Elizabeth Gilbert, the New York Times best-selling author of Eat, Pray, Love, is back this October with her first novel in 12 years. Beautifully researched, Gilbert brings life to the Age of Enlightenment in a full-immersion reading experience that promises to be another inspiring story of faith, love and discovery.
Spanning the 18th and 19th centuries, The Signature of All Things begins with Henry Whittaker, who has risen from the bottom to become the richest man in Philadelphia after sailing the world with Captain Cook. His daughter, Alma, becomes a talented botanist with a strictly scientific mind. While working on her studies, Alma meets Ambrose Pike. An artist of beautiful orchids, Ambrose has the potential to show Alma a world of art and beauty that she has long ignored.
To learn more about the inspiration of Gilbert's latest novel, watch Viking's book trailer below.
What do you think, readers? Will you be reading The Signature of All Things?
This Sunday marks the 10-year anniversary of 9/11. We have assembled a list of seven books that recall the events of that fateful day, each powerful reminders of heartbreaking tragedies and celebrated heroes. And as much as these books are about remembering, they also emphasize the importance of understanding the aftermath.
To read more, our 9/11 feature details how each book has honored September 11, 2001 and memorialized the years following.
As a preview of the collection, the following is a video for What We Saw: The Events of September 11, 2001, in Words, Pictures, and Video, a book first published in 2002 and now returning with new content:
Within these books, the question returns again and again: Where were you, and how were you affected?
How will you be spending your Sunday?