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Florence Gordon



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Author
Morton, Brian
Descriptors
Aging
Feminism
Literary Scene
Literate Fiction
Man-Woman Relationships
Marital Conflict
Marriage
Women
Writers
Location/Setting:
New York (City)
Time Period:
2010s
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Summary
A life-long New Yorker, fiercely independent Florence Gordon is a writer and activist, once a pioneer in the women’s movement and now curmudgeonly set in her ways. As she turns seventy-five, her writing finally begins to achieve acclaim—-just as she is faced with a series of health issues that threaten her treasured independence. As it happens, her son and his wife and their daughter have moved from Seattle to New York temporarily. The proximity of family, for most a blessing, causes distress to Florence, who refuses to share her burdens and is determined to handle everything on her own.
Critique
The smart and humorous observations that Florence makes about life today, her touching yet odd relationships with her son and granddaughter, the shrewd, quick-witted dialog, and the fully-realized characters Morton portrays, are all reasons to pick up this lovely and memorable gem of a book.
ISBN
9780544309869
  iBistro
# of Pages
306
Published
2014
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Reviewer's Initials: CO


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