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The Signature of All Things
The Signature of All Things
Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
Spanning much of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, this sweeping novel follows the fortunes of the Whittakers -- a family of botanical explorers, led by the enterprising Henry Whittaker, a poor-born Englishman who makes his fortune in the South American quinine trade and swiftly becomes the richest man in the New World. His daughter, Alma...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780670024858
ISBN-10: 0670024856
Publication Date: 10/1/2013
Pages: 512
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 27 ratings
Publisher: Viking Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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This was an interesting read. The story line is very plausible and it kept me moving forward, wanting to know what happened next. I learned quite a bit about nature, especially about mosses, and other plants and about cultural mores in the 19th century. I was a bit surprised at some of the sexual themes, so I would not share this book with young teenagers. Which, to me, is a shame because there is so much more to recommend it.
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This book tell the intimate and social changes one women goes through in her life time. This story captured my attention from beginning to end. It is filled with intricate details. I enjoy how Mrs. Gilbert has a way of writing that can transport you to this time era.(1800-).

I loved!