The Liars' Club: A Memoir

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The Liars' Club is a memoir of growing up poor in a Texas refinery town that is from a time long gone, but from a place that feels eternally rural south. A handful of the town's workers gather regularly to drink salted beer and spin tall-tales. They're the Liars' Club. And to the girl whose father is the club's undisputed champion, they exude a glamour that lifts her from ordinary life. But there are other lies, darker, more hidden.
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The 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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subject_facet Families -- Texas -- Port Arthur, Karr, Mary -- Childhood and youth, Karr, Mary -- Family, Karr, Mary -- Homes and haunts -- Texas -- Port Arthur, Port Arthur (Tex.) -- Social life and customs, Women poets, American -- 20 century -- Family relationships
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