Elizabeth Gilbert

City of Girls

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'Stunning' Lisa Taddeo, author of THREE WOMEN
'Warm and wise' Stephanie Merritt, Observer
'Glamorous, sexy, compelling' Dolly Alderton, Sunday Times
'I fell in love with Vivian from page one' Daisy Buchanan
'An education in love, and an iridescent delight' Rowan Pelling, Spectator
Nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris arrives in New York City in the summer of 1940 with nothing but a sewing machine and a heretofore unindulged taste for adventure. Finding employment as seamstress at the Lily Playhouse, a charmingly down-at-heel Manhattan revue, Vivian quickly becomes the toast of the showgirls, transforming the tat only fit for the cheap seats into creations for goddesses. Adventure and opportunity blossom on every corner of this strange wartime city of girls, and Vivian and her girlfriends mean to down New York to its last drop. But there are hard lessons to be learned, and bitterly regrettable mistakes to be made. Vivian learns that to live the life she wants, she must live many lives, ceaselessly and ingeniously making them new.
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Regina Azoulay
Regina Azoulayshared an impression3 months ago
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Did not like it, but finished anyway... besides some interesting facts about New York history, did not find anything new for me... The story is slow and not gripping, except the part in the middle of the book about the show and the following scandal.

Lili Reinhart
Lili Reinhart shared an impression4 months ago
👍Worth reading
💡Learnt A Lot

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Nina Yeromina
Nina Yerominashared an impression9 months ago
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🌴Beach Bag Book

Very warm


Olga Kukhta
Olga Kukhtahas quoted12 hours ago
You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.

b9078904088has quoted11 days ago
Youth is an irreplaceable treasure, and the only respectable thing to do with irreplaceable treasure is to waste it. So do the right thing with your youth, Vivian—squander it.”
b7771950439has quoted23 days ago
You can have your perfect New York, and other people can have theirs—but that one will always be mine.

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