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Mary Gordon

Mary Gordon

·3.67·27,377 Ratings
“ In the end only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you. ” ― Anonymous
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  • The Collected Writings

    1997·
    ·4.01·285 Ratings
    Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald has long been perceived as the tragic "other half" of the Scott and Zelda legend. Born in Montgomery, Alabama, this southern belle turned flapper was talented in dance, painting, and writing but lived in the shadow of her husband
  • The Stories of Mary Gordon

    2006·
    ·3.92·123 Ratings
    The masterly stories of Mary Gordon return us to the pleasure of this writer's craft and to her monumental talent as an observer of character and of the ever-fading American Dream. These pieces encompass the pre- and postwar Irish American family life she
  • Final Payments

    2006·
    ·3.69·513 Ratings
    When Isabel Moore's father dies, she finds herself, at the age of thirty, suddenly freed from eleven years of uninterrupted care for a helpless man. With all the patterns of her life suddenly rendered meaningless, she turns to childhood friends for suppor
  • The Company of Women

    1981·
    ·3.59·274 Ratings
    Raised by five intensely religious women and a charismatic, controversial priest, sheltered from the secular world, Felicitas Maria Taylor is intelligent, charming, and desperate for a taste of ordinary happiness. More freedom than she has ever imagined a
  • Pearl

    2006·
    ·3.19·473 Ratings
    On Christmas night of 1998, Maria Meyers learns that her twenty-year-old daughter, Pearl, has chained herself outside the American embassy in Dublin, where she intends to starve herself to death. Although Maria was once a student radical and still proudly
  • The Shadow Man: A Daughter's Search for Her Father

    1997·
    ·3.29·139 Ratings
    In The Shadow Man, the bestselling author of Final Payments and The Company of Women elevates the memoir into an uncompromising and unforgettable art form as she seeks to learn the truth about her lost father. 20 photos.
  • Joan of Arc

    2000·
    ·3.45·376 Ratings
    One would expect nothing less from Gordon (Spending) than a splendid, spare account of Joan's life -- and she delivers in this slender but satisfying account, a new entry in the Penguin Lives series. The facts of Joan of Arc's life are straightforward: sh
  • Men and Angels

    1986·
    ·3.51·181 Ratings
    Anne Foster's husband is in France. She has stayed behind in their small college town with her two young children -- whom she loves with an intensity that awes her -- to finish writing the catalogue for a major exhibition of the work of American Impressio
  • Ethan Frome and Other Short Fiction

    1987·
    ·3.66·14,729 Ratings
    On a bleak New England farm, a taciturn young man has resigned himself to a life of grim endurance. Bound by circumstance to a woman he cannot love, Ethan Frome is haunted by a past of lost possibilities until his wife's orphaned cousin, Mattie Silver, ar
  • The Woman Warrior/China Men

    2005·
    ·3.92·102 Ratings
    (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)Here–for the first time in one volume–are two classic, brilliantly original works on the experience of Chinese immigrants in America. In both books Maxine Hong Kingston mines her family’s past and her culture’s storie
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