Search Results: "Mary Karr"


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THE ART OF MEMOIR by Mary Karr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A generous and singularly insightful examination of memoir."
A bestselling nonfiction writer offers spirited commentary about memoir, the literary form that has become synonymous with her name. Read full book review >

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CHERRY by Mary Karr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Energized by Karr's sharp wit, this tale of Texas adolescence reads like a fast-paced novel. More importantly, her clear-eyed recollection of what it's like to change from child into woman resonates with truth."
Fans of Karr's award-winning The Liars' Club (1995) will not be disappointed by this feisty, funny, and tender memoir of a drug-ridden coming of age in Leechfield, her Texas hometown. Read full book review >

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THE LIARS' CLUB by Mary Karr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1995

"With a sure hand, and the stamina that comes from growing up unlucky, Karr digs deep into her youth and hits black gold. (Author tour)"
Some childhoods are so pitiable you have to either laugh or cry. Read full book review >

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LIT by Mary Karr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2009

"Will ring as true in American-lit classrooms as in church support groups—an absolute gem that secures Karr's place as one of the best memoirists of her generation."
Acclaimed poet and bestselling memoirist Karr (English Literature/Syracuse Univ.; Sinners Welcome: Poems, 2006, etc.) deftly covers a vast stretch of her life—age 17 to her present 50. Read full book review >

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MARY MILLER
by Stephanie Buschardt

Despite its title, there’s not a lot of happiness going around in Mary Miller’s new collection, Always Happy Hour. “There is nothing more disgusting, really, than people enjoying themselves so thoroughly when you’re miserable,” writes Miller in the book’s opening story, a rather grim yet appropriate introduction to the morbid hilarity that’s to come in the following pages. More ...


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CABINS IN THE WOODS
by Leila Roy

There were twenty-five letters in all. They went to girls who lived in apartment buildings in cities and farmhouses in the country and condos in the suburbs. Each letter invited its recipient to spend a week at Camp So-and-So, a lakeside retreat for girls nestled high in the Starveling Mountains, on a merit scholarship. Each letter came with a registration ...
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THE CAVE by Kathleen Karr
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Fine period detail and masterful writing grace Karr's (Gideon and the Mummy Professor, 1993, etc.) story of quiet courage during hard times. (Fiction. 10+)"
Three years into a drought in Depression-era South Dakota, while Christine's father is preparing to leave his farm and take his family to California, Christine and her little brother Michael are hiding an amazing secret—a cave they found in the nearby hills, filled with wonders beyond imagining. Read full book review >

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EXILED by Kathleen Karr
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

"A gem. (Fiction. 9-13)"
In the tradition of Robert Lawson, a fascinating (if short-lived) chapter of US military history is brought to life by a most unusual narrator. Read full book review >

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GILBERT AND SULLIVAN SET ME FREE by Kathleen Karr
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"A splendid historical note details the actual events and individuals that inspired the novel. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Based on historical events that would seem incredible if fictitious, this fast-paced outing places itself in a Massachusetts women's prison in 1914. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1992

"A happy, rip-roaring adventure, capped by a whirlwind of marriages, family reunions, and wishes fulfilled. (Fiction. 11-14)"