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Angela's ashes : a memoir

Author: Frank McCourt
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st Touchstone edView all editions and formats
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In this extraordinary memoir, the author transforms the story of an Irish-Catholic childhood lived in poverty, misery, and despair into a mesmerizing tale filled with wit, love, and forgiveness.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: McCourt family.; Frank McCourt; McCourt family.; Frank McCourt
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank McCourt
ISBN: 0684874350 9780684874357 068484267X 9780684842677
OCLC Number: 829337457
Notes: Sequel: 'Tis.
"A Touchstone Book".
Awards: Winner of Royal Society of Literature Award 1996.
Winner of Best of the Bestsellers 1998.
Winner of Pulitzer Prize Biography Category 1997.
Description: 363 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Responsibility: Frank McCourt.

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The author recounts his childhood in Depression-era Brooklyn as the child of Irish immigrants who decide to return to worse poverty in Ireland when his infant sister dies.  Read more...

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Vanessa V. Friedman "Entertainment Weekly" The power of this memoir is that it makes you believe the claim: that despite the rags and hunger and pain, love and strength do come out of misery -- as Read more...

 
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