The Resource There your heart lies : a novel, Mary Gordon

There your heart lies : a novel, Mary Gordon

Label
There your heart lies : a novel
Title
There your heart lies
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Mary Gordon
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From the award-winning, much loved writer: a deeply moving novel about an American woman's place during the Spanish Civil War, the lessons she took from it, and how her story will shape her granddaughter's path. Marian cut herself off from her conservative, wealthy Irish Catholic family when she volunteered during the Spanish Civil War--experiences she has always kept to herself. Now in her nineties, she shares her Rhode Island cottage with her granddaughter Amelia, a young woman of good heart but only a vague notion of life's purpose. As the narrative unfolds, their daily existence is intertwined with Marian's secret past--the blow to her youthful idealism when she witnessed the brutalities on both sides of Franco's war, and the romance that left her adrift in Spain with yet another family who misunderstood her. When Marian is diagnosed with cancer, she speaks at last about what happened to her in Spain--which compels Amelia to journey to Spain herself, to reconcile Marian's past with her own uncertain future. With the exquisite female bond at its core, this novel of how character is forged in a particular moment in history and passed down through the generations will linger long with its readers"--
  • "From the award-winning, much loved writer: a deeply moving novel about an American woman's place during the Spanish Civil War, the lessons she took from it, and how her story will shape her granddaughter's path"--
Summary
Sharing her Rhode Island cottage with a granddaughter who has not yet discovered her life's purpose, ailing nonagenarian Marian reflects on how as a young woman she cut herself off from her wealthy, conservative Irish Catholic family to volunteer in the Spanish Civil War
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10562239
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gordon, Mary
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3557.O669
LC item number
T48 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • FICTION / War & Military
  • Grandmothers
  • Spain
Target audience
adult
Label
There your heart lies : a novel, Mary Gordon
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
956957291
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9780307907943
Lccn
2016038634
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Label
There your heart lies : a novel, Mary Gordon
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
956957291
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9780307907943
Lccn
2016038634
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n

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