The Liars Club

The Liars  Club Author Mary Karr
ISBN-10 9780698409996
Release 2015-11-10
Pages 352
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The dazzling, prizewinning, wickedly funny tale of Mary Karr’s hardscrabble Texas childhood—the book that sparked a renaissance in memoir When it was published in 1995, Mary Karr’s The Liars’ Club took the world by storm and raised the art of the memoir to an entirely new level, as well as 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 twelve, and an oft-married mother whose accumulated secrets threaten to destroy them all. Now with a new introduction that discusses her memoir’s impact on her family, 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Die andere Seite des Himmels

Die andere Seite des Himmels Author Jeannette Walls
ISBN-10 9783455812329
Release 2013-11-04
Pages 340
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Kalifornien 1970. Bean Holladay und ihre älteste Schwester Liz sind Teenager, als ihre geniale Mutter mal wieder von der Bildfläche verschwindet. Für die Mädchen zunächst nicht weiter beunruhigend. Sobald Probleme am Horizont auftauchen, ergreift ihre Mutter die Flucht. Doch dieses Mal scheint die Sache ernst zu sein ... Nachdem die Fürsorge bei den Mädchen auftaucht, wissen sie, dass sie sich schnellstens aus dem Staub machen müssen. Mutterseelenallein legen sie den langen Weg nach Byler, Virginia, zurück, dem Heimatort ihrer Mutter. Dort betreten sie eine Welt, die anders ist als alles, was sie bisher erlebt haben. Sie lernen ihren verschrobenen, aber liebenswerten Onkel Tinsley kennen, erfahren erstmals, dass ihre Mutter aus einer wohlhabenden Familie stammt, und erkunden staunend das familieneigene Anwesen. Bean und Liz gefällt es in ihrer neuen Umgebung, sie merken jedoch bald, dass sie in dem konservativen Ort zuweilen anecken. Und weil sie sich nichts gefallen lassen, haben sie plötzlich den mächtigsten Mann der Gemeinde gegen sich. Ein mitreißender Roman über zwei mutige Mädchen, die sich gegen die Welt der Erwachsenen auflehnen.



Lit A Memoir

Lit  A Memoir Author Mary Karr
ISBN-10 9780007549160
Release 2013-12-12
Pages 400
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The long awaited sequel to the beloved and bestselling ‘The Liars’ Club’ and ‘Cherry’ – a memoir about a self-professed ‘blackbelt sinner’s’ descent into the inferno of alcoholism and madness, and her astonishing resurrection.



The Art of Memoir

The Art of Memoir Author Mary Karr
ISBN-10 9780062223081
Release 2015-09-15
Pages 256
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Credited with sparking the current memoir explosion, Mary Karr’s The Liars’ Club spent more than a year at the top of the New York Times list. She followed with two other smash bestsellers: Cherry and Lit, which were critical hits as well. For thirty years Karr has also taught the form, winning teaching prizes at Syracuse. (The writing program there produced such acclaimed authors as Cheryl Strayed, Keith Gessen, and Koren Zailckas.) In The Art of Memoir, she synthesizes her expertise as professor and therapy patient, writer and spiritual seeker, recovered alcoholic and “black belt sinner,” providing a unique window into the mechanics and art of the form that is as irreverent, insightful, and entertaining as her own work in the genre. Anchored by excerpts from her favorite memoirs and anecdotes from fellow writers’ experience, The Art of Memoir lays bare Karr’s own process. (Plus all those inside stories about how she dealt with family and friends get told— and the dark spaces in her own skull probed in depth.) As she breaks down the key elements of great literary memoir, she breaks open our concepts of memory and identity, and illuminates the cathartic power of reflecting on the past; anybody with an inner life or complicated history, whether writer or reader, will relate. Joining such classics as Stephen King’s On Writing and Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird, The Art of Memoir is an elegant and accessible exploration of one of today’s most popular literary forms—a tour de force from an accomplished master pulling back the curtain on her craft.



Die Asche meiner Mutter

Die Asche meiner Mutter Author Frank McCourt
ISBN-10 9783641118655
Release 2013-04-23
Pages 544
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Frank McCourts Erinnerungen an seine Jugend in den dreißiger Jahren gehören zum Schrecklichsten und zugleich Schönsten, was je über Irland und die irische Seele geschrieben wurde Jetzt verfilmt von Alan Parker mit Emily Watson und Robert Carlyle in den Hauptrollen.



Cherry

Cherry Author Mary Karr
ISBN-10 9781101650745
Release 2001-09-01
Pages 288
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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).



Bird by bird Wort f r Wort

Bird by bird   Wort f  r Wort Author Anne Lamott
ISBN-10 3932909445
Release 2004
Pages 234
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Bird by bird Wort f r Wort has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Bird by bird Wort f r Wort also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Bird by bird Wort f r Wort book for free.



