Gordon, Mary

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Payback

Award winner Gordon (Final Payments) stacks the deck a bit too much in Agnes’s favor, making her eminently likable and sympathetic, despite her undeniable privilege. Heidi/Quin is the clear villain. The moral dilemma could have been more evenhanded, although perhaps that would have undercut Gordon’s aim of indicting the glorification of meanness that has seeped into contemporary American culture.
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On Thomas Merton

Merton devotees and those wishing to learn more about him will appreciate this detailed look at his accomplishments and struggles.
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There Your Heart Lies

As Amelia explores her grandmother's story in this sharply observed text, her misguided attempt to bring closure flirts with, but thankfully doesn't succumb to, a Hollywood ending. All Gordon fans will appreciate. [See Prepub Alert, 11/7/16.]
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The Love of My Youth

Gordon's stellar literary reputation ensures that her fans will line up for this latest entry. Their enjoyment, however, may hinge on whether they believe that Adam and Miranda were in love in their youth or just in love with their youth. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 11/15/10.]—Sally Bissell, Lee Cty. Lib. Syst., Ft. Myers, FL
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The Love of My Youth

Gordon's stellar literary reputation ensures that her fans will line up for this latest entry. Their enjoyment, however, may hinge on whether they believe that Adam and Miranda were in love in their youth or just in love with their youth. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 11/15/10.]—Sally Bissell, Lee Cty. Lib. Syst., Ft. Myers, FL
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