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Book Reviews of Final Payments

Final Payments
Final Payments
Author: Mary Gordon
ISBN-13: 9780345279095
ISBN-10: 0345279093
Publication Date: 12/12/1978
Pages: 307
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Mary Gordon is a superb writer and this book was auspicious beginning of her career. Gordon is an intelligent, insightful, and witty writer.

Book Description
When Isabel Moore's father dies, she finds herself, at the age of thirty, suddenly freed from eleven years of uninterrupted care for a helpless man. With all the patterns of her life suddenly rendered meaningless, she turns to childhood friends for support, gets a job, and becomes involved with two very different men. But just as her future begins to emerge, her past throws up a daunting challenge.

A moving story of self-reinvention, Final Payments is a timeless exploration of the nature of friendship, desire, guilt, and love.

Review
A first class writer. . . . A splendid balancing act of the intellect and the emotions on a high-tension wire.The New York Times

"A novel of great vitality and wit. . . . It can be read on many levels and enjoyed on every one of them." Philadelphia Inquirer

"Incredibly perceptive and good."Houston Chronicle

"Every so often a first novel of extraordinary quality . . . becomes a commercial as well as artistic success. . . . It couldn't happen to a better novel."Los Angeles Times
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After eleven years of devotion to her father, Isabel Moore suddenly finds herself with what most of us dream of: a chance to create a totally new existance.
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perfect condition vintage harback
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