One book that’s new to my TBR pile is The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert. It’s about a woman living in the 1800s who discovers a passion for science and becomes a botanist. Sounds pretty cool, right? Yay women in science! I’ve never read anything by Elizabeth Gilbert before, but her memoir Eat, Pray, Love is incredibly popular and I’ve heard lots of good things about it.
Penguin released a paperback version of The Signature of All Things this week, and in celebration, they are partnering with White Flower Farm to offer a sweepstakes where winners receive a plant each month for an entire year. For more details about that contest, including terms and conditions, please visit here.
I’m also giving away a copy of the book. The giveaway is open to people with US mailing addresses, and will end at 11:59 pm on July 17. To enter, please use the Rafflecopter below:
About Elizabeth Gilbert
Born in Waterbury, Connecticut, Elizabeth Gilbert grew up on a family Christmas-tree farm and went on to study political science at New York University. Her first book, a short-story collection titled Pilgrims, was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award. Her first novel, Stern Men, was named a New York Times Notable Book. Her first nonfiction book, The Last American Man, was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Gilbert achieved superstardom with her 2006 memoir Eat, Pray, Love, which has sold more than ten million copies. Her follow-up memoir, Committed, also topped the New York Times bestseller list. Gilbert lives in Frenchtown, New Jersey.
You can visit her website at: http://www.elizabethgilbert.com/