Cherry: A Memoir

Cherry: A Memoir by Mary Karr 0670892742 9780670892747
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In her 1995 memoir The Liars Club, a wickedly funny account of her apocalyptic childhood in East Texas, Mary Karr introduced us to her brawling, loving family: a bohemian mother married seven times, twice to her father; her wicked, wheelchair-bound grandmother, and her senatorial sister Lecia, an authoritative ten-year old who, with Mary, tried to keep this explosive family together. The book struck a nerve when it was published, went on to win numerous awards, and became a huge bestseller in both hardcover and paperback. Cherry, Marys highly-anticipated follow-up memoir, covers her life up to the age of seventeen: through deep and abiding friendships, through early and touchingly hilarious experiments with sex, through the process of self-creation a young girl goes through when theres nobody around to show her the way. The book is divided into three parts: Elementarys End, about the summer when Mary was between the fifth and sixth grade; Midway, about her junior high school years,and High, about her tumultuous high school years in the early 1970s. Marys focus in this book is on her sexual coming of age, particularly th

Author: Mary Karr

Language: English

Edition: 1ST

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 320

Publisher: Viking Adult

Publication Date: 2000-09-25


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