The Liars' Club: Picador Classic

Author(s): Mary Karr

Biography & Memoir

"My father comes into focus for me on a Liars' Club afternoon. He sits at a wobbly card table weighed down by a bottle. Even now the scene seems so real to me that I can't but write it in the present tense." Mary Karr grew up in a swampy East Texas refinery town in a volatile and defiantly loving family. In this funny, devastating, haunting memoir and with a raw and often painful honesty, she looks back at life with a painter mother, seven times married, whose outlaw spirit could tip over into psychosis, and a hard-drinking, fist-swinging father who liked nothing better than to spin tales with his cronies at the Liars' Club.

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The international bestseller from a prize-winning poet and critic

A poet and essayist, Mary Karr lives in New York State.

General Fields

  • : 9781447289470
  • : Pan Macmillan
  • : Picador
  • : October 2015
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Mary Karr
  • : Paperback
  • : Main Market Ed.
  • : 811.54
  • : 336