There your Heart Lies

There your Heart Lies

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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.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780307907943
Characteristics: 320 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number: GORDON, M


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Jul 30, 2017

Mary Gordon shows that it takes a practicing Catholic to look unflinchingly at the Church's whole-hearted complicity in the depravity and terror of Franco's fascist rule. It is a heartbreaking story set the Spanish civil war and in the present with 90 year old Marian recollection of that time.


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Jun 09, 2017

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