The Liar's Club: A Memoir
This is a book that's both tough to read and impossible to put down. Her mother's revelation at the end shook me up quite a bit. It would have been easier to take had it been fiction rather than a true story, but there it was. You'll see what I mean if you read this one. The memoir is a type of writing that has long fascinated me because the writer is absolutely naked to the world. Such is the case here. Mary Karr has brought us a beautifully written, and in places, delightly funny book, but it is not an easy one to read without squirming.