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'Pearl': A Tale of Motherhood and Martyrdom

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'Pearl': A Tale of Motherhood and Martyrdom

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Novelist Mary Gordon's new book, Pearl, is about a mother's struggle to understand her daughter's public act of martyrdom. Gordon is the author of seven novels, including Final Payments and The Company of Women), and four nonfiction works.