Reviewed by Abby Morrow, Community Engagement Librarian

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City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert is an epistolary novel recounting the life of Vivian Morris, a young woman growing up in New York City in the 1940s.  Though much of the book focuses on Vivian’s early years in New York working at her aunt’s playhouse, the book spans several decades, and the reader follows Vivian until she is in her 90s.  This is not a fast-paced page turner, but readers looking to spend time with well-written and nuanced characters will appreciate this book.

P.S. I listened to this book and the narrator was exceptional!​