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MARY GORDON's most recent work is The Liar's Wife, a collection of four novellas, published by Pantheon in August 2014. She is the author of six novels, including Final Payments, Pearl, and The Love of My Youth; the memoirs The Shadow Man and Circling My Mother; and The Stories of Mary Gordon, which was awarded the Story Prize. She has received numerous other honors, including a Lila Wallace-Reader′s Digest Writers′ Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and an Academy Award for Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She teaches at Barnard College and lives in New York City.

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Circling My Mother

Written by Mary Gordon


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 14, 2008
Price: $14.95

Anna 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... Read more >
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Circling My Mother

Written by Mary Gordon


Format: eBook
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 14, 2008
Price: $11.99

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The Company of Women

Written by Mary Gordon


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: March 12, 1986
Price: $19.00

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Final Payments

Written by Mary Gordon


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 6, 2006
Price: $16.95

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 support, gets a job, and becomes involved with two very... Read more >

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The Liar's Wife
Four Novellas
Written by Mary Gordon


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: August 5, 2014
Price: $25.95

The award-winning author at her storytelling best: four compelling novellas of Americans in Europe and Europeans in America.
 
In these absorbing and exquisitely made novellas of relationships at home and abroad, both historical and contemporary, we meet the ferocious Simone Weil during her final days as a transplant to New York City... Read more >
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The Liar's Wife
Four Novellas
Written by Mary Gordon


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: August 5, 2014
Price: $12.99

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The Love of My Youth

Written by Mary Gordon


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 3, 2012
Price: $15.00

Miranda and Adam, high school sweethearts now in their late fifties, arrive by chance at the same time in Rome, a city where they once spent a summer deeply in love. At an awkward reunion, Adam suggests that they meet for daily walks and get to know each other again. Both... Read more >
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The Love of My Youth

Written by Mary Gordon


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Price: $11.99

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Pearl

Written by Mary Gordon


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 11, 2006
Price: $15.00

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Pearl
A Novel
Written by Mary Gordon


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 18, 2005
Price: $11.99

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Reading Jesus
A Writer's Encounter with the Gospels
Written by Mary Gordon


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 2, 2010
Price: $15.00

Reading Jesus is a personal journey through the fundamental Biblical stories. As celebrated author Mary Gordon ponders the intense strangeness of a deity in human form, unresolved moral ambiguities within the text, and the problem posed to her as an enlightened reader by the miracle of the Resurrection. What she rediscovers—and... Read more >
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Reading Jesus
A Writer's Encounter with the Gospels
Written by Mary Gordon


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 27, 2009
Price: $13.99

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The Shadow Man
A Daughter's Search for Her Father
Written by Mary Gordon


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 29, 1997
Price: $13.95

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The Stories of Mary Gordon

Written by Mary Gordon


Format: eBook, 480 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 26, 2008
Price: $11.99

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The Stories of Mary Gordon

Written by Mary Gordon


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 6, 2007
Price: $15.95

The 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 circles in the early Temporary Shelter series, as well... Read more >
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The Woman Warrior, China Men

Written by Maxine Hong Kingston
Introduction by Mary Gordon


Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: April 12, 2005
Price: $25.00

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