Gordon’s first novel, Final Payments, was published in 1978 to tremendous critical acclaim. This was followed quickly by The Company of Women in 1981. 1985 brought Men and Angels, a novel about a working mother who develops a dangerous relationship to the woman who cares for her children. . She followed that up with a collection of short stories entitled Temporary Shelter in 1987, and The Other Side, a novel, in 1989.