Memories of a Catholic Girlhood

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Memories of a Catholic Girlhood is the autobiography of Mary McCarthy that was published in 1957. The book chronicles McCarthy's childhood including her being orphaned, having an abusive great uncle, and losing her Catholic faith. In the book McCarthy writes details at the end of each chapter that other family members claims do not correspond with their memory of events. She also writes where she embellished the material as well and told the story out of sequence.

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