Circling My Mother
By (author) Mary Gordon
Format: Paperback / softback
Circling My Mother by Mary Gordon
Book DescriptionAnna Gagliano Gordon, who died in 2002 at the age of 94, was the personification of the culture of the mid-century American Catholic working class. A hard-working single mother - Mary Gordon's father died when she was still a girl - she managed to hold down a job, dress smartly, raise her daughter on her own, and worship the beauty in life with a surprising "joie de vivre." Bringing her exceptional talent for detail, character, and scene to bear on the life of her mother, Gordon gives us a deeply felt and powerfully moving book about their relationship. Toward the end of Anna's life, we watch the author care for her mother in old age, beginning to reclaim from memory the vivid woman who helped her sail forth into her own life.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780307277619
Paperback / softback
(203mm x 133mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Anchor Books
Publisher: Anchor Books
Publish Date: 14-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Mary Gordon
Mary Gordon is the author of the novels "Spending," "The Company of Women," "The Rest of Life," "Final Payments, The Other Side," and "Pearl"; the short story collections "Temporary Shelter "and "The Stories of Mary Gordon"; and the memoir "The Shadow Man." She has received a Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the 1997 O. Henry Award for best story. She teaches at Barnard College and lives in New York City.
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