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Product Description: In the short novels that make up this beautiful collection, Mary Gordon presents a quartet of finely rendered, emotionally resonant stories. Here we meet the ferocious Simone Weil during her last days as a transplant in New York City; a vulnerable American graduate student who escapes to Italy after her first, compromising love affair; the charming Irish liar of the title, who gets more out of life than most; and Thomas Mann, opening the heart of a high schooler in the Midwest...read more

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9780307390332 | Reprint edition (Anchor Books, July 7, 2015), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: In the short novels that make up this beautiful collection, Mary Gordon presents a quartet of finely rendered, emotionally resonant stories.

CD/Spoken Word:

9781491505977 | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio, July 7, 2015), cover price $14.99 | About this edition: The beloved author at her storytelling best: four wonderful novellas of Americans abroad and Europeans in America.
9781491505984 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, July 7, 2015), cover price $9.99
9781491505939 | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio, August 5, 2014), cover price $32.99
9781491505946 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, August 5, 2014), cover price $14.99

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9780307377432 | Pantheon Books, August 5, 2014, cover price $25.95

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Product Description: 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...read more

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9781410437662 | Large print edition (Thorndike Pr, June 1, 2011), cover price $32.99

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9780307390325 | Reprint edition (Anchor Books, April 3, 2012), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: 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.

Miscellaneous:

9780307379771 | Pantheon Books, April 5, 2011, cover price $24.00

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Product Description: Navidad de 1998: Maria Meyers se da cuenta de que su hija Pearl se encadeno fuera de la embajada de los Estados Unidos en Dublin, iniciando una huelga de hambre a la muerte misma. Aunque Maria fue una vez una estudiante de ideas radicales y aun vive para sus creencias, le llama la atencion que Pearl se encuentre en esta dolorosa situacion...read more

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9788466648301 | Italian edition edition (Ediciones B, October 1, 2011), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Navidad de 1998: Maria Meyers se da cuenta de que su hija Pearl se encadeno fuera de la embajada de los Estados Unidos en Dublin, iniciando una huelga de hambre a la muerte misma.

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Product Description: From the acclaimed author of Pearl and Final Payments comes a beautifully choreographed novel about first lovers meeting again after more than thirty years and reimmersing themselves in their shared past.  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, living together blissfully...read more

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9780307377425 | Pantheon Books, April 5, 2011, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: From the acclaimed author of Pearl and Final Payments comes a beautifully choreographed novel about first lovers meeting again after more than thirty years and reimmersing themselves in their shared past.

In the introduction to this remarkable book, Mary Gordon is riding in a taxi as the driver listens to a religious broadcast, and she reflects that, though a lifelong Christian, she is at odds with many others who identify themselves as Christians. In an effort to understand whether or not she had “invented a Jesus to fulfill my own wishes,” she determined to read the Gospels as literature and to study Jesus as a character. What results is a vibrantly fresh and personal journey through the Gospels, as Gordon plumbs the mysteries surrounding one of history's most central figures.In this impassioned and eye-opening book, Gordon takes us through all the fundamental stories—the Prodigal Son, the Temptation in the Desert, the parable of Lazarus, the Agony in the Garden—pondering the intense strangeness of a deity in human form, the unresolved more ambiguities, the problem posed to her as an enlightened reader by the miracle of the Resurrection. What she rediscovers—and reinterprets with her signature candor, intelligence, and straightforwardness—is a rich store of overlapping, sometimes conflicting teachings that feel both familiar and tantalizingly elusive. It is this unsolvable conundrum that rests at the heart of Reading Jesus and with which Gordon keeps us in thrall on every page.

Hardcover:

9780375424571 | 1 edition (Pantheon Books, October 27, 2009), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: In the introduction to this remarkable book, Mary Gordon is riding in a taxi as the driver listens to a religious broadcast, and she reflects that, though a lifelong Christian, she is at odds with many others who identify themselves as Christians.

