Adult Book Club

Francis A. Gregory Library

Adult Book Club

"The Signature of All Things" by Elizabeth Gilbert

Join us to discuss March's book club selection, The Signature of All Things by # 1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love andCommitted on Thursday, March 24 at 6:30 p.m. 

"A glorious, sweeping novel of desire, ambition, and the thirst for knowledge, in The Signature of All Things, Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction, inserting her inimitable voice into an enthralling story of love, adventure and discovery. Spanning much of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the novel follows the fortunes of the extraordinary Whittaker family as led by the enterprising Henry Whittaker-a poor-born Englishman who makes a great fortune in the South American quinine trade, eventually becoming the richest man in Philadelphia. Born in 1800, Henry's brilliant daughter, Alma (who inherits both her father's money and his mind), ultimately becomes a botanist of considerable gifts herself. As Alma's research takes her deeper into the mysteries of evolution, she falls in love with a man named Ambrose Pike who makes incomparable paintings of orchids and who draws her in the exact opposite direction-into the realm of the spiritual, the divine, and the magical." --Provided by publisher.
 
The Francis A. Gregory Adult Book Club meets the fourth Thursday of each month. Copies are available for check-out.

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    "The Signature of All Things" by Elizabeth Gilbert