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The Resource Book Club in a Box : City of girls, Elizabeth Gilbert

Book Club in a Box : City of girls, Elizabeth Gilbert

Label
Book Club in a Box : City of girls
Title
Book Club in a Box
Title remainder
City of girls
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Gilbert
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It is the summer of 1940. Nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris arrives in New York with her suitcase and sewing machine, exiled by her despairing parents. Although her quicksilver talents with a needle and commitment to mastering the perfect hair roll have been deemed insufficient for her to pass into her sophomore year of Vassar, she soon finds gainful employment as the self-appointed seamstress at the Lily Playhouse, her unconventional Aunt Peg's charmingly disreputable Manhattan revue theatre. There, Vivian quickly becomes the toast of the showgirls, transforming the trash and tinsel only fit for the cheap seats into creations for goddesses. Exile in New York is no exile at all: here in this strange wartime city of girls, Vivian and her girlfriends mean to drink the heady highball of life itself to the last drop
Summary
Eighty-nine-year-old Vivian recounts her life after being kicked out of Vassar College, living in Manhattan with her Aunt Peg and the personal mistake that resulted in a professional scandal.
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10776401
Cataloging source
ATCDL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gilbert, Elizabeth
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young women
  • Entertainers
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Tailors
  • Friendship
  • Theaters
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Book Club in a Box : City of girls, Elizabeth Gilbert
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
“10 volumes, 3 information sheets (current terms and conditions, discussion questions, tips to run a book club) in a plastic tub with lid.”
Accompanying material
3 information sheets.
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065340179
Dimensions
in plastic box 35 x 28 x 14 cm. +
Extent
10 volumes (470 pages, 24 cm)
Isbn
9781408867051
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019021769
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1103528407
Label
Book Club in a Box : City of girls, Elizabeth Gilbert
Publication
Copyright
Note
“10 volumes, 3 information sheets (current terms and conditions, discussion questions, tips to run a book club) in a plastic tub with lid.”
Accompanying material
3 information sheets.
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065340179
Dimensions
in plastic box 35 x 28 x 14 cm. +
Extent
10 volumes (470 pages, 24 cm)
Isbn
9781408867051
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019021769
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1103528407

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