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Liars' Club, The by Mary Karr

Liars' Club, The

By Mary Karr

'Astonishing ...One of the most dazzling and moving memoirs to come along in years' New York Times Mary Karr grew up in a swampy East Texas refinery town in a volatile and defiantly loving family. In this devastating, haunting memoir, she looks back at life with a painter mother, seven times married, whose outlaw spirit could tip over into psychosis, and a heavy-drinking, fist-swinging father who liked nothing better than to spin tales with his cronies at the Liars' Club. Telling her story with a raw and often painful honesty, and an authenticity entirely stripped of self-pity, the harshness of the world Karr paints is redeemed by her warmth, intelligent humour and finelyspun prose; The Liars' Club is both heart-stopping and heartfelt. 'An unsparing portrait of a fractured childhood' Vogue 'A bruising, beautiful book' Christopher Hope

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