The Resource Memories of a Catholic Girlhood, (ebook)

Memories of a Catholic Girlhood, (ebook)

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Memories of a Catholic Girlhood
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Memories of a Catholic Girlhood
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eng
Summary
Tracing her moral struggles to the day she accidentally took a sip of water before her Communion-a mortal sin-Mary McCarthy gives us eight funny and heartrending essays about the illusive and redemptive nature of memory "During the course of writing this, I've often wished that I were writing fiction." Originally published in large part as standalone essays in the New Yorker and Harper's Bazaar, Mary McCarthy's acclaimed memoir begins with her recollections of a happy childhood cut tragically short by the death of her parents during the influenza epidemic of 1918. Tempering memory with invention, McCarthy describes how, orphaned at six, she spent much of her childhood shuttled between two sets of grandparents and three religions-Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish. One of four children, she suffered abuse at the hands of her great-aunt and uncle until she moved to Seattle to be raised by her maternal grandparents. Early on, McCarthy lets the reader in on her secret: The chapter you just read may not be wholly reliable-facts have been distilled through the hazy lens of time and distance. In Memories of a Catholic Girlhood, McCarthy pays homage to the past and creates hope for the future. Reminiscent of Nabokov's Speak, Memory, this is a funny, honest, and unsparing account blessed with the holy sacraments of forgiveness, love, and redemption. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Mary McCarthy including rare images from the author's estate
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Midwest
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McCarthy, Mary
Dewey number
818.5
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • McCarthy, Mary
  • Authors, American
  • Women authors, American
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adult
Label
Memories of a Catholic Girlhood, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781480441255
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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MWT11561229
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remote
Stock number
11561229
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MWT11561229
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Memories of a Catholic Girlhood, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781480441255
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11561229
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11561229
System control number
MWT11561229
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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