Today’s Tuesday Teaser is from City of Girls.
Elizabeth Gilbert has been known as a writer of non-fiction for some time, but this novel she has written is one I am really enjoying. I am choosing to copy some sentences from the part I am currently reading on page 55. Vivian, a Vassar graduate without “prospects,” is brand new to New York and to the Lily Playhouse, a small theater that provided rooms on the upper floors for struggling actors and models run by her eccentric Aunt Peg. Celia is the show-stopping chorus girl, jaded and gorgeous, whom Vivian has never seen the likes of and greatly admires. Vivian speaks:
“Well, then, I guess I had a roommate now. (That was fine with me, though. I was just honored that she’d chosen me.) I wanted this strange, exotic moment to last as long as possible, so I dared to make conversation…Celia settled back into the bed, lit a smoke, and told me all about her night.”
Since I will be seeing NYC in all its glory this coming March, I am sure I’m going to enjoy this tale from its past.
Author: Rae Longest
This year (2019) finds me with 50 plus years of teaching "under my belt." I have taught all levels from pre-K "(library lady" or "book lady"--volunteer) to juniors, seniors, and graduate students enrolled in my Advanced Writing class at the university where I have just completed 30 years. My first paying teaching job was junior high, and I spent 13 years with ages 12-13, the "difficult years." I had some of the "funnest" experiences with this age group. When I was no longer the "young, fun teacher," I taught in an elementary school setting before sixth graders went on to junior high, teaching language arts blocs, an assignment that was a "dream-fit" for me. After completing graduate school in my 40s, I went on to community college, then university teaching.
Just as teaching is "in my blood," so is a passion for reading, writing, libraries, and everything bookish.
This blog will be open to anyone who loves books, promotes literacy and wants to "come out and play."
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She is a brilliant writer – I absolutely loved her The Signature of All Things… Thank you for pointing up this one, Rae:))
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