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Circling My Mother A Memoir ( ebook ) BY Mary Gordon – Kindle ePUB & PDF

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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 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 characterization setting tone etc I have read about 10 tha

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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. 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 bit

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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 m reading Som


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 youNob

  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 me

  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 ask for facts in my memoirs not necessarily but it seems so EXAGGERATED For proof read the chapter about her

  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 upbrin

  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's book selection And to be honest I'm having trouble figuring out why it was chosen Less than 100 pages in the book comes across as incredibly bitter and self serving The author appears to be using this book to express her hurt feelings and share the difficult times she went through most of which she blame

  6. says:

    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'm reading Some people don't finish the book; I read it uickly Let me tell you whyMy mother lived until just shy of her ninety fourth birthday and like the author's mother she lived with the insidiousness of dementia for the last decade of h

  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 characterization setting tone etc I have read about 10 that are stellar and what I like about them most is

  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 short stories about the painter Bonnard The chapter about her mother's boss starts the

  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 wit

  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

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