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Events Wed Jul 07 2010

Mary Karr @ The Book Stall


Thursday, July 8, The Book Stall welcomes poet and memoirist extraordinaire Mary Karr. She'll be reading from Lit, her memoir of recovery from alcoholism and conversion to Catholicism. The Washington Post says "her acute self-awareness conquers any hint that hers is the only version of this story." Susan Cheever of the New York Times says "in a gravelly, ground-glass-under-your-heel voice that can take you from laughter to awe in a few senĀ­tences, Karr has written the best book about being a woman in America I have read in years." Lit was just released in paperback this month. The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 E. Elm, Winnetka, (847) 847-446-8880, Thursday, July 8 at 7pm.

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