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The Resource The Liars' Club

The Liars' Club

Label
The Liars' Club
Title
The Liars' Club
Statement of responsibility
Mary Karr ; with a new introduction by the author
Title variation
liars club
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
#4 on The New York Times’ list of The 50 Best Memoirs of the Past 50 Years The New York Times bestselling, hilarious tale of a hardscrabble Texas childhood that Oprah.com calls the best memoir of a generation “Wickedly funny and always movingly illuminating, thanks to kick-ass storytelling and a poet’s ear.” —Oprah.com The Liars’ Club took the world by storm and raised the art of the memoir to an entirely new level, 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 age twelve, and an oft-married mother whose accumulated secrets threaten to destroy them all. 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
Summary
The author, a poet, recounts her difficult childhood growing up in a Texas oil town
Tone
Writing style
Award
ALA Notable Book, 1996.
Biography type
autobiography
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155437
Cataloging source
DLC
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Mary Karr
Dewey number
811.54
Illustrations
portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
Target audience
adult
Label
The Liars' Club
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300003425
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780698409996
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Liars' Club
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300003425
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780698409996
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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