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Circling My Mother 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 Hold 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 Powerfully 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 Edition. I had hoped to tell not only the story of my mother s life, writes Mary Gordon, but a larger story, a story that had implications beyond her immediate biography While highly personal, Gordon successfully places her mother s life in the context of immigration, war, working class Catholicism, and economic depression But critics disagree just how effectively or compassionately Gordon captures her mother Part of the disagreement has to do with what some reviewers describe as Gordon s lack ofI had hoped to tell not only the story of my mother s life, writes Mary Gordon, but a larger story, a story that had implications beyond her immediate biography While highly personal, Gordon successfully places her mother s life in the context of immigration, war, working class Catholicism, and economic depression But critics disagree just how effectively or compassionately Gordon captures her mother Part of the disagreement has to do with what some reviewers des 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 toward people in her family Her self pride particularly about her childhood precocity also seeps through a lot in an annoying way I did the book int This is the second book I ve read by Mary Gordon I have an ambivalent attitude tow 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 and who was looked down upon by most of her relatives despite the fact that she for long periods of time provided the bulk of their financial support.R No o Well, I m going to take a page from Kristi s book, and start a review mid book.Circling 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 blames on her family She spends a lot of space compla Well, I m going to take a page from Kristi s book, and start a review mid book.Circling 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 blames on her family She spends a lot of space complaining that her family is the root of her problems, but I can t imagine that the publishing of this book will do much to endear herself to them Perhaps she doesn t care.It s an outlet for her anger and resentment Perhaps this is a way to help the reader understand why her mother is the way it is, but I m having trouble getting past my dislike for the narrator Lots of people go through difficult things every day, and are able to find the strength to manage without being a whiny comp

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