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Shifting Tense for Dramatic Effect in Mary Karr’s The Liar’s Club

Mary Karr’s The Liar’s Club is a searingly honest, sharp-humored memoir about growing up in a deeply dysfunctional family, in the oil refinery culture of east Texas.  In The Liar’s …

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Using the Cadence of Prose to Heighten Emotional Impact: Meredith Hall’s Without a Map

Meredith Hall’s Without a Map is heartbreaking memoir of a young woman who, upon becoming pregnant at age sixteen, is shunned and betrayed by her loving family and close-knit community.  …

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