Hey everyone — wonderful news! I just got a terrific (and starred) review in Booklist for my new novel, "The Signature of All Things." I won't reprint the whole review here, because there are SPOILERS, but I think it's safe to share these two tidbits without ruining the story for anyone:

"Gilbert, the author of the phenomenally successful memoir Eat, Pray, Love (2006), returns to fiction with her first novel in 13 years, and what a novel it is! Taking her sweet time and digressing at will into areas ranging from botany to spiritualism to illustration, she tells the rich, highly satisfying story of scholar Alma Whittaker…"

Then there's a bunch of stuff in the middle of the review about the storyline, which I wont reveal. Then, the conclusion:

"Gilbert, in supreme command of her material, effortlessly invokes the questing spirit of the nineteenth century, when amateur explorers, naturalists, and enthusiasts were making major contributions to progress. Beautifully written and imbued with a reverence for science and for learning, this is a must-read."

A must-read, everyone? Did you hear that? That means YOU MUST READ IT! Or else…? Well, I'm not sure what will happen if you don't read it. No specific punishments or fines were mentioned. So on further consideration, I suppose it's probably perfectly safe of you not to read it, if you do not wish to. However, as an obedient person myself, when somebody as esteemed as Booklist tells me that I must read something, brother, I go read that stuff!

So, if you would like to obediently pre-order your copy of "The Signature of All Things", here is your link:



The Signature of All Things | Elizabeth Gilbert – The Official Website | ElizabethGilbert.com
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