Biography

Mary Gordon

Mary Gordon 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.

Mary Gordon

Books by Mary Gordon

by Mary Gordon - Fiction

In Mary Gordon’s 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; a vulnerable American grad student who escapes to Italy after her first, compromising love affair; the charming Irish liar of the title story, who gets more out of life than most of us; and Thomas Mann, opening the heart of a high school kid in the Midwest.

by Mary Gordon - Fiction

As teenagers, Miranda and Adam began a love affair that endured through college only to end in a painful betrayal. When a mutual friend brings them together in present-day Rome, they haven't seen each other in more than three decades. The two embark on daily walks, reconnecting in the heart of this beautiful city, which still holds passionate memories.