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 - Paul V. - Goodreads
McCarthy has the widest and most sophisticated vocabulary of any writer I've ever read. These stories are brilliant in her perceptions of what actually goes on compared to what is believed to go on ... Read full review
Review: Memories of a Catholic GirlhoodUser Review - Laurie Bennett - Goodreads
Not being a great fan of McCarthy's sharp tongue, I was surprised at how much I enjoyed her memoir. She had an interesting, odd life, long before she became a caustic critic. Read full review