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Cherry

Mary Karr

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Description:

Mary Karr told the prize-winning tale of her hardscrabble Texas childhood with enough literary verve to spark a renaissance in memoir. The Liar's Club rode the top of The New York Times bestseller list for more than a year, and publications ranging from The New Yorker to People picked it as one of the best books of the year. But it left people wondering: How'd that scrappy kid make it outta there? Cherry dares to tell that story. Karr picks up the trail and dashes off into her teen years with customary sass, only to run up against the paralyzing self-doubt of a girl in bloom. In this long-awaited sequel, we see Karr ultimately trying to run from the thrills and terrors of her sexual awakwening by butting against authority in all its forms. She lands all too often in the principal's office and-in one instance-a jail cell. Looking for a lover or heart's companion who'll make her feel whole, she hooks up with an outrageous band of surfers and heads, wannabe yogis and bona fide geniuses. Karr's edgy, brilliant prose careens between hilarity and tragedy, and Cherry takes readers to a place never truly explored-deep inside a girl's stormy, ardent adolescence. Parts will leave you gasping with laughter. But its soaring close proves that from even the smokiest beginnings a solid self can form, one capable of facing down all manner of monsters.

Language:

English

Length:

5h 49m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:44


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:48


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:44


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:34


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:55


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:45


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:23


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:24


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:19


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:23


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:20


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:34


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:55


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:28


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:13


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:32


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:51


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:39


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:26


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:37


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:50


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:57


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:57


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:19


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:26


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:18


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:19


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:19


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:53


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:46


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:50


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:44


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

11:10


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:17


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:46


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:01


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:29


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:41


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:47


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:55


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:11


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:54


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:28


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:55


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:30


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:01


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:29


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:07


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:26


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:47


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:44


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:30