The Love of My Youth

The Love of My Youth

by Mary Gordon
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The Love of My Youth 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
JacksonvilleReader More than 1 year ago
I so looked forward to this book. I've never read anything by Mary Gordon, but the overview on BN sounded very interesting. Took the book with me to read during a flight to/from a business trip and regretted my choice. The concept was good, but I found the characters boring and egotistical...probably won't even finish the book.
NookGirlMP More than 1 year ago
The characters are pretentious, full of themselves, egotistical -- call it what you will. The writing leans in that direction as well. I have struggled through about half the book and it's likely I won't bother to finish it.
Nascardinal More than 1 year ago
I don't think I was supposed to hate the main characters by the end of the book, but I did. Miserable louts!
Suzip More than 1 year ago
the characters are pretentious and boring. Who actually talks like Miranda and Adam, especially old lovers who are reminiscing? I will probably finish just to see what the big deal between them was but I would not recommend this book.
catwak More than 1 year ago
This charming story, which has had many variations in literature, is as much about choices and change as it is about revisiting youth's lost love. Adam, who epitomized the dream boyfriend of many idealistic young women of his generation, reconnects with Miranda after a nearly 40-year separation that had been precipitated by a life-changing event for both of them. For me, one of the pleasures of reading this book was the writer's ability to capture the characters' choices and the self-realization they awakened, not as "better" or "worse" by some external moral standard, but simply as different for each of them, and as extensions of the individuals they already were when first they met.
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SylviaB More than 1 year ago
Had high hopes for this book, but it left me flat. A totally forgettable book.
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I read this book while in Italy and wondering "what if". I appreciated the sober look at the past and present which could shape the future. Highly recommend it.
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Took a bit to get I to it, but story interesting and worth reading.
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A little labored and self indulgent.
Donna Catrambone More than 1 year ago
She puts my thoughts on paper i feel so satisfied religion art politcs love family-----i adore all her work
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