The Liar's Club Mary Karr
In spite of its grimness, poet Karr's straight-from-the-hip memoir of growing up as the child of dysfunctional alcoholics in Texas during the '60s shouldn't be missed as dramatic and riveting as the finest fiction.
Practical Magic Alice Hoffman
While on vacation, take a trip of the imagination with Hoffman's latest magic-realism romp about a pair of orphaned sisters with unusual powers. Ghosts, spells, and miracles oh my!
The Member-Guest Clint McCown
The quirky denizens and employees of a backwater country club cope with rancid clams, stolen golf carts, and a dead dog, among other things, in these 10 amusing, and moving, tales.