This August we will be discussing The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love). Beautifully researched, The Signature of All Things travels through London, Peru, Philadelphia, Tahiti, Amsterdam, and beyond. Peopled with unforgettable characters such as missionaries, abolitionists, adventurers, astronomers and sea captains, it is the story of Alma Whittaker, born in the Age of Enlightenment, but living well into the Industrial Revolution. She bears witness to that extraordinary moment in human history when all the old assumptions about science, religion, commerce, and class were exploding into dangerous new ideas.  New members are always welcome.  Pick up a copy at the front desk.