The Resource There your heart lies, Mary Gordon

There your heart lies, Mary Gordon

Label
There your heart lies
Title
There your heart lies
Statement of responsibility
Mary Gordon
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Marian cut herself off from her wealthy, conservative Irish Catholic family when she volunteered during the Spanish Civil War -- an experience 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. 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 trapped in Spain in perilous circumstances for nearly a decade. When Marian is diagnosed with cancer, she finally speaks about what happened to her during those years -- personal and ethical challenges nearly unthinkable to Amelia's millennial generation, as well as the unexpected gifts of true love and true friendship. Marian's story compels Amelia to make her own journey to Spain, to reconcile her grandmother's past with her own uncertain future
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
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/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print basic
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  • Grandmothers
  • Cancer
  • Self-actualization (Psychology) in women
  • Intergenerational communication
  • Spain
  • Spain
Target audience
adult
Label
There your heart lies, Mary Gordon
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 511-513)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
517 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432843120
Isbn Type
(hbk. : lg. print)
Lccn
2017022625
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)987376411
Label
There your heart lies, Mary Gordon
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 511-513)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
517 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432843120
Isbn Type
(hbk. : lg. print)
Lccn
2017022625
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)987376411

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