City of Girls b

by Elizabeth Gilbert
This coming-of-age story follows Vivian, a college dropout from a wealthy family, as she moves to New York to live with her eccentric aunt Peg who owns a theatre. What follows is a series of fabulous, fun adventures. This book explores the challenges of war and the golden age of comedy on Broadway. Vivian, the main character, is someone you can easily relate to, and the author's witty sarcasm really adds to the story's charm.  City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert #historicalfiction, #bookclub, #womensfiction, #reading, #BooksToRead, #bookclub, #reading, #books, #cityofgirls, #elizabethgilbert

Book Review

(by- Linda )

I loved how this book captures the essence of life during wartime and the glamour of Broadway theaters. Vivian, the main character, is a great personality who adds a lot of color to the story. As we follow her journey, we watch her develop into a mature young woman and beyond. I particularly enjoyed the humorous tone of Vivian, and I loved learning about her daring approach to love and sex.

I also loved that it took place in NYC. There are some great descriptions of NYC theater, nightlife, and living large in 1940s NYC as a woman.

But, what really hits home in this story is the message about women and all the complexities that come with their friendships and sexuality and the pressures society places on them.

I listened to this book, and the narrator was incredible. However, I also felt the book could have been shorter.

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