Memories of a Catholic Girlhood

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1957 - Biography & Autobiography - 245 pages
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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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An excellent collection of memoirs, though I would not want to have a relative take her razor-sharp pen thus to my character and ways. That said, the writing is not remorseless and cruel, but ... Read full review

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826 Memories of a Catholic Girlhood, by Mary McCarthy (read 19 Oct 1965) I disapproved of this book, since I disapprove of people losing their Catholic Faith. Wikipedia has an article on the book: Read full review

Contents

7o the Reader
3
yonder Peasant Who Is He?
29
A Jin Butterfly
54
7he Blackguard
87
Cest le Premier Pas Qui Coute
102
Thames
127
7he figures in the Clock
141
YellowstonePark
169
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About the author (1957)

MARY MCCARTHY (1912-1989) was a short-story writer, bestselling novelist, essayist, and critic. She was the author of The Stones of Florence and Birds of America, among other books.

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