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D 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 p. Public library copy I was looking for something light to read ha This is not light reading I read it uickly because that is what I do when I m not comfortable with what I

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Circling My Mother A Memoir

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 hol. This is the second book I ve read by Mary Gordon I have an ambivalent attitude toward her as a writer She writes well but I think I don t like her as a person It would be in

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Owerfully 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 From the Trade Paperback editio. I did not particularly like this book The relationship between Ms Gordon and her mother is so strained and strange as are her relationships with her extended family aunts co


10 thoughts on “Circling My Mother A Memoir

  1. says:

    Mother mother your feet stinkYou're old and poor and you like to drinkStill you're a Catholic pure and trueMother mother I hate youNobody reads Mary Gordon expecting warmth insight empathy or humor From the very beginning th

  2. says:

    This is the second book I've read by Mary Gordon I have an ambivalent attitude toward her as a writer She writes well but I think I don't like her as a person It would be interesting to see what I thought if I met her Mary Gordon's book about her mom is a lot about her herself really And she seems to harbor a lot of grudges and ill will tow

  3. says:

    After reading this actually 34 before I flung it down in disgustI wouldn't shake Mary Gordon's hand if she held it out to me A memoir is all about personal perspective but hers is so bitter and warped and skewed and I don't

  4. says:

    No one will ever fault Mary Gordon for a lack of frankness or honesty In the past she has mined her rather difficult upbringing and family life for short stories novels essays and memoirs Now with Circling My Mother she shares intimate details of her often difficult relationship with her mother a woman afflicted with polio as a young girl a

  5. says:

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

  6. says:

    Public library copy I was looking for something 'light' to read ha This is not light reading I read it uickly because tha

  7. says:

    I'm nearing the 75 mark for memoirs read Since I'm writing my own I'm trying to read as many as possible to study form language charac

  8. says:

    This was a book club selection Some people loved it Some disliked it intensely Most were indifferent I can't claim to have read this book I skimmed most of it The book is supposed to be a memoir of her mother In reality it is about the author The picture it paints of the author are vey unflattering It starts and ends with

  9. says:

    I did not particularly like this book The relationship between Ms Gordon and her mother is so strained and strange as are her relationships with her extended family aunts cousins Perhaps I could not understand the dynamics of a large

  10. says:

    A memoir about a complex mother daughter relationship the author's tone is self involved and excessively self important Even though each chapter's title begins with My Mother and the author makes this a story about her own internal ruminations including an excessive use of literaryphilosophicalartistic references