I really loved this 1940s San Francisco setting. The characters were so compelling and that ending 👌👌 I've never read anything by Ellen Klages before, but I'm compelled to seek more out.
This was just magical lesbian goodness.
I loved this book. Just ate it up! It was a little Sex and the City in the olden days (as my friend would say) and a little Stage Door (a classic movie with Lucille Ball, Ginger Rogers, Katharine Hepburn and Ann Miller) among other things. It was just a really deliciously written, enjoyable read.
About half way through this book I was so disappointed. It was fun and frivolous, but lacked the substance of the divine “Signature of All Things”. It‘s only in the latter half of the novel that anything truly meaningful happens. But when it does, it is touching and heartfelt. It takes it‘s sweet time getting there, but in the end City of Girls delivers the substance with the style.