The Liars' Club

A Memoir

Author: Mary Karr

Publisher: Viking Adult

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 318

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

The Liars' Club

Picador Classic

Author: Mary Karr

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 329

View: 314

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.

The Liars' Club

A Memoir (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Author: Mary Karr

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 987

#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: Pan Macmillan

ISBN:

Category: Poets, American

Page: 336

View: 928

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.

The Liars Club

Author: Max McClay

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: American wit and humor

Page: 67

View: 997

The Liar's Club

Author: Layla Jordan

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 320

View: 502

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.

Cherokee Stories of the Turtle Island Liars’ Club

Author: Christopher B. Teuton

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN:

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 264

View: 473

Cherokee Stories of the Turtle Island Liars' Club paints a vivid, fascinating portrait of a community deeply grounded in tradition and dynamically engaged in the present. A collection of forty interwoven stories, conversations, and teachings about Western Cherokee life, beliefs, and the art of storytelling, the book orchestrates a multilayered conversation between a group of honored Cherokee elders, storytellers, and knowledge-keepers and the communities their stories touch. Collaborating with Hastings Shade, Sammy Still, Sequoyah Guess, and Woody Hansen, Cherokee scholar Christopher B. Teuton has assembled the first collection of traditional and contemporary Western Cherokee stories published in over forty years. Not simply a compilation, Cherokee Stories of the Turtle Island Liars' Club explores the art of Cherokee storytelling, or as it is known in the Cherokee language, gagoga (gah-goh-ga), literally translated as "he or she is lying." The book reveals how the members of the Liars' Club understand the power and purposes of oral traditional stories and how these stories articulate Cherokee tradition, or "teachings," which the storytellers claim are fundamental to a construction of Cherokee selfhood and cultural belonging. Four of the stories are presented in both English and Cherokee.

Cherry

Author: Mary Karr

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 863

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).

The Rogue

The Liar's Club

Author: Celeste Bradley

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 203

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?

The Pretender

The Liar's Club

Author: Celeste Bradley

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 801

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 Liars Club

Author: Victoria Darby

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 324

View: 519

Liars Club is a coming-of-age story set in Newcastle-Upon Tyne in the early 90's; a time before anyone owned a mobile phone, no one had heard of the Internet and people still listened to music on cassette tapes.Jane Slaw is an exceptionally intelligent 15-year old, who has the potential to go far. However due to her parents divorce, her dad's remarriage to a woman half of his age, and an identical twin sister that she hates more than she loves anything, Jane also has anger management issues that are threatening her future at Rutherford High. Jane finds relief in the company of her four closest friends, the dedicated member's of Liar's Club, who all compete to tell the most creative lies to anyone who is dumb enough to believe them while adhering to their one golden and unbreakable rule: never lie to your friends - not ever.Together they navigate the slings and arrows of fifth year at Rutherford High, facing imminent mock exams, avoiding detentions and sociopathic teachers and taking on the bullies that Jane has sworn to end. But Jane's happy gang are all under threat when the new headmistress of Rutherford High leaves Jane with one choice- therapy or expulsion.Just when she though things could not get worse, Jane's world is turned upside down again when she is forced to lie for her most bitter enemy: her sister. This dark twist of fate sets Jane on a mission to find the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth! The dogs of war have slipped their muzzles, and god help the one she is looking for.

Cherokee Stories of the Turtle Island Liars' Club

Dakasi Elohi Anigagoga Junilawisdii (turtle, Earth, the Liars, Meeting Place)

Author: Christopher B. Teuton

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 252

View: 438

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

100 Facts about the Liars' Club

A Memoir That Even the Cia Doesn't Know

Author: Austin Peak

Publisher: Lennex

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 46

View: 809

In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "The Liars' Club: A Memoir." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

The Impostor

The Liar's Club

Author: Celeste Bradley

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 961

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 Impostor

The Liar's Club

Author: Celeste Bradley

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 135

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!

Study Guide

The Liars' Club by Mary Karr (SuperSummary)

Author: SuperSummary

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Families

Page: 40

View: 259

SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 40-page guide for "The Liars' Club" by Mary Karr includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 15 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like The Uses of Storytelling and The Effects of Trauma on Memory.

The Liar's Diary

Author: Patry Francis

Publisher: Dutton Adult

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 311

View: 961

Drawn to a vibrant newcomer who has been breaking hearts in their community, Jeanne Cross discovers that she and the woman share deep-seated emotional needs, a commonality that turns deadly when her son is framed for murder.

The Charmer

The Liar's Club

Author: Celeste Bradley

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 184

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...