New Release Books by Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert is the author of Arthur Wants a Balloon (2021), Balloons for Papa (2021), City of Girls (2019), Bess the Barn Stands Strong (2020) and other 100 books.

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Arthur Wants a Balloon

release date: Jul 22, 2021
Arthur Wants a Balloon
''A light in the dark that makes the heart soar'' - Karl Newson, award winning children''s book author and illustrator ''A unique, important and incredibly beautiful book'' - Frances Stickley, children''s book author ''[This book] belongs in the offices of every school counsellor and child therapist'' - Donna Cangelosi, Psy.D. Child Psychologist Arthur''s gloomy dad rushes him through the park every morning, through grey and rainy weather. Arthur just wants a balloon from the park''s vendor, but Dad always says no. One rainy morning, the balloons magically appear at their doorstep, and Arthur figures out the perfect way to bring the sunshine out, even if only for a few moments. This is a book about a parent''s depression that has a ray of hope and sunshine at the end. A young reader will grasp onto the concept that even in the worst situations, there is light and love.

Balloons for Papa

release date: Apr 27, 2021
Balloons for Papa
A perfect book to help discuss mental health, depression, empathy, loss, and hope with young children. Arthur''s gloomy father rushes him through the park every morning, through gray and rainy weather. Arthur just wants a bright balloon from the park''s vendor, but Papa always says no. One morning, the balloons magically appear at their doorstep, and Arthur figures out the perfect way to bring the sunshine out--and Papa''s smile back--even if only for a few moments. Brimming with affecting and poignant words, beautiful black-and-white illustrations, and bursts of color on every page, Balloons for Papa sends the message that even in the worst situations, there is light and love.

City of Girls

release date: Jun 04, 2019
City of Girls
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! From the # 1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat Pray Love and The Signature of All Things, a delicious novel of glamour, sex, and adventure, about a young woman discovering that you don''t have to be a good girl to be a good person. "A spellbinding novel about love, freedom, and finding your own happiness." - PopSugar "Intimate and richly sensual, razzle-dazzle with a hint of danger." -USA Today "Pairs well with a cocktail...or two." -TheSkimm "Life is both fleeting and dangerous, and there is no point in denying yourself pleasure, or being anything other than what you are." Beloved author Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction with a unique love story set in the New York City theater world during the 1940s. Told from the perspective of an older woman as she looks back on her youth with both pleasure and regret (but mostly pleasure), City of Girls explores themes of female sexuality and promiscuity, as well as the idiosyncrasies of true love. In 1940, nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris has just been kicked out of Vassar College, owing to her lackluster freshman-year performance. Her affluent parents send her to Manhattan to live with her Aunt Peg, who owns a flamboyant, crumbling midtown theater called the Lily Playhouse. There Vivian is introduced to an entire cosmos of unconventional and charismatic characters, from the fun-chasing showgirls to a sexy male actor, a grand-dame actress, a lady-killer writer, and no-nonsense stage manager. But when Vivian makes a personal mistake that results in professional scandal, it turns her new world upside down in ways that it will take her years to fully understand. Ultimately, though, it leads her to a new understanding of the kind of life she craves - and the kind of freedom it takes to pursue it. It will also lead to the love of her life, a love that stands out from all the rest. Now eighty-nine years old and telling her story at last, Vivian recalls how the events of those years altered the course of her life - and the gusto and autonomy with which she approached it. "At some point in a woman''s life, she just gets tired of being ashamed all the time," she muses. "After that, she is free to become whoever she truly is." Written with a powerful wisdom about human desire and connection, City of Girls is a love story like no other.

Bess the Barn Stands Strong

release date: Sep 08, 2020
Bess the Barn Stands Strong
A steadfast old barn shows she’s sturdy enough to save the day. Beam by beam and board by board, Bess the barn is built by able hands to keep the farm’s animals safe and sound. Through many seasons and celebrations, that’s just what she does, until she starts to sag...and creak...and slump. Then new everything comes along: a new farmer and a shiny new barn. A mean storm arrives not far behind, putting both barns to a dangerous test—can old Bess weather this threat to the farm? Bess opens her doors wide, welcoming all to celebrate the year-round ups and downs of farm life and admire the enduring strength and importance of something made to last.

