Mary Gordon - There Your Heart Lies

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Gordon’s eighth novel focuses on Marian, who as a young woman flouted the wishes of her wealthy conservative Catholic family to volunteer in the Spanish Civil War. Now in her nineties and diagnosed with cancer, she’s haunted by her wartime experiences, which included falling in love, but also witnessing brutality. To ease her torment, she turns to Amelia, her granddaughter, and tells her things she’s never divulged before. Amelia, in turn, sets off for Spain herself, seeking closure on her grandmother’s behalf and looking for direction in her own life. Gordon, whose short stories, essays, and memoirs have explored family, relationships, and religion, raises questions about how to live a moral life in a confusing world, and shows how one generation both inherits and builds from the legacy of the previous ones.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Fiction & Poetry
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$26.95
ISBN: 9780307907943
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Published: Pantheon Books - May 9th, 2017

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