CD/Spoken Word:

9781400115013 | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, December 21, 2009), cover price $24.99
9781400165018 | Mp3 una edition (Tantor Media Inc, December 21, 2009), cover price $19.99

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Product Description: Anna Gagliano Gordon, la madre de la gran escritora estadounidense Mary Gordon, murio en 2002 a los 94 años, tras pasar por la experiencia de la inmigracion, la guerra mundial, la Gran Depresion, una enfermedad durante la infancia -la polio- de la que se salvaria pero que dejaria secuelas en su fisico, y, ya en la madurez, episodios de alcoholismo que la conducirian a la amargura...read more

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9788402420916 | Ediciones B, June 15, 2009, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: Anna Gagliano Gordon, la madre de la gran escritora estadounidense Mary Gordon, murio en 2002 a los 94 años, tras pasar por la experiencia de la inmigracion, la guerra mundial, la Gran Depresion, una enfermedad durante la infancia -la polio- de la que se salvaria pero que dejaria secuelas en su fisico, y, ya en la madurez, episodios de alcoholismo que la conducirian a la amargura.

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9780307277619 | Reprint edition (Anchor Books, October 14, 2008), cover price $14.95

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Spanning the author's entire career, a compilation of short fiction offers an panoramic study of Irish-American life, in a collection that includes 'The Neighborhood,' about a young girl who has lost both her father and her joy in life; 'City Life,' a portrait of the dark side of apartment living; and interlinked tales from Temporary Shelter. Reprint.

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9780375423161 | Pantheon Books, October 17, 2006, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: A collection of short stories offers a panoramic study of Irish-American family life.

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9781400078080 | Reprint edition (Anchor Books, November 6, 2007), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Spanning the author's entire career, a compilation of short fiction offers an panoramic study of Irish-American life, in a collection that includes 'The Neighborhood,' about a young girl who has lost both her father and her joy in life; 'City Life,' a portrait of the dark side of apartment living; and interlinked tales from Temporary Shelter.

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The acclaimed novelist and author of The Shadow Man continues the story of her family as she shares the life story of her mother, Anna Gagliano Gordon--a hard-working single mother whose life was shaped by the physical affliction of polio, as well as the ravages of alcoholism and dementia--their relationship, and her role as a daughter. 25,000 first printing.

Hardcover:

9780375424564 | Pantheon Books, August 14, 2007, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: 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 role as a daughter.

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Receiving a call from the State Department that her daughter Pearl has been protesting global violence by chaining herself to a flagpole at the American embassy in Dublin and refusing to eat, liberal New Yorker and single mother Maria Meyers heads to Ireland to save her daughter, while Pearl's surrogate father, Joseph Kasperman, flies in from Rome to help. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

Hardcover:

9780786276448 | Large print edition (Thorndike Pr, June 13, 2005), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: A New York Times Bestseller On Christmas night, 1998, Maria Meyers - a New York single mother with a radical past - receives a call from the State Department: her daughter, Pearl, has chained herself to the flagpole outside the American embassy in Dublin and has not eaten in six weeks.
9780375423154 | Pantheon Books, January 11, 2005, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Receiving a call from the State Department that her daughter Pearl has been protesting global violence by chaining herself to a flagpole at the American embassy in Dublin and refusing to eat, Maria Meyers heads to Ireland to save her daughter.

Paperback:

9781400078073 | Reprint edition (Anchor Books, April 11, 2006), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Receiving a call from the State Department that her daughter Pearl has been protesting global violence by chaining herself to a flagpole at the American embassy in Dublin and refusing to eat, Maria Meyers heads to Ireland to save her daughter.

