There Your Heart Lies

A Novel

A deeply moving generational story from the award-winning novelist Mary Gordon.

By Mary Gordon Read by Angela Brazil Literary / Relationships / Women's Fiction English, Unabridged 12h 7m Sell Sheet Also available on
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							Marian cut herself off from her wealthy, conservative Irish Catholic family when she volunteered during the Spanish Civil War-an experience she has always kept to herself. Now in her nineties, she shares her Rhode Island cottage with her granddaughter Amelia, a young woman of good heart but only a vague notion of life's purpose. Their daily existence is intertwined with Marian's secret past: the blow to her youthful idealism when she witnessed the brutalities on both sides of Franco's war and the romance that left her trapped in Spain in perilous circumstances for nearly a decade. When Marian is diagnosed with cancer, she finally speaks about what happened to her during those years-personal and ethical challenges nearly unthinkable to Amelia's millennial generation, as well as the unexpected gifts of true love and true friendship. 

Marian's story compels Amelia to make her own journey to Spain, to reconcile her grandmother's past with her own uncertain future. With their exquisite female bond at its core, this novel, which explores how character is forged in a particular moment in history and passed down through the generations, is especially relevant in our own time. Its call to arms - a call to speak honestly about evil when it is before us, and equally about goodness - will linger long with its listeners.

"Shifting points in time and points of view reveal a young woman shaped by the zealotry that can emanate from family, faith, or war...An emotionally and historically rich work with a strong character portrait holding together its disparate parts." - Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

"...Marian is a delightful, absorbing character, illuminating both in a period and a place." - Publishers Weekly

"Radiant...Gordon journeys deep into the hearts and minds of women, still yearning, even at the last." - O, The Oprah Magazine