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Pilgrims

Elizabeth Gilbert

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ISBN 10: 0395836239 / ISBN 13: 9780395836231
Published by Houghton Mifflin, 1997
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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New York: Houghton, 1997. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A lovely copy of Gilbert's first book. Fine in all respects. Bookseller Inventory # 201006290031OFFFH44GI

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Title: Pilgrims

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

Elizabeth Gilbert's short stories roam from Wyoming to New York City, from Minnesota to Texas. With humor and dignity, Gilbert explores the revelations of diverse and memorable characters, each pursuing a singular American pilgrimage. A tough East Coast girl dares a western cowboy to run off into the Rocky Mountains with her. A family of Hungarian-immigrant magicians struggle for redemption in Pittsburgh. A dying old woman contentedly surveys her lifetime of promiscuity. On an impossible and tragic quest for honor, an ignorant laborer runs for president of his mafia-controlled union. Elizabeth Gilbert's writing is classical in narrative and magic in its clean, simple language. She evokes hard lives and hard individuals, always tempering their roughness with sympathy. Her stories are about strong people who demand their epiphanies. Gilbert writes with a fullness that is most evident whenever her characters try to chase down love. They are apt to make bad judgments (a matronly bar owner

About the Author:

Elizabeth Gilbert is the author of the story collection PILGRIMS, a finalist for the 1998 PEN/Hemingway Award. It was a New York Times Notable Book and was listed as one of the Most Intriguing Books of 1997 by GLAMOUR magazine. PILGRIMS also won best first fiction awards from the PARIS REVIEW, the SOUTHERN REVIEW, and Ploughshares. Her fiction has been published in ESQUIRE, STORY, GQ, THE PARIS REVIEW, PLOUGHSHARES, and the MISSISSIPPI REVIEW. She is also a Pushcart Prize winner, and her nonfiction writing has earned her a 1999 National Magazine Award nomination. Annie Proulx called Gilbert a "young writer of incandescent talent." Currently a writer-at-large for GQ, Gilbert lives in New York's Hudson Valley.

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