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Mary Gordon


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Mary Catherine Gordon is an American writer and is the McIntosh Professor of English at Barnard College. She is best known for her novels, memoirs and literary criticism. They constitute an important contribution to Irish-American literature.
 
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A Southern Exposure (1995)
Alice Adams
"Deliciously readable, evocative, sensuous, and intoxicating as a gossip with an old, smart friend."
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The View from Stalin's Head (2004)
Aaron Hamburger
"To be American, Jewish, Gay, teaching English in Prague: this is the situation limned by Aaron Hamburger in his marvellous collection The View from Stalin's Head. Artfully crafted, funny, poignant, sharply observant of realities and anguishes, these stories introduce a voice as original and engaging as his subject matter. This is a succulent meal indeed!"
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Moonpies and Movie Stars (2006)
Amy Wallen
"To read MoonPies and Movie Stars is to take a delightful and exhilarating journey, kind of like being on a tour bus guided by Eudora Welty on speed."

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