Mary Gordon’s fiction explores the nature of love of religion, of family relationships and, in every sense, illuminates and enhances our lives.
Raised by five intensely religious women and a charismatic, controversial priest, sheltered from the secular world, Felicitas Maria Taylor is intelligent, charming, and desperate for a taste of ordinary happiness. More freedom than she has ever imagined awaits her at Columbia University in the 1960s. There, Felicitas falls in love with the worst man for her—with shattering results. Now she must turn again to the company of the women who love her, as she struggles to embrace the future without betraying the past.
Praise for The Company of Women
“A superb, stunningly written novel.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer
“Rich . . . satisfying . . . a work of vast intelligence and enormous charm.”—Newsday
MARY GORDON is the author of eight novels, including Final Payments, Pearl, and The Love of My Youth; six works of nonfiction, including the memoirs The Shadow Man and Circling My Mother; and three collections of fiction, including The Stories… More about Mary Gordon
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Published by Ballantine Books Mar 12, 1986| 304 Pages| 5-1/2 x 8-1/2| ISBN 9780345483010