mccarthy, mary

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McCarthy, Mary definition

A twentieth-century American writer and critic noted for her satirical novels, such as The Groves of Academe and The Group, about the lives of eight Vassar College graduates. Memories of a Catholic Girlhood is about her childhood as an orphan raised by diverse and unsympathetic relatives.

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