THE SIGNATURE OF ALL THINGS

By Elizabeth Gilbert
Viking AdultOctober 2013
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Hardcover512 pages, $28.95, ISBN: 9780670024858
Subject: Love / Adventure / Personal Discovery

“Gilbert has established herself as a straight-up storyteller who dares us into adventures of worldly discovery, and this novel stands as a winning next act. The Signature of All Things is a bracing homage to the many natures of genius and the inevitable progress of ideas, in a world that reveals its best truths to the uncommonly patient minds."Barbara Kingsolver, The New York Times Book Review

“[A] rip-roaring tale… Its prose has the elegant sheen of a 19th-century epic, but its concerns — the intersection of science and faith, the feminine struggle for fulfillment, the dubious rise of the pharmaceutical industry — are essentially modern.”Steve Almond, The New York Times Magazine

“The most ambitious and purely imaginative work in Gilbert’s 20-year career: a deeply researched and vividly rendered historical novel about a 19th century female botanist.”Alexandra Alter, The Wall Street Journal

“A radiant novel…that rare literary achievement, a big, panoramic novel about life and love…Like Victor Hugo or Emile Zola, Gilbert captures something important about the wider world in The Signature of All Things: a pivotal moment in history when progress defined us in concrete ways.”Marie Arana, The Washington Post

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