Literary Circle - Signature of All Things

Love, adventure, and discovery are at the heart of the 'Signature of All Things', which soars across the globe from America to Tahiti to tell the story of a brilliant woman named Alma Whittaker. Born in 1800, the daughter of a charismatic botanical explorer, Alma quickly comes into her own within the world of plants and science.

But as her research takes her deeper into the mysteries of evolution, she falls in love with a man who draws her in the opposite direction, into the realm of the spiritual, the divine, and the magical.

Written in the bold, questioning spirit of the nineteenth century, Gilbert's spellbinding tale takes the reader to unexpected places as it tells of a remarkable woman with an unquenchable sense of wonder.

Chosen as the Best Book of the Year (published in 2014) by the New York Times, Time, the New Yorker, The Oprah Magazine,The Washington Post, and The Chicago Tribune.

For more information about our book club contact Mary Louise Selzer at or 904-613-6147. We meet the third Monday morning of each month. In March, we will be choosing our books for the upcoming year.