The New York Times Book Review‘The Love of my Youth’ ReviewApril 8, 2011Emotionally engaging and smoothly flowing, “The Love of My Youth” showcases Gordon’s power to write with controlled urgency, without dissembling or exaggeration, to reveal truths that are hard to face in the unsparing light of day, but without which we could not see ourselves as we are.
Book Page‘The Love of my Youth’ ReviewApril 2011Those of us who are of a certain age sometimes find ourselves wondering, “Am I still the person I once was?” Nothing can bring this question to mind more quickly than seeing a friend from the past. This question—and the issues that result—are examined beautifully in Mary Gordon’s seventh novel, The Love of My Youth, in which childhood sweethearts meet again after more than 30 years and immerse themselves in discussing a shared past.
Publishers Weekly‘The Love of my Youth’ ReviewFebruary 14, 2011Thoughtful and moving, Gordon’s latest captures the ardor and vulnerability of young love and the cautious circumspection of middle age.
A Prairie Home CompanionSweet ReminiscenceDecember 31, 2010Garrison’s special guests include poet Sharon Olds, authors Ian Frazier and Mary Gordon and playwright and author Paul Rudnick. They talk about holidays gone by when they were kids and read their writings about their own families. “It will be about,” he says, “sweet reminiscence” of holidays past.
Book Tour on NPR.orgMary Gordon Reads from ‘Circling My Mother’August 28, 2007Book Tour is a Web feature and podcast. Each week we present leading authors of fiction and nonfiction as they read from and discuss their work.
Bill MoyersOn Faith and ReasonApril 2006Watch the full PBS interview during which Bill Moyers and Mary Gordon discuss faith, doubt, tolerance, life, death, and metaphysical poetry.
Fresh Air‘Pearl’: A Tale of Motherhood and MartyrdomJanuary 31, 2005Novelist Mary Gordon’s new book, Pearl, is about a mother’s struggle to understand her daughter’s public act of martyrdom. Gordon is the author of seven novels, including Final Payments and The Company of Women, and four nonfiction works.