Mary Karr’s The Liar’s Club

Mary Karr has a talent for setting a scene, and The Liar’s Club, her first memoir, begins memorably: we are in her childhood bedroom in a small town in East Texas in the early 1960s. A doctor is inspecting her […]

Mary Karr’s Lit

From her opening sentence, Mary Karr warns us of the perils of memory: “Any way I tell this story is a lie.” She is addressing her adolescent son, her only child, and despite some early humour, we are quickly given […]