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An edition of The Liars' Club: A Memoir (1995)

The Liars club

a memoir

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This edition was published in by Picador in London.

Written in English

320 pages

The Texas refinery town of Leechfield, perched on the swampy rim of the Gulf, is famous for mosquitoes and the manufacture of Agent Orange - a place where the only bookstores are religious ones and the restaurants serve only fried food. A handful of the Leechfield oil workers gather regularly at the American Legion Bar to drink salted beer and spin long, improbable tales. They're the Liars' Club. And to the girl whose father is the club's undisputed champion mythmaker, they exude a fatal glamour - one that lifts her from ordinary life.

But there are other lies. Darker, more hidden. Her mother's unimaginable past threatens the family's very sanity. Mary Karr looks back through younger eyes to exorcise those demons: a mad, puritanical grandmother; a vast inheritance squandered in one year flat; endless emptied bottles; and the darknesses inflicted on an eight-year-old girl. This voice explodes with antic, wit, stripped of self-pity. Miraculously, it makes a journey into joy. Here is a "terrific family of liars redeemed by a slow unearthing of truth."

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Liars' Club: A Memoir
June 2005, Tandem Library
Unknown Binding in English
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The Liars' Club: A Memoir
May 31, 2005, Penguin (Non-Classics)
in English
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The Liars' Club: a memoir
2005, Penguin Books
in English - 10th anniversary ed.
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The Liars' Club
October 1999, Rebound by Sagebrush
School & Library Binding in English
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The Liars' Club: A Memoir
November 19, 1998, Penguin (Non-Classics)
Paperback in English - 1 edition
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The Liars' Club: A Memoir
November 19, 1998, Penguin (Non-Classics)
in English
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The Liar's Club
1998, Books on Tape, Inc.
Audio cassette in English
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The Liars' Club: A Memoir
January 1, 1996, Penguin Audio
Audio cassette in English
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The Liars club: a memoir
1995, Picador
in English
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The Liars' Club: A Memoir
1995, Viking
Hardcover in English
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The Liars' Club
1995, Wheeler Pub.
in English - Softcover large print ed.

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The Liars' Club

A Memoir

First published in 1995



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The Texas refinery town of Leechfield, perched on the swampy rim of the Gulf, is famous for mosquitoes and the manufacture of Agent Orange - a place where the only bookstores are religious ones and the restaurants serve only fried food. A handful of the Leechfield oil workers gather regularly at the American Legion Bar to drink salted beer and spin long, improbable tales. They're the Liars' Club. And to the girl whose father is the club's undisputed champion mythmaker, they exude a fatal glamour - one that lifts her from ordinary life.

But there are other lies. Darker, more hidden. Her mother's unimaginable past threatens the family's very sanity. Mary Karr looks back through younger eyes to exorcise those demons: a mad, puritanical grandmother; a vast inheritance squandered in one year flat; endless emptied bottles; and the darknesses inflicted on an eight-year-old girl. This voice explodes with antic, wit, stripped of self-pity. Miraculously, it makes a journey into joy. Here is a "terrific family of liars redeemed by a slow unearthing of truth."

The Liars club

a memoir

This edition was published in by Picador in London.


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Dewey Decimal Class
813.54

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OL18262610M
Internet Archive
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ISBN 10
0330335979
Library Thing
7340
Goodreads
1280752

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