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Seeing Through Places: Reflections on Geography and Identity

ISBN13: 9780684862552
ISBN: 0684862557
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $17.95
Publisher: Scribner
Published Date:
Edition 1st Touchstone Ed
Pages: 256
Average Goodreads rating: 3.28/5 (73 ratings)

Mary Gordon, bestselling author of Spending and The Shadow Man, investigates the role that place plays in the formation of identity -- the connections between how we experience place and how we become ourselves. From her grandmother's house, which stood at the center of her childhood life, to a rented house on Cape Cod, where she began to mature as a writer, Mary Gordon navigates the reader through these spaces and worlds with subtlety and style. Wise, humorous, and intelligent, Seeing Through Places illuminates the relationship between the physical, emotional, and intellectual architectures of our lives, showing us the far-reaching power that places ultimately have in influencing a life.