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Mary Karr

Mary Karr's poems and essays have won Pushcart prizes and have appeared in magazines such as The New YorkerThe Atlantic, and Parnassus. She was a Bunting Fellow at Radcliffe College, and is now the Jesse Truesdale Peck Professor of English Literature at Syracuse.

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The Liars' Club
Written by Mary Karr, Illustrated by Brian Rea, Foreword by Lena Dunham
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | November 2015
$18.00/24.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-310779-8 (0-14-310779-8)

#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... Read more






The Liars' Club
Written by Mary Karr
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | May 2005
$17.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-303574-9 (0-14-303574-6)

#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 poets ear.” —Oprah.com


The Liars’ Club took the... Read more






The Waste Land and Other Writings
Written by T.S. Eliot, Introduction by Mary Karr
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | January 2002
$11.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75934-5 (0-375-75934-4)

Also includes Prufrock and Other Observations, Poems (1920), and The Sacred Wood
Introduction by Mary Karr
 
First published in 1922, “The Waste Land,” T. S. Eliot’s masterpiece, is not only one of the key works of modernism but also one of the greatest poetic achievements of the twentieth century. A... Read more






Cherry
Written by Mary Karr
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | September 2001
$17.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-100207-1 (0-14-100207-7)

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... Read more






Viper Rum
Written by Mary Karr
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | September 2001
$16.00/18.50(Canada) | 978-0-14-200018-2 (0-14-200018-3)

In her third collection of poetry, Viper Rum, Mary Karr delves into autobiographical subject matter; various beloveds are birthed and buried in these touching lyrics, some of which, as the title suggests, deal with drink:

I cast back to those last years
I drank, alone nights at the kitchen sink,
bathrobed, my head hatching... Read more





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