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The Liars' Club by Mary Karr
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Jan 15, 2011

it was amazing

Wow, what a book. Masterfully written. Karr’s memoir, in the Southern tough girl genre, reminds me a lot of Dorothy Allison. Karr writes of growing up in a Texas oil town in a certifiably crazy family, and she is both honest and subtle. She invokes her parents in close, rhythmic, intimate detail, and you get a feel for how they move, how they smell, and most of all, how they talk. And they do talk. Karr is funny, intense, and compassionate both towards her parents and her younger self. It’s a riveting book that completely captures the instinctive struggle for survival of the young.

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