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City of Girls
- A Novel
- By: Elizabeth Gilbert
- Narrated by: Blair Brown
- Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
Beloved author Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction with a unique love story set in the New York City theater world during the 1940s. Told from the perspective of an older woman as she looks back on her youth with both pleasure and regret (but mostly pleasure), City of Girls explores themes of female sexuality and promiscuity, as well as the idiosyncrasies of true love. In 1940, nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris has just been kicked out of Vassar College, owing to her lackluster freshman-year performance.
I wanted so badly to to like it...
- By Amy L. Jones on 06-24-19
Meh- with unlikeable characters
I tried for a full third of the book- but the characters are not likable- the premise that it’s a letter to someone doesn’t work and the narrator seems to fit the character perfectly- but as the character isn’t very like able- well.... I tried- I really did, maybe you need to get further along than I did to find the gems.
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