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Books, Documentaries, Reviews: Elizabeth Gilbert’s THE SIGNATURE OF ALL THINGS

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Books, Documentaries, Reviews:  April 15, 2014

The Signature of All Things

Elizabeth Gilbert

I am so enjoying reading Elizabeth Gilbert’s The Signature of All Things.



Our book club met yesterday, and three of us out of six just started this book.  But ALL of us were enjoying it or had finished it and liked it a lot.

Only one of the six liked Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love.  I didn’t read it, but saw the movie and thought it pretty…lame.

Many of us were afraid this new novel would also be…lame, so we were delighted to realized that Gilbert is a strong writer who, here, is weaving a compelling, interesting story.

The novel takes place from 1800 forward–in that era when western men scattered across the globe to discover its treasures.  In this case, the treasures are plants of all types.  And, fortunes are made on the medicinal plants, for instance.

I’m only about 100 pages into the 500-page novel, but look forward each night to a session of reading.



Written by louisaenright

May 15, 2014 at 3:18 pm

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