Signature of All Things

release date: Jul 02, 2020

Big Magic

release date: Sep 27, 2016
Big Magic
The instant #1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller "A must read for anyone hoping to live a creative life... I dare you not to be inspired to be brave, to be free, and to be curious.” —PopSugar From the worldwide bestselling author of Eat Pray Love and City of Girls: the path to the vibrant, fulfilling life you’ve dreamed of. Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert’s books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we most love, and how to face down what we most fear. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives. Balancing between soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism, Gilbert encourages us to uncover the “strange jewels” that are hidden within each of us. Whether we are looking to write a book, make art, find new ways to address challenges in our work, embark on a dream long deferred, or simply infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion, Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder and joy.

Women of Versailles: The Court of Louis XIV

release date: Mar 12, 2019
Women of Versailles: The Court of Louis XIV
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Eat, Pray, Love

release date: Jul 01, 2017
Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert''s Eat Pray Love touched the world and changed countless lives, inspiring and empowering millions of readers to search for their own best selves. Now, this beloved and iconic book returns in a beautiful 10th anniversary edition, complete with an updated introduction from the author, to launch a whole new generation of fans. In her early thirties, Elizabeth Gilbert had everything a modern American woman was supposed to want-husband, country home, successful career-but instead of feeling happy and fulfilled, she was consumed by panic and confusion. This wise and rapturous book is the story of how she left behind all these outward marks of success, and set out to explore three different aspects of her nature, against the backdrop of three different cultures: pleasure in Italy, devotion in India, and on the Indonesian island of Bali, a balance between worldly enjoyment and divine transcendence.

The Revolution of 1848

release date: Oct 25, 2018
The Revolution of 1848
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The Signature of All Things

release date: Oct 01, 2013
The Signature of All Things
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WELLCOME BOOK PRIZE LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN''S PRIZE FOR FICTION A captivating story of botany, exploration and desire, by the multimillion bestselling author of Eat Pray Love Everything about life intrigues Alma Whittaker. Her passion for botany leads her far from home, from London to Peru to Tahiti, in pursuit of that rare specimen: knowledge. But as her careful studies draw her deeper into the mysteries of evolution, she meets the man who she will come to love – whose perspective, radically different from her own, will transform the way she understands the world. Radiating with all the heart, soul and earthiness as its unforgettable heroine, The Signature of All Things is a captivating celebration of the workings of this world, and the mechanisms behind all life.

Homer Martin

release date: Oct 16, 2018
Homer Martin
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At Home on the Range

release date: Apr 20, 2012
At Home on the Range
Recently, Elizabeth Gilbert unpacked some boxes of family books that had been sitting in her mother''s attic for decades. Among the old, dusty hardbacks was a book called At Home on the Range, written by her great-grandmother, Margaret Yardley Potter. As Gilbert writes in her Foreword: ''I jumped up and dashed through the house to find my husband, so I could read parts of it to him: Listen to this! The humor! The insight! The sophistication! Then I followed him around the kitchen while he was making our dinner (lamb shanks), and I continued reading aloud as we ate... By the end of the night there were three of us sitting at that table. Gima had come to join us, and she was wonderful, and I was in love.'' The cookbook was far ahead of its time. In it, Potter espouses the importance of farmer''s markets and ethnic food (Italian, Jewish and German), derides preservatives and culinary shortcuts and generally celebrates a devotion to epicurean adventures. Potter takes car trips out to Pennsylvania Dutch country to eat pickled pork products, and to the eastern shore of Maryland, where she learns to catch and prepare eels so delicious, she says, they must be ''devoured in a silence almost devout''. Part scholar and part crusader for a more open food conversation than currently existed, it''s not hard to see where Elizabeth Gilbert inherited both her love of food and her warm, infectious prose. At Home on the Range is a fascinating, humorous and useful cookbook from the past that is essential for the present day.

Playing Games

release date: Oct 03, 2018
Playing Games
Fitness and playing tennis is a way of life in sun-drenched Southern California. Some games are played on court while others are played on crisp satin sheets or on thick plush carpeting. Passion erupts, marriages unravel, and the steamier side of threesomes is explored as we follow the lives of three female athletes. There is always a price to be paid and a trophy to strive for. These women must risk all as they attempt to score goals and navigate the penalty boxes life offers.

