The Liar's Club

Author: Layla Jordan

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN: 0758262507

Category:

Page: 320

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Living the glamorous life courtesy of her successful new husband, Sinclair plays with fire when her not-quite-ex-husband Kwame gets out of prison and blackmails her for cash and sex.

The Liars' Club

Author: Mary Karr

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 144728948X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 1038


My father comes into focus for me on a Liars' Club afternoon. He sits at a wobbly card table weighed down by a bottle. Even now the scene seems so real to me that I can't but write it in the present tense. Mary Karr grew up in a swampy East Texas refinery town in a volatile and defiantly loving family. In this funny, devastating, haunting memoir and with a raw and often painful honesty, she looks back at life with a painter mother, seven times married, whose outlaw spirit could tip over into psychosis, and a hard-drinking, fist-swinging father who liked nothing better than to spin tales with his cronies at the Liars' Club. When it was published in 1995, The Liars' Club raised the art of memoir to a new level and brought about a dramatic revival of the form. It is a classic that paints a harsh world redeemed by Karr's warmth, intelligent humour and finely spun prose; The Liars' Club is both heart-stopping and heart-felt.

Summary of Mary Karr's The Liars' Club

Author: Everest Media

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: 1669350010

Category: History

Page: 41

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 I remember the feeling of fear I had when the doctor pulled my gown up to check for injuries. I was seven at the time, and had no idea what had happened, but I knew something was very wrong. #2 I was taken away by the sherriff, and I don’t remember talking to Dr. Boudreaux. I was eventually led away by the sheriff, holding Lecia, who had pretended to be asleep. #3 I was sent to my aunt and uncle’s house, as my parents were Nervous and couldn’t take me with them. I was in my twenties when Mr. Thibideaux killed his family. I liked to call myself a poet, but no one ever asked me what I was reading. #4 I would rather eat a bug than sleep on that hard pallet at the Smothergills’ house. The Smothergills had six kids, and their rules about who ate what and when were notorious.

The Liars' Club

Author: Mary Karr

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 0143035746

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 0

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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.

The Liars' Club

Author: Mary Karr

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143107798

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 354

View: 831


#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—now with a foreword by Lena Dunham in celebration of its twentieth anniversary “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. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

The Liars' Club

Author: Mary Karr

Publisher: Viking Adult

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 338

View: 5162


The author, a poet, recounts her difficult childhood growing up in a Texas oil town

Encyclopedia of Women's Autobiography: K-Z

Author: Victoria Boynton,Jo Malin

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313327394

Category: Autobiography

Page: 334

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Contains nearly two hundred alphabetically arranged entries that provide information on women's autobiography, covering selected authors from throughout history, major works, nationalities or ethnicities, and related issues, themes, and terms.

The Pretender

Author: Celeste Bradley

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 142990190X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 4030


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.

Holman New Testament Commentary - 1 and 2 Peter, 1 2 and 3 John and Jude

Author: David Walls,Max E. Anders

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 0805402101

Category: Religion

Page: 298

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One in a series of twelve New Testament verse-by-verse commentary books edited by Max Anders. Includes discussion starters, teaching plan, and more. Great for lay teachers and pastors alike.