A Study Guide for Mary Karr s The Liar s Club

A Study Guide for Mary Karr s  The Liar s Club Author Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN-10 9781410351098
Release
Pages 20
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A Study Guide for Mary Karr s The Liar s Club has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from A Study Guide for Mary Karr s The Liar s Club also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full A Study Guide for Mary Karr s The Liar s Club book for free.



A Southern Daugher s Search for Selfhood Finding Identity Through Writing Memoir as Seen in Mary Karr s The Liars Club Patricia Foster s All the Lost Girls

A Southern Daugher s Search for Selfhood  Finding Identity Through Writing Memoir as Seen in Mary Karr s The Liars  Club   Patricia Foster s All the Lost Girls Author
ISBN-10 OCLC:656418173
Release 2004
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The genre of memoir serves as an avenue for self-discovery. Particularly, Southern women have used this literary form as a mode for realization about the true nature of a daughter's relationship to her mother and her own selfhood. Mary Karr in her memoir The Liars' Club and Patricia Foster in her memoir all the lost girls explore their intense bond with their mothers as a way to recognize their need to protect their mothers. After the recognition of the desire to keep their mothers safe, these women then understand that in order to find their own identities, they must separate from their mothers and differentiate themselves. In their third and final step on the road to true selfhood, Karr and Foster work through the guilt they feel for not affirming and validating the roles their mothers have chosen to play in their own lives. By doing so, these daughters are able to live lives free of guilt and to nurture their own beings outside of their roles as daughter.



Priestdaddy

Priestdaddy Author Patricia Lockwood
ISBN-10 9781846149214
Release 2017-05-02
Pages 352
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'Destined to be a classic . . . this year's must-read memoir' Mary Karr, author of The Liars' Club 'Irrepressible . . . joyous, funny and filthy . . . Lockwood blows the roof off every paragraph' Joe Dunthorne, author of Submarine The childhood of Patricia Lockwood, the poet dubbed' The Smutty-Metaphor Queen of Lawrence, Kansas' by The New York Times, was unusual in many respects. There was the location: an impoverished, nuclear waste-riddled area of the American Midwest. There was her mother, a woman who speaks almost entirely in strange riddles and warnings of impending danger. Above all, there was her gun-toting, guitar-riffing, frequently semi-naked father, who underwent a religious conversion on a submarine and found a loophole which saw him approved for the Catholic priesthood by the future Pope Benedict XVI, despite already having a wife and children. When an unexpected crisis forces Lockwood and her husband to move back into her parents' rectory, she must learn to live again with the family's simmering madness, and to reckon with the dark side of her religious upbringing. Pivoting from the raunchy to the sublime, from the comic to the serious, Priestdaddy is an unforgettable story of how we balance tradition against hard-won identity - and of how, having journeyed in the underworld, we can emerge with our levity and our sense of justice intact. 'Beautiful, funny and poignant. I wish I'd written this book' Jenny Lawson, author of Furiously Happy 'A revelatory debut . . . Lockwood's prose is nothing short of ecstatic . . . her portrait of her epically eccentric family is funny, warm, and stuffed to bursting with emotional insight' Joss Whedon 'Praise God, this is why books were invented' Emily Berry, author of Dear Boy and Stranger, Baby



The Art of Time in Memoir

The Art of Time in Memoir Author Sven Birkerts
ISBN-10 9781555973391
Release 2014-05-20
Pages 120
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The Art Of series is a new line of books reinvigorating the practice of craft and criticism. Each book will be a brief, witty, and useful exploration of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry by a writer impassioned by a singular craft issue. The Art Of volumes will provide a series of sustained examinations of key but sometimes neglected aspects of creative writing by some of contemporary literature's finest practioners. In The Art of Time in Memoir, critic and memoirist Sven Birkerts examines the human impulse to write about the self. By examining memoirs such as Vladimir Nabokov's Speak, Memory; Virginia Woolf's unfinished A Sketch of the Past; and Mary Karr's The Liars' Club, Birkerts describes the memoirist's essential art of assembling patterns of meaning, stirring to life our own sense of past and present.



Elegie f r Iris

Elegie f  r Iris Author John Bayley
ISBN-10 3423085606
Release 2002
Pages 259
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Elegie f r Iris has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Elegie f r Iris also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Elegie f r Iris book for free.



