Thu, March 22, 2007 • 7:00 PM • Joynes Reading Room
Karr's first memoir, The Liars' Club, won the PEN Martha Albrand Award for best first nonfiction and was a finalist for The National Book Critics Circle Award. It was on The New York Times bestseller list for more than a year and a "best book" for more than thirty newspapers and magazines. The sequel, Cherry, about her adolescence, was also a bestseller for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The Houston Chronicle. It was a "best book" for those periodicalWant to meet one of the most influential contemporary writers in the United States? Get a copy of Mary Karr's groundbreaking memoir The Liars Club or her latest volume of poetry Sinner's Welcome to read over spring break, and come meet the author on Thursday, March 22 in the Joynes Reading Room. She contributes to magazines such as The New Yorker and Atlantic Monthly.
Karr will read from recent work in the Joynes Reading Room (Carothers 007) at 7PM on March 22, then sign books at a reception at Women and Their Work Gallery (1710 Lavaca St.)