• by Mary Karr
  • Narrated by Mary Karr
  • 6 hrs and 0 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From Mary Karr, author of the best selling The Liar's Club, comes the gorgeously written, often hilarious story of her tumultuous teens and sexual coming-of-age. In edgy, brilliant prose, Cherry takes listeners to a place never explored with such candor. Parts will leave you gasping with laughter. But its soaring close proves that from even the smokiest beginnings a solid self can form, one capable of facing down all manner of monsters.


What the Critics Say

"Energized by Karr's sharp wit, this tale of Texas adolescence reads like a fast-paced novel." (Kirkus Reviews)
"As [Carr] takes on the risks of adolescence with a frightening bravado, you'll gasp at her survival - and perhaps your own." (AudioFile)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Mary Karr's voice makes the story come alive

As one who grew up in the same era as Mary Karr (albeit not in East Texas), I loved this book and Ms. Karr's ability to resurrect memories of that time that I'd long forgotten. She also gets beneath the surface of what her characters are saying to reveal what they really mean. Unlike another reviewer, I found Ms. Karr's reading to be a benefit, not a detraction. Highly recommended.
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- Michael

Good book, good narration!

What did you love best about Cherry?

The tough yet vulnerable narrator.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The narrator, see above.

Which character – as performed by Mary Karr – was your favorite?


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, I wanted to savor it.

Any additional comments?

One of few books read by the author of the book that I really enjoyed.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-29-2000
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks