The Signature of All Things (Pre-Recorded Audio Player)

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From Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of national best-selling memoir “Eat, Pray, Love” comes the novel “The Signature of All Things.” “Signature” tells the story of American Alma Whittaker, daughter of a sensible Dutch mother and English thief-turned-botanical explorer. Alma grows up in one of the richest families in Philadelphia. Highly intelligent and passionate about plants herself, Alma becomes a son to her father, devoting her life to the family horticulture business. But meeting the ethereal and artistic Ambrose Pike changes everything. Alma finds herself traveling the world in attempt to understand the intersections of science, spirit and love. Gilbert is a wonderful writer and this is a terrific story. -Eileen Garvin, Waucoma Bookstore, Hood River, Oregon

— Eileen

October 2013 Indie Next List

“This novel spans two centuries and offers the reader details of travel, adventure, love, family dysfunction, and science. Alma Whitaker is born in 1800 to a self-made man who becomes the richest man in Philadelphia. Alma is brilliant but homely, and during her long, loveless life she pursues the study of botany, ultimately proposing one of the first theories of evolution. Gilbert expertly tracks Alma's travels around the world, her struggles with her family and the man with whom she falls in love, and her desperate need to understand the mechanisms behind all life.”
— Kate Mai, Blue Willow Bookshop, Houston, TX

Product Details
ISBN: 9781482948745
ISBN-10: 1482948745
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Publication Date: October 2013
Language: English