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There Your Heart Lies

There Your Heart Lies by Mary Gordon
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May 09, 2017 | 336 Pages
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Praise

“In her exceptional new novel, Gordon animates the contradictions and subtleties of her outsider Catholicism, setting them within the dramatic panorama that reads—improbably—as swiftly as an airport paperback. . . . Throughout, Gordon illuminates her scenes with kinetic precision.” —Lorraine Adams, The New York Times Book Review

“A lovely, well-conceived, researched, and executed novel about love, loss, and family . . . Beautifully depicts the horrors of war and the beauty of the human heart that shines even amid darkness. . . Mary Gordon has left big footsteps to fill for any other author writing about this era of history.” —Autumn Markus, New York Journal of Books

“Radiant . . . Gordon journeys deep into the hearts and minds of women, still yearning, even at the last.” —Hamilton Cain, O, The Oprah Magazine

“Intellectually and emotionally involving . . . [Translates] inexplicable and inexpressible experience into understanding.” —Ellen Akins, Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Deeply affecting.” —The National Book Review
 
“[A] challenging, heartfelt novel about the questions we can’t avoid.” —Tom Deignan, Commonweal

“Shifting points in time and points of view reveal a young woman shaped by the zealotry that can emanate from family, faith, or war . . . An emotionally and historically rich work with a strong character portrait holding together its disparate parts.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Mary Gordon has been writing compelling books about faith, love and family for four decades . . . There Your Heart Lies depicts pleasure in the loving bonds between generations and in acts of generosity and selflessness between friends . . . Historically [and] emotionally satisfying.” —Lauren Bufferd, BookPage

“In her eighth novel, Mary Gordon presents important insight which inspires us to realize that lessons from the past can help improve our lives . . . Highly recommended.” —Historical Novel Society

“Commendable . . . Marian is a delightful, absorbing character, illuminating both a period and a place.” —Publishers Weekly

“Who are you? Who am I? Those are the questions that echo throughout Gordon’s latest novel, [which] all Gordon fans will appreciate . . . Sharply observed.” —Library Journal

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