The Liars' Club
A Memoir 10th
By (author) Mary Karr
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Liars' Club by Mary Karr
Book DescriptionThe dazzling, prizewinning, wickedly funny tale of Mary Karr s hardscrabble Texas childhood the book that sparked a renaissance in memoir When it was published in 1995, Mary Karr s The Liars Club took the world by storm and raised the art of the memoir to an entirely new level, as well as bringing about a dramatic revival of the form. Karr s comic childhood in an east Texas oil town brings us characters as darkly hilarious as any of J. D. Salinger s a hard-drinking daddy, a sister who can talk down the sheriff at twelve, and an oft-married mother whose accumulated secrets threaten to destroy them all. Now with a new introduction that discusses her memoir s impact on her family, this unsentimental and profoundly moving account of an apocalyptic childhood is as funny, lively, and un-put-downable ( USA Today ) today as it ever was."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780143035749
(196mm x 129mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Penguin Books
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish Date: 31-May-2005
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Mary Karr
Mary Karr's poems and essays have won Pushcart prizes and have appeared in magazines such as the New Yorker, The Atlantic, and Parnassus. She was a Bunting Fellow at Radcliffe College, and is now the Jesse Truesdale Peck Professor of English Literature at Syracuse.
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