“All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.” – Ernest Hemingway.
In short, one can never go wrong writing honestly and truthfully. It’s what makes a great writer, and Mary Karr’s memoir, “The Liars’ Club,” is a example of how honest and truthful writing can lead to literary greatness.
“The Liar’s Club, is tragic…so tragic that at times it’s totally funny. It’s so funny that at times it is totally tragic.
The story follows the life of Mary Karr, her sister, mother and father from the time she is just four years old and her sister a few years older. Raised in East Texas, her family life is filled with turmoil and unspoken, hidden sorrows. Yes, they are what one might call a dysfunctional family, but there certainly exist bonds of love between all the main characters.
Ms. Karr has turned a memoir into a suspenseful, tragic, comedy. It reads more like a novel, with great characters, a story that keeps your interest through out, and the writing is nothing short of superb, honest, and trustworthy. I highly recommend.
Thank you Lorna for recommending this book