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Circling my mother

by Gordon, Mary

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  • 31 Currently reading

Published by Pantheon Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Gordon, Mary, -- 1949- -- Family,
  • Authors, American -- 20th century -- Family relationships

  • Edition Notes

    StatementMary Gordon
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3557.O669 Z46 2007
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 254 p. ;
    Number of Pages254
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17236590M
    ISBN 100375424563
    ISBN 109780375424564
    LC Control Number2006102286

    Anna Gagliano Gordon, who died in 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 he. Circling My Mother by Mary Gordon, reviewed by Andrea Hoag. "What is the line between truth-telling and punishment?" This ever-so-subtle boundary is one Mary Gordon struggles to straddle throughout her sometimes touching, occasionally chilling new memoir, Circling My Mother. The O. Henry Prize–winning author chronicles the century-spanning life of her mother, Anna Gagliano Gordon, and the.

    Circling My Mother by Mary Gordon. ebook. Sign up to save your library. With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. 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. Aug 24,  · Clear-eyed memoir “Circling My Mother” examines a complex relationship “Circling My Mother” is her strongest work to date, but far from the easiest to read. The book is intensely Author: Kimberly Marlowe Hartnett.

    In this triumphant return to nonfiction after two critically acclaimed works of fiction, Mary Gordon gives us a rich, bittersweet memoir about her mother, their relationship and her role as daughter. Anna Gagliano Gordon, who died in at the a. Aug 30,  · For this edition of our virtual book club, we’re discussing Circling the Sun by Paula McLain. It’s easy to participate: just add your thoughts about the discussion questions (or anything else you’d like to talk about) in the comment section below.


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Feb 21,  · Circling My Mother: A Memoir [Mary Gordon] on autohelp.club *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In this triumphant return to nonfiction after two critically acclaimed works of fiction, Mary Gordon gives us a rich/5(34).

Well, I'm going to take a page from Kristi's book, and start a review mid-book. Circling My Mother is this year's One Book, One Saint Mary's book selection.

And to be honest, I'm having trouble figuring out why it was chosen. Less than pages in, the book comes across as incredibly bitter and self serving/5. Feb 21,  · Circling My Mother [Mary Gordon] on autohelp.club *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Anna Gagliano Gordon, who died in 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/5(34).

I am an avid reader and Circling My Mother is one of the best books I have ever read. It is so well-written and the book absolutely flows like butter.

The author's account of her childhood with her Mother is so vivid and I believe all of us can relate in one way or another.4/5(7). Aug 21,  · 'Circling My Mother,' A Memoir of Love and Pain Fresh Air's book critic reviews Circling My Mother, the new memoir by novelist Mary Gordon.

Circling My Mother (Book): Gordon, Mary: Random House, autohelp.club this triumphant return to nonfiction after two critically acclaimed works of fiction, Mary Gordon gives us a rich, bittersweet memoir about her mother, their relationship and her role as daughter.

Anna Gagliano Gordon, who died in at the age of 94, lived a life colored by large forces: immigration, world war, the Great. Aug 26,  · But the book’s core, and its most original chapter, delves into Gordon’s mother’s platonic relationship with several priests.

What’s inspiring about “Circling My Mother” is Gordon. Aug 28,  · Book Tour is a new Web feature and podcast. Each week we present leading authors of fiction and nonfiction as they read from and discuss their. Oct 14,  · Circling My Mother - Ebook written by Mary Gordon.

Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Circling My Mother/5(7). Oct 14,  · About Circling My Mother. Anna Gagliano Gordon, who died in at the age of 94, was the personification of the culture of the mid-century American Catholic working class.

Her mother's passing may have been long and painful, but by having the courage to write Circling My Mother, her daughter allows us to see Anna Gagliano Gordon as beautifully alive and vibrant, a source of inspiration and encouragement to a successful author-daughter, ultimately turning a.

that they hardly ever understand." With this book, Gordon starts to really look at her mother now that she is gone and finds herself beginning to understand what could have been the greatest love of her life.

CIRCLING MY MOTHER is a beautiful and resonant work that shows Gordon at. Circling My Mother: A Memoir Mary Gordon, Author.

Pantheon $24 (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. OTHER BOOKS Buy this book Short story writer, novelist and. Get this from a library. Circling my mother: a memoir. [Mary Gordon] -- The author shares the life story of her mother, Anna Gagliano Gordon--a hard-working single mother whose life was shaped by polio, alcoholism, and dementia--and discusses their relationship and her.

Get this from a library. Circling my mother. [Mary Gordon] -- The author shares the life story of her mother, Anna Gagliano Gordon--a hard-working single mother whose life was shaped by polio, alcoholism, and dementia--and discusses their relationship and her.

Read "Circling My Mother" by Mary Gordon available from Rakuten Kobo. Anna Gagliano Gordon, who died in at the age of 94, was the personification of the culture of the mid-century Ameri Brand: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Gordon’s mother, Anna Gordon, the subject of Circling My Mother, died in at the age of ninety-four.

Mary Gordon writes, “I write about her because I am a writer and it’s the only way. Anna Gagliano Gordon, who died in 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. Sep 16,  · Darcey Steinke’s review of Mary Gordon’s “Circling My Mother” (Aug. 26) is a balanced and nuanced discussion, free of the contention and polarity that seem to be endemic among books and.

Aug 10,  · In "Circling My Mother," Gordon pictures herself as typical of her generation: radical and iconoclastic - even revolutionary - in the '60s, complete with demonstrations and calling police officers.

Like that earlier book, this is an impressionistic portrait. “I came to realize that I couldn’t see my mother properly by standing in one place,” writes Gordon, explaining her title. “I had to walk around her life, to view it from many points.” She opens and closes this journey with vignettes about painter Pierre Bonnard.Aug 19,  · "Circling My Mother" is a curious work -- both wrenching and enlivening, resonant with candid emotion and yet sometimes episodic.

Mistrustful of her ability to portray her mother straight on (hence the title), Gordon has arranged the narrative in contextual chapters: her mother and her sisters, her mother's friends, her mother's body.Dec 22,  · Mary Gordon.

Circling My Mother. New York: Pantheon, Gordon is a significant American novelist who is also celebrated for her short fiction. She began as a poet, and that form's influence can be seen in her fine-shorn prose, a spare line where each word is honed to essentials and yet has a lyricism within its tautness.