Books by Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert is the author of a story collection, Pilgrims (a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award), a novel, Stern Men, and, most recently, The Last American Man, a finalist for the National Book Award in Nonfiction and the National Book Critics Cir


THE BEST AMERICAN TRAVEL WRITING 2013 by Elizabeth Gilbert
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"The wonder continues in the fact that, regardless of subject, each story takes its place in the collection proudly and deservedly."
The latest installment of the travel-writing series upholds the tradition of world-expanding excellence. Read full book review >
THE SIGNATURE OF ALL THINGS by Elizabeth Gilbert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A brilliant exercise of intellect and imagination."
Gilbert's sweeping saga of Henry Whittaker and his daughter Alma offers an allegory for the great, rampant heart of the 19th century. Read full book review >
COMMITTED by Elizabeth Gilbert
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 5, 2010

"A vaguely depressing account of how intimate relationships are complicated by marriage, divorce and expectations about both. Given Gilbert's popularity and the state of marriage in America, however, the book is likely to become a bestseller."
In the follow up to Eat, Pray, Love (2006), Gilbert examines her reluctant marriage to Felipe, the Brazilian businessman she met at the end of her post-divorce travels, and considers her doubts about the institution of marriage. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 20, 2006

"Lacks the sparkle of her fiction. "
An unsuccessful attempt at a memoir from novelist and journalist Gilbert (The Last American Man, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >
THE LAST AMERICAN MAN by Elizabeth Gilbert
HISTORY
Released: May 20, 2002

"Backing her on-the-ground account with asides on communal movements, idealistic failures, and our deeply flawed culture, Gilbert delivers a first-rate work of reportage."
An absorbing, sometimes strange profile of the last of the back-to-the-landers, if not the last "real" man. Read full book review >
STERN MEN by Elizabeth Gilbert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2000

A sly picaresque about a young woman who single-handedly ends a generations-long feud between two remote islands off

the coast of Maine.

Ruth Thomas's parents—her lobsterman father and New England sort-of aristocrat mother—separated when she was a child.

Largely ignored but adored by her gruff father, Ruth is sent off to boarding school, but she still spends her summers and

vacations happily adrift among the oddball characters of Fort Niles Island. Read full book review >

PILGRIMS by Elizabeth Gilbert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 1997

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 ostensibly linked by the metaphor indicated by her book's title (and underscored by her use as epigraph of the opening lines of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales). Read full book review >