City of girls
(Book)

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(4)
4 star
 
(2)
3 star
 
(3)
2 star
 
(4)
1 star
 
(2)
Published
New York : Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2019.
Status
41 copies, 25 people are on the wait list.
Central - Adult New Fiction
F GILBE
Glencarlyn - Adult New Fiction
F GILBE
Shirlington - Adult New Fiction has 3
F GILBE
Copies
Location
Call Number
Status
Aurora Hills - Adult New Fiction
F GILBE
Missing - Search 1
Central - Adult Fiction
F GILBE
Checked Out
Central - Adult New Fiction
F GILBE
Checked Out
Central - Adult New Fiction
F GILBE
Checked Out
Central - Adult New Fiction
F GILBE
Checked Out
Show All Copies
Description
Loading Description...
More Details
Format
Book
Physical Desc
470 pages ; 24 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9781594634734, 1594634734

Notes

Description
In 1940, nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris has just been kicked out of Vassar College, owing to her lackluster freshman-year performance. Her affluent parents send her to Manhattan to live with her Aunt Peg, who owns a flamboyant, crumbling midtown theater called the Lily Playhouse. There Vivian is introduced to an entire cosmos of unconventional and charismatic characters, from the fun-chasing showgirls to a sexy male actor, a grand-dame actress, a lady-killer writer, and no-nonsense stage manager. But when Vivian makes a personal mistake that results in professional scandal, it turns her new world upside down in ways that it will take her years to fully understand. Ultimately, though, it leads her to a new understanding of the kind of life she craves - and the kind of freedom it takes to pursue it. It will also lead to the love of her life, a love that stands out from all the rest. Now eighty-nine years old and telling her story at last, Vivian recalls how the events of those years altered the course of her life - and the gusto and autonomy with which she approached it. "At some point in a woman's life, she just gets tired of being ashamed all the time," she muses. "After that, she is free to become whoever she truly is." -- from Amazon.
Also in this Series
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Gilbert, E. (2019). City of girls. New York: Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Gilbert, Elizabeth, 1969-. 2019. City of Girls. New York: Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Gilbert, Elizabeth, 1969-, City of Girls. New York: Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2019.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Gilbert, Elizabeth. City of Girls. New York: Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2019. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Staff View
Loading Staff View.