in 12 years. Her memoir, Eat, Pray, Love, was a #1 New York Times bestseller; it has been published in more than thirty languages and has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide, and in 2010 was made into a major motion picture starring Julia Roberts. But instead of exploring the author’s own life this is a novel that takes place in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Alma Whittaker is born into perfect Philadelphia privilege; an independent girl with a thirst for knowledge, Alma quickly comes into her own within the world of plants and science. Her father, Henry Whittaker, is a willful and charismatic botanical importer and pharmaceutical magnate whose vast fortune belies his lowly beginnings as a vagrant in Kew Gardens. Her mother, Beatrix, a strict woman from an esteemed Dutch family, has a grasp of botany that is equal to any man’s. Her saintly stepsister, Prudence, is one of unparalleled beauty and decorum.
Between the blurb above and this trailer my curiosity is piqued regarding Gilbert’s latest book: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgungmlfYwk&feature=youtu.be.
If this is of interest, do mark your calendars to purchase THE SIGNATURE OF ALL THINGS it goes on sale October 1, from Viking.
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