The Liars  Club Book
Score: 3
From 61 Ratings

The Liars Club


  • Author : Mary Karr
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Alcoholism
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 0330335979

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Cherry Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Cherry


  • Author : Mary Karr
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2001-09-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101650745

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Cherry Excerpt :

From Mary Karr comes this gorgeously written, often hilarious story of her tumultuous teens and sexual coming-of-age. Picking up where the bestselling The Liars' Club left off, Karr dashes down the trail of her teen years with customary sass, only to run up against the paralyzing self-doubt of a girl in bloom. Fleeing the thrills and terrors of adolescence, she clashes against authority in all its forms and hooks up with an unforgettable band of heads and bona-fide geniuses. Parts of Cherry will leave you gasping with laughter. Karr assembles a self from the smokiest beginnings, delivering a long-awaited sequel that is both "bawdy and wise" (San Francisco Chronicle).

Lit Book
Score: 4
From 43 Ratings

Lit


  • Author : Mary Karr
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-11-03
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061959684

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Lit Excerpt :

A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR New York Times Book Review • The New Yorker • Entertainment Weekly • Time • Washington Post • San Francisco Chronicle • Chicago Tribune • Christian Science Monitor • Slate • St. Louise Post-Dispatch • Cleveland Plain Dealer • Seattle Times • NBCC Award Finalist Mary Karr’s unforgettable sequel to her beloved and bestselling memoirs The Liars’ Club and Cherry “lassos you, hogties your emotions and won’t let you go” (Michiko Kakutani, New York Times). Lit is about getting drunk and getting sober; becoming a mother by letting go of a mother; learning to write by learning to live. Written with Karr's relentless honesty, unflinching self-scrutiny, and irreverent, lacerating humor, it is a truly electrifying story of how to grow up—as only Mary Karr can tell it. The Boston Globe calls Lit a book that “reminds us not only how compelling personal stories can be, but how, in the hands of a master, they can transmute into the highest art." The New York Times Book Review calls it “a master class on the art of the memoir” and Susan Cheever states, simply, that Lit is “the best book about being a woman in America I have read in years."

The Liars  Club Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

The Liars Club


  • Author : Mary Karr
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release Date : 2005-05-31
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 9780143035749

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#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.

Cherokee Stories of the Turtle Island Liars  Club Book

Cherokee Stories of the Turtle Island Liars Club


  • Author : Christopher B. Teuton
  • Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 265
  • ISBN 10 : 9780807835845

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Cherokee Stories of the Turtle Island Liars Club Excerpt :

Presents a collection of traditional Cherokee tales, teachings, and folklore, with four works presented in both English and Cherokee.

Viper Rum  Poetry Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Viper Rum Poetry


  • Author : Mary Karr
  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 108
  • ISBN 10 : 081121382X

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A collection of poems exploring the theme of death, the inevitable storm that comes to the soul

The Pretender Book
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

The Pretender


  • Author : Celeste Bradley
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2007-04-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429901901

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Rule #1: Never fall in love. Celeste Bradley captivated critics and readers alike with her unforgettable novel Fallen, which was nominated for the prestigious RITA Award from Romance Writers of America for Best First Book. Now, she brings us The Lover, the first book in the wildly fun, exciting, and sexy new Liar's Club series both featuring irresistible heroes who are out to steal their leading ladies hearts! She had a secret she'd do anything to hide. Agatha Cunnington, a headstrong beauty from the country, has come to London in search of her missing brother James. The only clue she has is a cryptic letter signed The Griffin. Agatha decides to disguise herself as a respectable married woman so that she can go about the city unnoticed. But for her charade to work she needs a suitable "husband," preferably someone tall, elegant, and rakish-someone like Simon Montague Rain. He had a secret he'd do anything to hide. Simon Montague Rain, also known as The Magician, is a member of The Liar's Club, a renegade group of rogues and thieves in the service of the Crown. When someone begins murdering members of the undercover cabal one by one, Simon is given the mission to bring in The Griffin, one of his comrades who is suspected of betraying his brothers. Simon goes undercover and infiltrates the home of "Mrs." Agatha Applequist who he believes is the Griffin's mistress. Before Simon knows what's happened, he finds himself irresistibly drawn to Agatha's soft, feminine charms-and he is tempted beyond reason to break the first rule of The Liar's Club: never fall in love.

The Art of Memoir Book
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

The Art of Memoir


  • Author : Mary Karr
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2015-09-15
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062223081

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The Art of Memoir Excerpt :

Credited with sparking the current memoir explosion, Mary Karr’s The Liars’ Club spent more than a year at the top of the New York Times list. She followed with two other smash bestsellers: Cherry and Lit, which were critical hits as well. For thirty years Karr has also taught the form, winning teaching prizes at Syracuse. (The writing program there produced such acclaimed authors as Cheryl Strayed, Keith Gessen, and Koren Zailckas.) In The Art of Memoir, she synthesizes her expertise as professor and therapy patient, writer and spiritual seeker, recovered alcoholic and “black belt sinner,” providing a unique window into the mechanics and art of the form that is as irreverent, insightful, and entertaining as her own work in the genre. Anchored by excerpts from her favorite memoirs and anecdotes from fellow writers’ experience, The Art of Memoir lays bare Karr’s own process. (Plus all those inside stories about how she dealt with family and friends get told— and the dark spaces in her own skull probed in depth.) As she breaks down the key elements of great literary memoir, she breaks open our concepts of memory and identity, and illuminates the cathartic power of reflecting on the past; anybody with an inner life or complicated history, whether writer or reader, will relate. Joining such classics as Stephen King’s On Writing and Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird, The Art of Memoir is an elegant and accessible exploration of one of today’s most popular literary forms—a tour de force from an accomplished master pulling back the curtain on her craft.

