Sinners Welcome: Poems #ad - . Those of us who fret that poetry denies consolation will find clear-eyed joy in this collection. 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, her celebrated essay on faith weaves the tale of how the language of poetry, which relieved her suffering so young, and as an afterword, eventually became the language of prayer.
Tropic of Squalor: PoemsHarper #ad - In a single poem she can generate tears, horror, laughter, empathy, and peace. Now the beloved author returns with a collection of bracing poems as visceral and deeply felt and hilarious as her memoirs. But whether you’re an adamant atheist, a pilgrim, or skeptically curious, these poems will urge you to find an inner light in the most baffling hours of darkness.
A new volume of poetry from the New York Times bestselling and esteemed author of The Liar’s Club and Lit. Long before she earned accolades for her genre-defining memoirs, Mary Karr was winning poetry prizes. Her brazen verse calls us out of our psychic swamplands and into that hard-won awareness of the divine hiding in the small moments that make us human.
Tropic of Squalor: Poems #ad - She never preaches. In tropic of squalor, karr dares to address the numinous—that mystery some of us hope towards in secret, or maybe dare to pray to. The "squalor" of meaninglessness that every thoughtful person wrestles with sits at the core of human suffering, death, and Karr renders it with power—illness, love’s agonized disappointments.
The Devil's TourNew Directions #ad - Book by karr, mary Used book in Good Condition.
Viper RumNew Directions #ad - A collection of poems exploring the theme of death, the inevitable storm that comes to the soul Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition.
Lit: A MemoirHarper #ad - Lit: A Memoir #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Karr, mary, lit: a memoir Used book in Good Condition.
The Liars' Club: A MemoirViking #ad - 25, 000 first printing. Used book in Good Condition. A trenchant memoir of a troubled american childhood from the child's point of view describes growing up in a an East Texas refinery town, a schoolyard rape, life in the midst of a turbulent family of drunks and liars, and other dark secrets. Used book in Good Condition.
The Liars' Club: A MemoirPenguin Books #ad - 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. Used book in Good Condition. 4 on the new york times’ list of the 50 best memoirs of the Past 50 YearsThe 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. Comthe 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. Used book in Good Condition.
The Liars' Club: A Memoir #ad - Penguin Books. 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.
CherryPenguin Books #ad - 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. Used book in Good Condition. 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.
Cherry #ad - Penguin Books. Used book in Good Condition. Karr assembles a self from the smokiest beginnings, delivering a long-awaited sequel that is both "bawdy and wise" San Francisco Chronicle. From mary karr comes this gorgeously written, often hilarious story of her tumultuous teens and sexual coming-of-age. Parts of cherry will leave you gasping with laughter.
Lit: A Memoir P.S.Harper Perennial #ad - A hair-raising stint in 'the mental marriott, ' with an oddball tribe of gurus and saviors, awakens her to the possibility of joy and leads her to an unlikely faith. Written with karr's relentless honesty, and irreverent, lacerating humor, unflinching self-scrutiny, it is a truly electrifying story of how to grow up--as only Mary Karr can tell it.
Now lit follows the self-professed blackbelt sinner's descent into the inferno of alcoholism and madness--and to her astonishing resurrection. Cherry, her account of her adolescence, 'continued to set the literary standard for making the personal universal' Entertainment Weekly. She drinks herself into the same numbness that nearly devoured her charismatic but troubled mother, reaching the brink of suicide.
Lit: A Memoir P.S. #ad - Lit is about getting drunk and getting sober, becoming a mother by letting go of a mother, learning to write by learning to live. Used book in Good Condition. Not since saint augustine cried, 'Give me chastity, Lord-but not yet!' has a conversion story rung with such dark hilarity. Used book in Good Condition.
But she can't outrun her apocalyptic past. Karr's longing for a solid family seems secure when her marriage to a handsome, Shakespeare-quoting blueblood poet produces a son they adore. Harper Perennial.