Best Download [Mary Gordon] ☆ Men and Angels || [Historical Fiction Book] PDF ☆

By Mary Gordon | Comments: ( 333 ) | Date: ( Sep 21, 2019 )

Anne Foster s husband is in France She has stayed behind in their small college town with her two young children whom she loves with an intensity that awes her to finish writing the catalogue for a major exhibition of the work of American Impressionist painter Caroline Watson As she delves into Caroline s life, Anne sees a side of mother love she d never fathomedAnne Foster s husband is in France She has stayed behind in their small college town with her two young children whom she loves with an intensity that awes her to finish writing the catalogue for a major exhibition of the work of American Impressionist painter Caroline Watson As she delves into Caroline s life, Anne sees a side of mother love she d never fathomed Meanwhile, Anne s live in babysitter, Laura Post, is obsessed with a different kind of love She sees herself as one of God s chosen and believes she has been sent to save Anne and her children, whether they want it or not .


  • Title: Men and Angels
  • Author: Mary Gordon
  • ISBN: 9780345329257
  • Page: 320
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback

About Author:

Mary Gordon

Mary Gordon was born in Far Rockaway, New York, to Anna Gagliano Gordon, an Italian Irish Catholic mother, and David Gordon, a Jewish father who converted to Catholicism While growing up, she attended Holy Name of Mary School in Valley Stream and for high school attended The Mary Louis Academy in Jamaica, N.Y She is Catholic.She received her A.B from Barnard College in 1971, and her M.A from Syracuse University in 1973 Gordon lived in New Paltz, New York for a time during the 1980s She and her husband, Arthur Cash, live in New York City and Hope Valley, Rhode Island They have two adult children, Anna and David Gordon is the McIntosh Professor of English at Barnard College Cash is retired.In 1981, she wrote the foreword to the Harvest edition of Virginia Woolf s A Room of One s Own In 1984 she was one of 97 theologians and religious persons who signed A Catholic Statement on Pluralism and Abortion, calling for religious pluralism and discussion within the Catholic Church regarding the Church s position on abortion.Novelist Galaxy Craze has said of Gordon, She loves to read she would read us passages in class and start crying, she s so moved by really good writing And she was the only good writing teacher at Barnard, so I just kept taking her class over and over She taught me so much.



Comments Men and Angels

  • Anna Dowdall

    I'd give this book a 4.5 if I could. Mary Gordon is one of those American writers of relatively few and critically acclaimed serious novels of the 80s and thereabouts. To add to her uniqueness, a feminist and practicing Catholic who uses fiction to address the most serious of themes. If Men and Angels falters once in a rare while, as Gordon examines the relationship between a successful researcher with a wonderful life and the tormented au pair who comes to look after her kids when she's in a ch [...]


  • Dianeparente62gmail.com

    This is my first experience with a Mary Gordon book. One knows immediately one is in the presence of an accomplished author and an intense describer of characters internal and external traits. By book's end this reader was a little tired of all the interior monologues but sees that is the essence of the novel,just perhaps somewhat overdone. The story flows well to a somewhat unexpected ending. Although Gordon's depiction of a religiously fanatic babysitter is well drawn, one wishes there had bee [...]


  • Pam

    This is an older book that I just finally got around to reading in 1999. She had a lot of good things to say which kept me reading but toward the end it got a little tiring and I was ready for it to be over.


  • Ruth

    This is the first Mary Gordon novel I've read--an exploration of mother love & the terrible effects of its lack. I sometimes felt that passages on the emotional permutations of the characters--especially Anne, the main protagonist--went on too long, particularly when reflecting her uncertainty about herself in relation to other women. However, that is likely more my reaction to women who are constantly comparing themselves (come on, get over it!) & less a flaw in the book. Maybe a woman [...]


  • Dee

    My first Mary Gordon novel, but not my last.


  • Rachel

    I enjoyed the way Mary Gordon wrote about the experiences of being a woman.


  • Kathy

    From the very first page this story instills a feeling of dread: Laura is a character who can't come to a good end. Art historian Anne Foster hires her as a nanny in desperation, in spite of misgivings that only increase as time goes by. An interesting juxtaposition of Laura's story, Anne's story, and the story of the painter Anne is researching. Reveals the relationship that can develop between a biographer and her subject, even when that person is long dead, and the degree to which an academic [...]


  • Ruth

    I would have given it five stars except for the character of Laura, who is supposed to be rather unlovable, was so much so it made it hard for me to continue reading at times. This is really a heart breaking tale of the failure of parental love and the damage, not only to that child, but to SO many others who came in contact with her through her short life. It really makes you think about those people you hear yelling nasty stuff at their kids. It's all about damages.


  • Maria

    This book had such potential with interesting characters, but it really seemed to fall flat. I was disappointed by the climax-- seemed to be a cop out, rather than a chance to explore something far more unusual/interesting.


  • Elaine

    This book is about relationships between men and women, parents and children and the failure of love for the unlovable.


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