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Mary Gordon

$10 members /
$12 non-members


Free for Young Patrons ($125) members and higher


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Mary Gordon

Thursday, October 2 | 7:30 pm

Moderated by American writer Mary Beth Keane (author of The Walking People and Fever)

"Unmistakable talent…Mary Gordon shows great respect for her craft.” – The New York Times

Join us for an evening with bestselling author Mary Gordon as she reads from The Liar's Wife, a collection of four novellas of Americans abroad and Europeans in America.

In these absorbing and exquisite stories of relationships at home and abroad, we meet the ferocious Simone Weil during her final days as a transplant to New York City; a vulnerable American grad student who escapes to Italy after her first, compromising love affair; a charming Irish liar of the title novella, who gets more out of life than most; and the visiting anti-Nazi German author Thomas Mann, influencing the life of a high-school kid in America.

Mary Gordon is the author of six novels, including Final Payments, Pearl, and The Love of My Youth, the memoirs The Shadow Man and Circling My Mother, and The Stories of Mary Gordon, which was awarded the Story Prize. She has received numerous other honors, including a Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Writers' Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and an Academy Award for Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She teaches at Barnard College and lives in New York City.



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Mary Beth Keane was born in New York City to Irish parents. She attended Barnard College and the University of Virginia, where she received an MFA in Fiction. In 2011, she was named by Julia Glass to the National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35.” Her first novel, The Walking People (2009),was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award and her latest novel, Fever, was named one of the Best of 2013 by NPR Books, Library Journal, and the San Francisco Chronicle. She lives in Rockland County, New York, with her husband and their two sons.

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