Dear Kind Friends —

The book I've been working on for four years is going to be published in SIX WEEKS…!

Holy moly.

Guys, I've got gotta tell you — "The Signature of All Things" is the most joyous thing I've ever made. I feel like it's the culmination of my entire life as a writer. And I can't wait for you all to see it, with hopes that you will love it.

Today, I wanted to share with you these three excerpts of early reviews, from "the big three" (Kirkus, Booklist and Library Journal) who are always the first critics in America to look at new works.

Here goes:

Praise for The Signature of All Things…

“Gilbert’s sweeping saga of Henry Whittaker and his daughter Alma offers an allegory for the great, rampant heart of the 19th century…The dense, descriptive writing seems lifted from pages written two centuries past, yet it’s laced with spare ironical touches and elegant phrasing…Characters leap into life, visible and vibrant… Multiple narrative threads weave seamlessly into a saga reminiscent of T. C. Boyle’s Water Music…A brilliant exercise of intellect and imagination.”
—Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

“Gilbert 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…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.”
—Booklist (Starred Review)

“After 13 years as a memoirist, Elizabeth Gilbert has returned to fiction, and clearly she’s reveling in all its pleasures and possibilities. THE SIGNATURE OF ALL THINGS is a big, old-fashioned story that spans continents and a century…there is much pleasure in this unhurried, sympathetic, intelligent novel by an author confident in her material and her form.”
—Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)


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Thank you for all the years of support and love,


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