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Cherry by Mary Karr
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Nov 18, 2016

it was ok
bookshelves: non-fiction
Read from April 05 to 08, 2011

Better than I remembered, although nowhere as good as Karr's debut memoir, "The Liars' Club". The premise of this memoir - Karr's burgeoning sexuality and development from child to young woman - is slightly disingenuous, because although Karr does include anecdotes about both topics, there really is no epiphany or - frankly - point to this chronicle. Karr is a talented writer, and clearly has a gift for language, especially when it comes to remembering dialogue, and her family is by turns touching and comical, but that's about it. It's as though Karr started out with one idea and lost track of it. Not a bad read, but not especially meaningful or memorable.
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