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The love of my youth, Mary Gordon

Label
The love of my youth
Title
The love of my youth
Statement of responsibility
Mary Gordon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This work is a novel about first lovers meeting again after more than thirty years, walking the streets of Rome and reimmersing themselves in their lost past. Miranda and Adam, high school sweethearts now in their late fifties, arrive by chance at the same time in Rome, where they once spent a summer deeply in love, blissfully living together. At an awkward reunion, the two, who parted in an atmosphere of passionate betrayal in the 1960s and haven't seen each other since, are surprised to discover that they may still have something to talk about; they decide that, for these few weeks, they will take daily walks together. As they experience Rome, the pleasures of eye and palate, and the daily drama of the streets, they review their lives (married to others, and with grown children) and gradually explore not just what matters to them now, but what happened to them long ago. Miranda and Adam are masterfully portrayed characters, intent on understanding who they are in relation to who they were. Theirs is a rich and wise story of forgiveness and reckoning
Summary
Having not seen each other for more than 40 years, Miranda and Adam unexpectedly reunite in Rome--where they once spent a summer deeply in love--and agree to spend the Italian afternoons taking walks together, experiencing the city, bringing each other up to date--and reviewing the betrayal that drove them
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
379817
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gordon, Mary
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3557.O669
LC item number
L68 2011
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • First loves
  • Middle-aged persons
  • Rome (Italy)
Target audience
adult
Label
The love of my youth, Mary Gordon
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
302 pages
Isbn
9780307377425
Lccn
2010032988
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 654311392
  • (OCoLC)654311392
Label
The love of my youth, Mary Gordon
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
302 pages
Isbn
9780307377425
Lccn
2010032988
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 654311392
  • (OCoLC)654311392

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