Memories of a Catholic Girlhood
This unique autobiography begins with McCarthy’s recollections of an indulgent, idyllic childhood tragically altered by the death of her parents in the influenza epidemic of 1918. Tempering the need to fictionalize for the sake of a good story with the need for honesty, she creates interchapters that tell the reader what she has inferred or invented. Photographs.
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Review: Memories of a Catholic GirlhoodUser Review - Charlie - Goodreads
Orphaned, abused, rescued, educated in a convent then an Episcopal seminary—precocious Mary McCarthy's childhood reads like a novel. It's a good thing she became a novelist and learned how to tell it ... Read full review
Review: Memories of a Catholic GirlhoodUser Review - Tom Leland - Goodreads
Some of the religious stuff, the Shakespeare section and the Caesar part was over my head, but really enjoyed it -- its section about how she began doubting and then losing her faith is probably the best on that subject I've ever read -- Read full review