Committed

release date: Feb 01, 2011
Committed
The #1 New York Times bestselling follow-up to Eat, Pray, Love--an intimate and erudite celebration of love—from the author of Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear. At the end of her memoir Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert fell in love with Felipe, a Brazilian living in Indonesia. The couple swore eternal love, but also swore (as skittish divorce survivors) never to marry. However, providence intervened in the form of a U.S. government ultimatum: get married, or Felipe could never enter America again. Told with Gilbert''s trademark humor and intelligence, this fascinating meditation on compatibility and fidelity chronicles Gilbert''s complex and sometimes frightening journey into second marriage, and will enthrall the millions of readers who made Eat, Pray, Love a number one bestseller.

Napoleon III at the Height of His Power

release date: Feb 19, 2018
Napoleon III at the Height of His Power
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The Duchess of Berry and the Court of Louis XVIII.

release date: Jan 05, 2018
The Duchess of Berry and the Court of Louis XVIII.
The Duchess of Berry and the Court of Louis XVIII. is an unchanged, high-quality reprint of the original edition of 1892. Hansebooks is editor of the literature on different topic areas such as research and science, travel and expeditions, cooking and nutrition, medicine, and other genres. As a publisher we focus on the preservation of historical literature. Many works of historical writers and scientists are available today as antiques only. Hansebooks newly publishes these books and contributes to the preservation of literature which has become rare and historical knowledge for the future.

Memoirs of Constant

release date: Oct 20, 2017
Memoirs of Constant
Memoirs of Constant - First valet de chambre of the emperor, on the private life of Napoleon, his family and his court. Vol. 4 is an unchanged, high-quality reprint of the original edition of 1895. Hansebooks is editor of the literature on different topic areas such as research and science, travel and expeditions, cooking and nutrition, medicine, and other genres. As a publisher we focus on the preservation of historical literature. Many works of historical writers and scientists are available today as antiques only. Hansebooks newly publishes these books and contributes to the preservation of literature which has become rare and historical knowledge for the future.

The Complete Elizabeth Gilbert

release date: Sep 24, 2010
The Complete Elizabeth Gilbert
For the first time the complete works of the award-winning author Elizabeth Gilbert are collected together, highlighting her talents as a writer of both fiction and non-fiction. In the international best-seller Eat, Pray, Love, Gilbert narrates her struggles after a bitter divorce and turbulent love affair, beginning her quest to rediscover how to be happy. In Rome, she indulges herself and gains nearly two stone. In India, she finds enlightenment through scrubbing temple floors. Finally, in Bali a toothless medicine man reveals a new path to peace, leaving her ready to find love again. In Committed, Gilbert is about to wed the man she fell in love with at the end of Eat, Pray, Love and with wit and intelligence contemplates marriage, trying with all her might to discover what this stubbornly enduring old institution actually is. In The Last American Man, Gilbert presents a fascinating, intimate portrait of the American naturalist and brilliant modern hero Eustace Conway, who at the age of seventeen ditched the comforts of his suburban existence to escape into the wild. Attempting to instil in people a deeper appreciation of nature, Conway stops at nothing in pursuit of bigger, bolder adventures. In Gilbert''s first novel Stern Men, the eighteen-year-old irredeemably unromantic Ruth Thomas returns home from boarding school determined to join the ''stern-men''. Throwing her education overboard, this feisty and unforgettable American heroine helps work the lobster boats and brushes up on her profanity, eventually falling for a handsome young lobsterman. In Pilgrims, Gilbert''s sharply drawn and tenderly observed collection of twelve short stories, tough heroes and heroines, hardened by their experiences, struggle for their epiphanies and seek companionship as fiercely as they can.

Blood, Glass and Sugar

release date: Jul 19, 2014
Blood, Glass and Sugar
A sip of apple wine is all it takes to propel sixteen- year- old Evie Edlin out of her mundane existence and into her own faerie tale.Drawn into another world where deadly fae stalk the streets of London, Evie finds herself entwined in the twisted life of Bran, a mysterious boy with a terrible secret, a curse which threatens to consume him. As Evie races against the clock to save this wayward boy, she fails to notice that the world at home has become as dangerous and unknown as the world outside. There are forces at work that will do anything to stop her suceeding.Evie must discover the strength that lies within if she wants to survive in a world where blood, glass and sugar make a deadly cocktail. One that she must drink down whole.
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