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Angela's ashes : a memoir

Author: Frank McCourt; Alexandria Library (Alexandria, Va.)
Publisher: Alexandria, Va. : Alexandria Library, 2007-
Series: Book clubs to go.
Edition/Format:   Book : Kit : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while. Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood". So begins the luminous memoir of Frank McCourt, born in Depression-era Brooklyn to recent Irish immigrants and raised  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: McCourt family.; Frank McCourt; McCourt family.; Frank McCourt
Material Type: Biography, Kit
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank McCourt; Alexandria Library (Alexandria, Va.)
ISBN: 0684874350 9780684874357
OCLC Number: 137281466
Notes: Sequel: 'Tis.
Discussion guide contains tips for starting a book club, review(s), author biography, discussion questions and a list of available titles.
For use by: Book discussion groups in Alexandria City libraries.
Description: 1 tote bag + 1 resource guide; 8-10 books.
Contents: Introduction --
Tips for starting a book club --
About the author --
Discussion questions --
Review(s) --
Available titles.
Series Title: Book clubs to go.
Other Titles: Book clubs to go : Angela's ashes
Book clubs 2 go
Responsibility: Frank McCourt.

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"When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while. Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood". So begins the luminous memoir of Frank McCourt, born in Depression-era Brooklyn to recent Irish immigrants and raised in the slums of Limerick, Ireland. Frank's mother, Angela, has no money to feed the children since Frank's father, Malachy, rarely works, and when he does he drinks his wages. Yet Malachy, exasperating, irresponsible and beguiling, does nurture in Frank an appetite for the one thing he can provide: a story. Frank lives for his father's tales of Cuchulain, who saved Ireland, and of the Angel on the Seventh Step, who brings his mother babies.

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