I started this book in December 2012, stopping abruptly when the shock of the Sandy Hook shooting made everything else feel irrelevant. I finally picked up where I had left off after Christmas. And I am so glad I did because Mary Gordon's The Love of My Youth is a sublime book, wise and beautifully written.
The New York Times Book Review had this to say:
Emotionally 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.
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