Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Signature of All Things

Elizabeth Gilbert, #1 New York Times best selling author of Eat, Pray, Love and Committed, portrays a sweeping story of love, adventure, and discovery. From the 18th Century, The Signature of All Things follow the fortunes of the Whitaker family. Alma, a clear minded botanist, who inherits her father's fortune and his brilliant mind, falls in love with Ambrose Pike, an Utopian artist. Gilbert takes you on an adventure across the globe  from London to Tahiti to Peru to Philadelphia and beyond. The novel is peopled with many unforgettable characters: missionaries, abolitionists, adventurers, and astronomers. Alma born into the Age of Enlightenment then bears witness to the Industrial Revolution and realizes that extraordinary moment when old assumptions burst into dangerous new ideas.

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