The Liar s Club Book

The Liar s Club


  • Author : Layla Jordan
  • Publisher : Dafina Books
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 367
  • ISBN 10 : 9780758247049

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The Liar s Club Excerpt :

Living the glamorous life thanks to her successful new husband, Sinclair Fines plays with fire when her not-quite-ex-husband Kwame gets out of prison and blackmails her for cash and sex, forcing her to take drastic action. Original.

The Devil s Tour Book
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

The Devil s Tour


  • Author : Mary Karr
  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 68
  • ISBN 10 : 0811212319

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The Impostor Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

The Impostor


  • Author : Celeste Bradley
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2008-01-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN 10 : 0312946015

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It isn't easy moving about Society dressed like a dandy-especially when one is a ruthless spy. But that's precisely the latest mission for Liar's Club agent Dalton Montmorecy. Dalton is posing as Sir Thorogood, the elusive cartoonist whose scathing political caricatures have all of London abuzz. The true identity of Sir Thorogood is a mystery, and Dalton hopes that impersonating him will flush out the real menace before his cartoons do further damage to the Crown. Now, if Dalton could only find a way to get the irksome, yet oddly appealing widow, Clara Simpson, off his trail... When Clara meets Sir Thorogood at a ball, she's certain he is an impostor-because she's the true Sir Thorogood. Secretly penning the cartoons under the frothy nom de plume, Clara hopes to save enough money so that she can leave her in-laws and find a new residence. Now she is determined to reveal an imposter's identity-and that means doing some undercover work herself. But pretending to be someone you're not has a funny way of making a woman do things she wouldn't ordinarily dream of-even if it drives her straight into the arms of her devilishly handsome adversary!

The Rogue Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Rogue


  • Author : Celeste Bradley
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2007-04-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429901857

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Ethan Damont's legendary gambling skills have earned him a place at the gaming tables of London's most exclusive homes. He has used his dubious place in Society to aid The Liar's Club. But his latest favor to the group has not only put his life in danger-it has thrown him together with the woman who tempts him to forgo his rakish ways. Lady Jane Pennington is the ravishing niece of a suspected traitor. Now it's Ethan's job to discover if the woman he finds irresistible is naïve to her uncle's deceit-or guilty of treason against the Crown... Jane can barely wait for the Season to end-until she meets Ethan Damont. After a humiliating first encounter, Jane expects a scoundrel like Ethan to joke at her expense. Instead, he behaves like a perfect gentleman. But just as Jane finds herself overcome by her desire for Ethan, he takes her captive. Suddenly, she is pulled into a dangerous world where it's impossible to know who is friend-and who is foe. Will Ethan prove to be her undoing...or the love she has always longed for?

Sinners Welcome Book
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

Sinners Welcome


  • Author : Mary Karr
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061877780

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Sinners Welcome Excerpt :

Mary Karr describes herself as a black-belt sinner, and this -- her fourth collection of poems --traces her improbable journey from the inferno of a tormented childhood into a resolutely irreverent Catholicism. Not since Saint Augustine wrote "Give me chastity, Lord -- but not yet!" has anyone brought such smart-assed hilarity to a conversion story. Karr's battle is grounded in common loss (a bitter romance, friends' deaths, a teenage son's leaving home) as well as in elegies for a complicated mother. The poems disarm with the arresting humor familiar to readers of her memoirs, The Liars' Club and Cherry. An illuminating cycle of spiritual poems have roots in Karr's eight-month tutelage in Jesuit prayer practice, and as an afterword, her celebrated essay on faith weaves the tale of how the language of poetry, which relieved her suffering so young, eventually became the language of prayer. Those of us who fret that poetry denies consolation will find clear-eyed joy in this collection.

The Charmer Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

The Charmer


  • Author : Celeste Bradley
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2009-12-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 031238159X

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The Charmer Excerpt :

Collis Tremayne could make any female swoon; yet no one would guess the hidden desperation that drove him to become the most skilled spy in service to the Crown. All that stands in his way...is Rose Lacey, a confounding chit who manages to outsmart him with cunning and courage. She is the only woman he cannot melt with his smile. With every breath, he wishes he never laid eyes on her. And with every flash of her green eyes, he craves to possess her... Rose Lacey fought hard to meet the challenge of becoming a spy for the infamous Liars Club. And if it weren't for Collis Tremayne, who manages to make her blood boil with his arrogance, and leave her breathless with white hot longing, she'd achieve her dream. Now, they must work together on a secret mission to uncover a dangerous plot-one in which the very safety of England hangs in the balance. Armed with wit and wiles, they must face deadly intrigue, clever enemies, and-if they can manage not to murder one another-the intoxicating lure of unbidden passion...

The Liar s Wife Book
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

The Liar s Wife


  • Author : Mary Gordon
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2014-08-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307908889

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The Liar s Wife Excerpt :

The award-winning author at her storytelling best: four compelling novellas of Americans in Europe and Europeans in America. In these absorbing and exquisitely made novellas of relationships at home and abroad, both historical and contemporary, we meet the ferocious Simone Weil during her final days as a transplant to New York City; a vulnerable American grad student who escapes to Italy after her first, compromising love affair; the charming Irish liar of the title story, who gets more out of life than most of us; and Thomas Mann, opening the heart of a high-school kid in the Midwest. These narratives dazzle on the surface with beautifully rendered settings and vistas, and dig deep psychologically. At every turn, Mary Gordon reveals in her characters’ interactions those crucial flashes of understanding that change lives forever. So richly developed it’s hard to believe they fit into novella-size packages, these tales carry us away both as individual stories and as a larger experience of Gordon’s literary mastery and human sympathy. This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.