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Penguin, Sep 25, 2007 - Fiction - 224 pages
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The debut by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat Pray Love; a PEN/Hemingway Award finalist and New York Times Notable Book

Look out for Elizabeth Gilbert’s new book, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, on sale now!

When it appeared in 1997, Elizabeth Gilbert’s story collection, Pilgrims, immediately announced her compelling voice, her comic touch, and her amazing ear for dialogue. “The heroes of Pilgrims . . . are everyday seekers” (Harper’s Bazaar)—brave and unforgettable, they are sure to strike a chord with fans old and new.

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User Review  - wdwilson3 - LibraryThing

These are well written stories, and well read on the audio CD version. They're diverse in their story lines and sometimes funny. I had a consistent problem with them, though. And maybe it's just me ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A fine first collection of 12 stories that are richly varied in setting and content, and enlivened by their author's flair for vigorous dialogue and concise summary statement. Gilbert's tales are ... Read full review


Elk Talk
Alice to the East
Bird Shot
Tall Folks
Come and Fetch These Stupid Kids
The Many Things That Denny Brown Did Not Know Age Fifteen
The Names of Flowers and Girls
At the Bronx Terminal Vegetable Market
The Famous Torn and Restored Lit Cigarette Trick
The Finest Wife

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Look out for Elizabeth Gilbert’s new book, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, on sale now! Gilbert is the #1 New York Times bestselling author ofEat Pray Love and several other internationally bestselling books of fiction and nonfiction. She began her career writing for Harper's Bazaar, Spin, The New York Times Magazine and GQ, and was a three-time finalist for the National Magazine Award. Her story collection Pilgrims was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway award;The Last American Man was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. The follow-up memoir Committed became an instant #1 New York Times bestseller. Her latest novel, The Signature of All Things, was named a Best Book of 2013 by The New York Times, O Magazine, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, and The New Yorker. Gilbert’s short fiction has appeared in Esquire, Story, One Story, and the Paris Review.

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