by Elizabeth Gilbert

Reviewer Rating:


I loved this book!  It is one of my favorites for the year.  The Signature of All Things tells about the life, beginning to end, of Alma Whittaker a very smart, very dedicated botanist in the 19th Century.  I love Historical Fiction and this one will rank high on my list of all time favorites.  Alma would have been considered an “old maid” during the 19th Century, but she is simply heroically ahead of her time.  She is a scientist before women were scientists and she traveled alone all over the world during a time when travel by boat could take months. I loved the writing, the characters and the history.  

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