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The Liars' Club: A Memoir
by Mary Karr

Published: 1996
Paperback : 320 pages
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Trade Size Paperback with 320 pages. A Wickedly Funny Account of an Apocalyptic Childhood. Reprint Edition with a 1996 copyright date by Penguin Books. 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 ...
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Trade Size Paperback with 320 pages. A Wickedly Funny Account of an Apocalyptic Childhood. Reprint Edition with a 1996 copyright date by Penguin Books. 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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by gelczis (see profile) 06/27/16

 
  "Tragic Tale"by kauten (see profile) 10/29/15

This memoir paints a dark, tragic life so it's not an uplifting book read. Well written.

 
  "The Liar's Club"by little-sweetums (see profile) 08/08/14

Good read - book club members enjoyed it.

 
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