Ellen asked Elizabeth Gilbert:

Hi. Our book club read “Signature Of All Things” and it was a great discussion. We noticed that we were speaking about the book in sections; Alma’s early life, Tahiti, retirement in Amsterdam. It felt like each could have been a novel on its own. Did you approach these phases of Alma’s life differently as you were writing?

Elizabeth Gilbert Thank you! I feel like I have lived my own life in various "chapters" (don't you sort of feel that way about your life?) and so I wanted to break Alma's life up into the different eras of her existence... Thank you for reading!
Elizabeth Gilbert

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