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In Conversations with Mary Gordon, Mary Gordon reveals her intellectual vigor, her freewheeling humor, and her strongly held opinions on issues ranging from sex to contemporary literature and gender theory. With candor, she details her departure from and eventual return to her Irish-Catholic heritage. Since the resounding success of her first novel, Final Payments (1978), Gordon has been one of America's most popular and controversial writers. She has published five novels, three novellas, two collections of essays, a short story collection, a memoir, a biography of Joan of Arc, and dozens of book reviews. Conversations with Mary Gordon joins the writer in talks with Terry Gross, Charlie Rose, Edmund White, Madison Smartt Bell, Patrick H. Samway, and others. Nine of these interviews have never before been published. Her many interviewers know her as a wonderful, gregarious, passionate, and articulate interviewee. This is surprising, considering that Gordon once insisted during an interview that "interviews are absolutely my idea of hell." The clarity and conviction evident in her writing are matched by the same qualities in her conversation. She explores her favorite novelists--Virginia Woolf, Jane Austen, George Eliot, Thomas Hardy, Ford Madox Ford--and talks at length about how and why she uses Roman Catholicism as metaphor and symbol in her own writing. Freely discussing the autobiographic influences in her work, she is open about the huge influence of her father. David Gordon, a journalist and scholar, died when Mary was seven. Mary loved him dearly, and she discusses his influence on her life and writing, as well as her profound disillusionment with him when she discovered the self-hatred and ultra-conservatism of his writing. Her utter devotion to him in early interviews gives way to disillusionment, rejection, and, ultimately, acceptance. This collection allows the reader to trace the roots--both literary and autobiographical--of one of America's most fiercely intelligent and thoughtful writers. Alma Bennett is an associate professor of humanities and English at Clemson University.
By Alma Bennett (editor) and Mary Gordon

Hardcover:

9781578064465 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, April 1, 2002, cover price $50.00

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9781578064472 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, April 1, 2002, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: In Conversations with Mary Gordon, Mary Gordon reveals her intellectual vigor, her freewheeling humor, and her strongly held opinions on issues ranging from sex to contemporary literature and gender theory.

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The author looks at eight locations that have shaped her life and career, including her grandmother's house, her babysitter's house, a neighbor's house, a vacation rental where she often worked, and the public spaces of the church and university. (view table of contents)

Hardcover:

9780786225767 | Large print edition (Thorndike Pr, June 1, 2000), cover price $28.95 | About this edition: The author looks at eight locations that have shaped her life and career, including her grandmother's and babysitter's houses, a vacation rental where she often worked, and the public spaces of the church and university.
9780684862545 | Scribner, January 1, 2000, cover price $23.00 | About this edition: The author looks at eight locations that have shaped her life and career, including her grandmother's house, her babysitter's house, a neighbor's house, a vacation rental where she often worked, and the public spaces of the church and university

Paperback:

9780684862552 | Scribner, September 25, 2001, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: The author looks at eight locations that have shaped her life and career, including her grandmother's house, her babysitter's house, a neighbor's house, a vacation rental where she often worked, and the public spaces of the church and university.

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Product Description: 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.

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9780517197103 | Random House Value Pub, December 1, 1999, cover price $4.99 | About this edition: 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.
9780679428855, titled "The Shadow Man" | Random House Inc, May 1, 1996, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: The author shares her memories of the father who died when she was a child and her discovery of the truth about his life and death and the secrets he hid

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9780679749318, titled "The Shadow Man" | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, May 1, 1997), cover price $13.95 | About this edition: The author shares her memories of the father who died when she was a child and her discovery of the truth about his life and death and the secrets he hid

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A passionate artist cannot refuse an offer from a wealthy man to be her muse and provide the time, space, and money for her to paint, but she suddenly becomes a great success and his star fades, which makes the dynamic in their relationship change

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9780786214204 | Large print edition (Thorndike Pr, May 1, 1998), cover price $26.95 | About this edition: A passionate artist cannot refuse an offer from a wealthy man to be her muse and provide the time, space, and money for her to paint, but she suddenly becomes a great success and his star fades, which makes the dynamic in their relationship change
9780684839455, titled "Spending: A Utopian Divertimento" | Scribner, March 1, 1998, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: A passionate artist cannot refuse an offer from a wealthy man to be her muse and provide the time, space, and money for her to paint, but she suddenly becomes a great success and his star fades, which makes the dynamic in their relationship change

