THE SIGNATURE OF ALL THINGS…some lovely early responses!

Dear friends —

As many of you know, my new novel, "The Signature of All Things" is coming out in October — though you can pre-order it now, just by clicking here:

My publisher has just started sending out early copies of the novel to reviewers and booksellers, and I wanted to share with you these wonderful comments that have just come in from three terrific independent bookstores across the country.

These generous words from such smart people are sort of blowing my mind.

Here goes:

"I have been a bookseller for 35 years, and yet for the last year and a half I have not been reading anything–too much stress in my life to concentrate. As you can imagine, this made it hard for me to recommend a book. But once I started in on The Signature of All Things I was swept away and I didn't want to put it down. You could say it's a book about botany, but it's really a wonderful story about some very fascinating people–and one splendid dog. I will be recommending this one to everyone. I think it's THE book this year."

—Susan Russel, Mountain Books, Sonora, CA

“Thank you thank you thank you for sending Elizabeth Gilbert's novel. I absolutely loved it. Alma Whittaker is one of the most vivid and memorable female characters that I've encountered and she will stay with me forever. The Signature of All Things reminded me in many ways of Ahab's Wife, with an unconventional, brave and fascinating woman taking the reader both around the world and deeply inside herself. I was inspired, enthralled and desolate when I reached the end of this amazing novel. I can't wait to share it with our customers. Wow!”

—Cathy Langer, head buyer, Tattered Cover, Denver

"I haven't read anything so wonderfully written and absorbing in ages. When I read every word, rather than skim the book for the plot, know I have a treasure. The characters are deliciously alive and interesting…haven't encountered a dull one yet. I can't wait to get back to it. Finally! An exciting, compelling, original story. The cover is so beautiful that I am sure it will sell as a physical book. Please pass this along. It is a winner."

—Susan Porter, Maine Coast Book Shop

Holy moly, guys. Holy moly. Thank you, Susan, Cathy and Susan!

So please everyone, feel free to pre-order the book if you like! I'll post more comments and reviews as they come in! Super excited. Can't wait for you to all meet Alma Whittaker…


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