Elizabeth Gilbert is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Magic, Eat Pray Love, and The Signature of All Things, as well as several other internationally bestselling books of fiction and nonfiction. She has been a finalist for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the PEN/Hemingway Award. Her latest novel, City of Girls, comes out in June, 2019.
"A rip-roaring tale... unlike anything Gilbert has ever written... Its prose has the elegant sheen of a nineteenth-century epic, but its concerns... are essentially modern." --The New York Times Magazine
"With this novel about a young, nineteenth-century Philadelphia woman who becomes a world-renowned botanist, Gilbert shows herself to be a writer at the height of her powers." --O, The Oprah Magazine, "Our Favorite Reads of the Year" "The most ambitious and purely imaginative work in Gilbert's twenty-year career." --The Wall Street Journal "Like Victor Hugo or Emile Zola, Gilbert captures something important about the wider world in The Signature of All Things a pivotal moment in history when progress defined us in concrete ways." --The Washington Post "A masterly tale of overflowing sensual and scientific enthusiasms in the nineteenth century." --Time, "Top Ten Fiction Books of the Year" "Raucously ingenious... a novel of brave and lovely ideas... I found unshackled joy on every page." --The Chicago Tribune "Alma's extraordinary life unspools like a Jane Austen novel... Here Gilbert claims her rightful spot as one of the twenty-first century's best American writers." --Outside "Gilbert writes so wonderfully it's impossible not to swoon... Alma's drive for personal epiphany feels absolutely contemporary." --The Boston Globe "A beautifully written, grandly expansive historical novel... Gilbert's writing is so smart and richly drawn that it does what all the best books do: it sweeps you up." --Entertainment Weekly "Dazzling... a big-hearted, sweeping, unforgettable novel... If you don't think science or historical fiction can be bright, funny, and engaging, this novel will quickly prove you wrong." --The Miami Herald