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9780684852041, titled "Spending: A Utopian Divertimento" | Scribner, March 1, 1999, cover price $20.95 | About this edition: A passionate artist cannot refuse an offer from a wealthy man to be her muse and provide the time, space, and money for her to paint, but she suddenly becomes a great success and his star fades, which makes the dynamic in their relationship change

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Product Description: Twayne's United States Authors, English Authors, and World Authors Series present concise critical introductions to great writers and their works.Devoted to critical interpretation and discussion of an author's work, each study takes account of major literary trends and important scholarly contributions and provides new critical insights with an original point of view...read more
By Frank Day (editor) and Mary Gordon

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9780805740240 | Twayne Pub, June 1, 1996, cover price $57.00 | About this edition: Twayne's United States Authors, English Authors, and World Authors Series present concise critical introductions to great writers and their works.

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In 'Immaculate Man', a virgin priest finds love; a journalist alters his lover's life in 'Living at Home'; and in 'The Rest of Life', a teenager is inspired by the Romantic poets to make a suicide pact.

Hardcover:

9780816159079 | Large print edition (G K Hall & Co, January 1, 1994), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: In 'Immaculate Man,' a virgin priest finds love; a journalist alters his lover's life in 'Living at Home,' and in 'The Rest of Life,' a teenager is inspired by the Romantic poets to make a suicide pact
9780670838288 | Viking Pr, August 1, 1993, cover price $22.00 | About this edition: In 'Immaculate Man,' a virgin priest finds love; a journalist alters his lover's life in 'Living at Home;' and in 'The Rest of Life,' a teenager is inspired by the Romantic poets to make a suicide pact

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9780140149074 | Reprint edition (Penguin USA, August 1, 1994), cover price $18.00 | About this edition: In 'Immaculate Man', a virgin priest finds love; a journalist alters his lover's life in 'Living at Home'; and in 'The Rest of Life', a teenager is inspired by the Romantic poets to make a suicide pact.

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Product Description: Essays, Literary Studies, Literary Fiction

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9780670825677, titled "Good Boys and Dead Girls: And Other Essays" | Viking Pr, March 1, 1991, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Traces the relation of literature to human life, in a collection of essays, such as the title piece that takes on Dreiser, Faulkner, and Updike, and others about abortion, male domination, and the Church

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9780140116939 | Penguin USA, March 1, 1992, cover price $10.00 | About this edition: Essays, Literary Studies, Literary Fiction

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A tale spanning two continents brings three generations of the McNamara clan together to help fulfill a sixty-year-old promise to Ellen, the family's dying matriarch

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9781568950723 | Large print edition (Wheeler Pub Inc, May 1, 1994), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: A tale spanning two continents brings three generations of the McNamara clan together to help fulfill a sixty-year-old promise to Ellen, the family's dying matriarch
9780670825660 | Viking Pr, October 1, 1989, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: The story of an American Irish family, dominated by Ellen MacNamara, lying on her deathbed, but too angry to die.

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9780747507147, titled "Other Side" | Gardners Books, January 28, 1991, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: The story of an American Irish family, dominated by Ellen MacNamara, lying on her deathbed, but too angry to die.
9780140144086, titled "Other Side" | Reprint edition (Penguin USA, October 1, 1990), cover price $25.00 | About this edition: A tale spanning two continents brings three generations of the McNamara clan together to help fulfill a sixty-year-old promise to Ellen, the family's dying matriach

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A collection of twenty-one stories, including a trio of interrelated stories that deal with the Irish immigrant experience in the United States

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9780394555201 | Random House Inc, April 1, 1987, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: A collection of twenty-one stories, including a trio of interrelated stories that deal with the Irish immigrant experience in the United States

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