The Other Side

The Other Side

by Mary Gordon


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Both Ellen and Vincent left Ireland in the early part of this century, one bitterly escaping shame, humiliation, and fear; the other filled with hope for the promise and future of America - the "other side." Together for more than sixty years, they raised a family, savored their dreams, comforted, challenged, and defied one another. Their desires and fears are manifest in the generations that follow - children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, each carrying as a legacy of the past the need to find a true place in the family and in the world at large.

As she writes of passage and change, of the struggle of generations to find a common ground, Mary Gordon reveals that the dramas wrought by social and cultural forces can be resolved only in the realm of the heart.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780517080061
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/28/1992
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

Mary Gordon, Professor of English at Barnard College, is the bestselling author of five novels, three collections of short stories, and a memoir. Her books include The Rest of Life, The Other Side and Spending. She lives in New York City.


New York, New York

Date of Birth:

December 8, 1949

Place of Birth:

New York, New York


A.B., Barnard College, 1971; M.A., Syracuse University, 1973

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