We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to the library. Find a location near you.

Sinners welcome: poems

Book Cover
Average Rating
Author:
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description

Mary Karr describes herself as a black-belt sinner, and this — her fourth collection of poems —traces her improbable journey from the inferno of a tormented childhood into a resolutely irreverent Catholicism. Not since Saint Augustine wrote "Give me chastity, Lord — but not yet!" has anyone brought such smart-assed hilarity to a conversion story.

Karr's battle is grounded in common loss (a bitter romance, friends' deaths, a teenage son's leaving home) as well as in elegies for a complicated mother. The poems disarm with the arresting humor familiar to readers of her memoirs, The Liars' Club and Cherry. An illuminating cycle of spiritual poems have roots in Karr's eight-month tutelage in Jesuit prayer practice, and as an afterword, her celebrated essay on faith weaves the tale of how the language of poetry, which relieved her suffering so young, eventually became the language of prayer. Those of us who fret that poetry denies consolation will find clear-eyed joy in this collection.

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
More Details
Contributors:
ISBN:
9780060776541
9780061877780
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDb1506e08-0b33-8057-a3f9-7e6647001725
Grouping Titlesinners welcome
Grouping Authormary karr
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2023-12-05 02:08:42AM
Last Indexed2023-12-05 02:39:34AM

Solr Fields

accelerated_reader_point_value
0
accelerated_reader_reading_level
0
author
Karr, Mary
author2-role
hoopla digital
author_display
Karr, Mary
available_at_catalog
Central
Valley Hi-North Laguna
detailed_location_catalog
Central
Valley Hi-North Laguna
display_description

Mary Karr describes herself as a black-belt sinner, and this — her fourth collection of poems —traces her improbable journey from the inferno of a tormented childhood into a resolutely irreverent Catholicism. Not since Saint Augustine wrote "Give me chastity, Lord — but not yet!" has anyone brought such smart-assed hilarity to a conversion story.

Karr's battle is grounded in common loss (a bitter romance, friends' deaths, a teenage son's leaving home) as well as in elegies for a complicated mother. The poems disarm with the arresting humor familiar to readers of her memoirs, The Liars' Club and Cherry. An illuminating cycle of spiritual poems have roots in Karr's eight-month tutelage in Jesuit prayer practice, and as an afterword, her celebrated essay on faith weaves the tale of how the language of poetry, which relieved her suffering so young, eventually became the language of prayer. Those of us who fret that poetry denies consolation will find clear-eyed joy in this collection.

format_catalog
Book
eBook
format_category_catalog
Books
eBook
id
b1506e08-0b33-8057-a3f9-7e6647001725
isbn
9780060776541
9780061877780
itype_catalog
Adult Book Non-Fiction
last_indexed
2023-12-05T10:39:34.561Z
lexile_score
-1
literary_form
Unknown
literary_form_full
Non Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog
811.54 K18s 2006
owning_library_catalog
Sacramento Public Library
owning_location_catalog
Central
Valley Hi-North Laguna
primary_isbn
9780060776541
publishDate
2006
2009
publisher
HarperCollins
HarperCollins Publishers
recordtype
grouped_work
subject_facet
Electronic books
title_display
Sinners welcome : poems
title_full
Sinners Welcome Poems
Sinners Welcome [electronic resource] / Mary Karr
Sinners welcome : poems / Mary Karr
title_short
Sinners welcome
title_sub
poems
topic_facet
Electronic books
Fiction
Poetry

Solr Details Tables

item_details

Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent URLDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocation
hoopla:MWT11919883Online Hoopla CollectionOnline HooplaeBookeBook1falsetrueHooplahttps://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11919883?utm_source=MARC&Lid=hh4435Available Online
ils:.b17599647.i49362100Valley Hi-North Laguna811.54 K18s 20061falsefalseOn Shelfvalag
ils:.b17599647.i48938087Central811.54 K18s 20061falsefalseOn Shelfcenag
overdrive:98acd177-7aa2-4cca-bac3-50a76e9ea86e-2Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook1falsetrueOverDriveAvailable Online

record_details

Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical DescriptionAbridged
hoopla:MWT11919883eBookeBookEnglishHarperCollins Publishers20091 online resource (112 pages)
ils:.b17599647BookBooks1st edEnglishHarperCollinsc200693 p. ; 22 cm.
overdrive:98acd177-7aa2-4cca-bac3-50a76e9ea86eeBookeBookEnglishHarperCollins2009

scoping_details_catalog

Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
hoopla:MWT11919883Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruefalsefalsefalsefalse
ils:.b17599647.i49362100On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruetruefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 31, 32, 33, 34, 36, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 12011
ils:.b17599647.i48938087On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruetruefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 31, 32, 33, 34, 36, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 12011
overdrive:98acd177-7aa2-4cca-bac3-50a76e9ea86e-2Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse