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Mary Gordon, best selling author, presents seminar & reading

Mary Gordon

Mary Gordon

Mary Gordon, one of America's most admired prose writers and author of several best selling novels, as well as short stories, memoirs, essays and criticism will speak on Wednesday, March 9th at two campus events. She will give an informal seminar at 4:15 p.m. in HU 354 and a reading at 8 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center.

Gordon is known for her investigations of Catholic family life, Catholic spirituality, thwarted love, moral struggle, personal sacrifice, female identity, and family pain. She is often praised for her deep insights and lyrical writing.

Her most recent novel is Pearl (2005); other books include: the biography, Joan of Arc (2000); the essay collection, Seeing Through Places: Reflections on Geography and Identity (2000); the novel, Spending: A Utopian Divertimento (1998); and the best selling memoir of her secretive, tormented father, The Shadow Man (1996). Other acclaimed novels include The Other Side (1989), Men and Angels (1985), The Company of Women (1981), and Final Payments (1978).

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New York State Writers Institute
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