Author Elizabeth Gilbert mentioned on Facebook the other day that she is writing a new novel, The Signature of All Things, which will be published in October 2013. This is exciting news! While Gilbert is probably best known for her memoirs, Committed and Eat, Pray, Love, she has an impressive array of work that includes non-fiction book, The Last American Man; the novel, Stern Men; and an award-winning collection of short stories called Pilgrims.
Her journalistic abilities have also earned Gilbert critical recognition. Her articles have appeared in such publications as Harper's Bazaar, Spin, and The New York Times Magazine; her stories have been published in numerous magazines including Paris Review and Esquire.
Gilbert is a keen observer of modern life and culture. She is intelligent and inquisitive, and I find her voice refreshingly honest and open. One of my book clubs read Stern Men and Eat, Pray, Love. Both books generated lively discussions and made it to the club's all time favorites list. For all of these reasons, The Signature of All Things is on my list of highly anticipated new novels.
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