Born on the Bayou

Born on the Bayou Author Blaine Lourd
ISBN-10 9781476773865
Release 2016-08-02
Pages 224
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"In the tradition of the modern classics The Tender Bar by J.R. Moehringer and The Liars' Club by Mary Karr, Blaine Lourd's Born on the Bayou is a powerful gothic memoir set in the bayous and oil towns of 1970s Louisiana. Coonass: [koon-as] (noun, slang, from the French conasse), a term of endearment and an expression of cultural and ethnic pride. So echoes this all-important definition throughout this good-humored memoir of growing up in the South. A rollercoaster rags-to-riches story, Blaine Lourd's meaningful debut is both a nostalgic send-up of '60s and '70s Louisiana, and a heartfelt portrait of one family's coming of age. In honest, confessional prose, Born on the Bayou transports us to a pocket of the South where Lourd learns how to be a man from the two people he looks up to the most: his larger-than-life father, 'Puffer,' a prominent figure in the oil business (coonass translation: awl bidness), and his successful older brother, Bryan. With an eye turned perpetually toward the gruff and distant Puffer, Lourd illustrates how those closest to us can cause the most hurt, even as we seek their approval. Whether he's learning how to skin a duck at age ten, enjoying his first beer at thirteen, or detailing the finer points of ride-on lawn mowing, Lourd gets to the heart of being a Southerner with rawness and grace. From his early childhood through his eventual pilgrimage to the West Coast, he beautifully details what it means to have tangible roots to a place so ingrained it is a part of your own being. From barreling down the low country roads in a shiny Thunderbird to chasing women and learning to be a gentleman, Born on the Bayou is one man's struggle against the forces of family love, loyalty and obligation, and the ties that keep us tethered to our roots no matter how far we run. As the saying goes, 'a coonass always goes his own way'"



Sinners Welcome

Sinners Welcome Author Mary Karr
ISBN-10 9780061877780
Release 2009-10-13
Pages 112
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Mary Karr describes herself as a black-belt sinner, and this -- her fourth collection of poems --traces her improbable journey from the inferno of a tormented childhood into a resolutely irreverent Catholicism. Not since Saint Augustine wrote "Give me chastity, Lord -- but not yet!" has anyone brought such smart-assed hilarity to a conversion story. Karr's battle is grounded in common loss (a bitter romance, friends' deaths, a teenage son's leaving home) as well as in elegies for a complicated mother. The poems disarm with the arresting humor familiar to readers of her memoirs, The Liars' Club and Cherry. An illuminating cycle of spiritual poems have roots in Karr's eight-month tutelage in Jesuit prayer practice, and as an afterword, her celebrated essay on faith weaves the tale of how the language of poetry, which relieved her suffering so young, eventually became the language of prayer. Those of us who fret that poetry denies consolation will find clear-eyed joy in this collection.



Gezeiten der Begierde

Gezeiten der Begierde Author Nicole Jordan
ISBN-10 9783641054984
Release 2011-04-19
Pages 416
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Die lang ersehnte Fortsetzung der beliebten "Courtship Wars"-Serie Rayne Kenyon, der unwiderstehliche Earl von Haviland, entschließt sich zu heiraten – nicht der Liebe, sondern der Erhaltung seines Stammbaums wegen. Seine Wahl fällt auf die schlichte Madeline. Die kann ihr Glück kaum fassen und setzt alles daran, Rayne von ihrer Leidenschaft zu überzeugen. Unversehens sieht sich der Earl einer verführerischen Schönheit gegenüber...



Nach der Welle

Nach der Welle Author Sonali Deraniyagala
ISBN-10 9783104030623
Release 2014-10-23
Pages 272
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*** »Ein ganz erstaunliches, wunderschönes Buch.« Joan Didion *** »Ich schrie nicht, heulte nicht auf. Ich fiel nicht in Ohnmacht. Abwarten, dachte ich mir. Ich warte ab, bis sie sie alle gefunden haben, und dann bringe ich mich um.« Sri Lanka, 26. Dezember 2004. Sonali Deraniyagala verbringt die Weihnachtsferien mit ihrer Familie in einem wunderschönen Hotel direkt an der Küste, als die Welle kommt. Sonali selbst überlebt knapp, aber sie verliert ihre gesamte Familie, ihren Mann, die beiden kleinen Söhne und ihre Eltern. »Ein unglaublich starkes und zutiefst bewegendes Buch, wie ich schon lange keines mehr gelesen habe. ... Sonali Deraniyagala beschreibt eine Katastrophe und ihre Auswirkungen, die keiner von uns miterleben musste. Und gleichzeitig erweckt sie in ihrem atemberaubenden Erfahrungsbericht alle diejenigen wieder zum Leben, die sie verloren hat, so dass auch wir sie niemals vergessen werden.« Michael Ondaatje



Abacus

Abacus Author Mary Karr
ISBN-10 0887484697
Release 2007-02-01
Pages 52
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Mary Karr's four volumes of poetry are Sinner's Welcome (published by HarperCollins in 2006), Viper Rum, The Devil's Tour, and Abacus. She has received The White Writer's Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship, a Radcliffe Bunting Fellowship, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her work appears in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and Poetry. Her first memoir, The Liars Club (Penguin, 1995), received the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for best first non-fiction and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. It stayed on The New York Times bestseller list for more than a year and was named "Best Book of 1995" by more than thirty newspapers and magazines. The sequel, Cherry, (Viking, 2000) was excerpted in The New Yorker and appeared on the bestseller lists of The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Boston Globe, and BookSense. It was named a Notable Book in The New York Times. She is the Jesse Truesdell Peck Professor of Literature at Syracuse University and lives in Syracuse and New York City.