Angela's Ashes

Angela's Ashes
Author: Frank McCourt
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 1999-05-25
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 068484267X

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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

Angela's Ashes

Angela's Ashes
Author: Frank McCourt
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 468
Release: 2005
Genre: Children
ISBN: 0007205236

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A heartfelt account of poverty in Ireland and emigration to America. -- back cover.

Angela's Ashes

Angela's Ashes
Author: Frank McCourt
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 1996
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 0684874350

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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. 40,000 first printing. $35,000 ad/promo. First serial, The New Yorker.

Tis

Tis
Author: Frank McCourt
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 378
Release: 1999-09-22
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 0684845245

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Frank McCourt's glorious childhood memoir, Angela's Ashes, has been loved and celebrated by readers everywhere for its spirit, its wit and its profound humanity. A tale of redemption, in which storytelling itself is the source of salvation, it won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Rarely has a book so swiftly found its place on the literary landscape. And now we have 'Tis, the story of Frank's American journey from impoverished immigrant to brilliant teacher and raconteur. Frank lands in New York at age nineteen, in the company of a priest he meets on the boat. He gets a job at the Biltmore Hotel, where he immediately encounters the vivid hierarchies of this "classless country," and then is drafted into the army and is sent to Germany to train dogs and type reports. It is Frank's incomparable voice -- his uncanny humor and his astonishing ear for dialogue -- that renders these experiences spellbinding. When Frank returns to America in 1953, he works on the docks, always resisting what everyone tells him, that men and women who have dreamed and toiled for years to get to America should "stick to their own kind" once they arrive. Somehow, Frank knows that he should be getting an education, and though he left school at fourteen, he talks his way into New York University. There, he falls in love with the quintessential Yankee, long-legged and blonde, and tries to live his dream. But it is not until he starts to teach -- and to write -- that Frank finds his place in the world. The same vulnerable but invincible spirit that captured the hearts of readers in Angela's Ashes comes of age. As Malcolm Jones said in his Newsweek review of Angela's Ashes, "It is only the best storyteller who can so beguile his readers that he leaves them wanting more when he is done...and McCourt proves himself one of the very best." Frank McCourt's 'Tis is one of the most eagerly awaited books of our time, and it is a masterpiece.

A Monk Swimming

A Monk Swimming
Author: Malachy McCourt
Publisher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2024-03-05
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 1504093445

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In this darkly humorous New York Times–bestselling memoir, the Irish American writer and actor shares charming stories from his first decade in the US. Malachy McCourt left behind a childhood of poverty and painful memories of his father and mother in Limerick, Ireland, when he followed his brother, Frank, to America in 1952. In A Monk Swimming, McCourt recounts the decade that followed. With not much else to his name other than his sharp wit and knack for storytelling, McCourt was unsure what he would do after arriving in New York City. He worked as a longshoreman on the Brooklyn docks, became the first celebrity bartender in a Manhattan saloon, performed on stage with the Irish Players, and told tales to Jack Paar on The Tonight Show. Although McCourt gained success, money, women, and, eventually, children of his own, he still carried memories of the past with him. So, he fled again. He found himself in the Manhattan Detention Complex, otherwise known as the Tombs. He was arrested several times: poolside in Beverly Hills, in Zurich with gold-smugglers, and again in Calcutta with sex workers. McCourt’s journey also took him to Paris, Rome, and even Limerick again, until finally he was forced to grapple with his past. Praise for A Monk Swimming “[A] funny, oddly winning book.” —The New York Times “A rollicking good read that, as the Irish say, would make a dead man laugh.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer “Malachy McCourt, who has habitually regurgitated English in glorious colors to his fellow Irishmen and New Yorkers, here makes his vivid, whimsical, raucous, murderous joy and voice available to the rest of us in tales of riot and glory which build on the story of the McCourts’ early life so dazzlingly told in Angela’s Ashes by his brother Frank.” —Thomas Keneally, author of the international bestseller Schindler’s List

Spark Notes - Angela's Ashes

Spark Notes - Angela's Ashes
Author: Frank McCourt
Publisher: Spark Publishing Group
Total Pages: 84
Release: 2002-07-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781586634698

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"Featuring explanations of key themes, motifs, and symbols including: class limitations, guilt, eggs, hunger, anti-English sentiment, folktales." -- page 4 of cover.

Teacher Man

Teacher Man
Author: Frank McCourt
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2005-11-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 0743243773

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The author describes his coming of age as a teacher, storyteller, and writer, a personal journey during which he spent fifteen years finding his voice in the classroom, and came to terms with the undervalued importance of teaching.

'Tis

'Tis
Author: Frank McCourt
Publisher: HarperPerennial
Total Pages: 495
Release: 2000
Genre: Ireland
ISBN: 9780006551812

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FROM THE PULIZER PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR OF THE #1 "NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLER "ANGELA'S ASHES" Frank McCourt's glorious childhood memoir, "Angela's Ashes, " has been loved and celebrated by readers everywhere. It won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the "Los Angeles Times" Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Rarely has a book so swiftly found its place on the literary landscape. And now we have "'Tis, " the story of Frank's American journey from impoverished immigrant to brilliant teacher and raconteur. Frank lands in New York at age nineteen and gets a job at the Biltmore Hotel, where he immediately encounters the vivid hierarchies of this "classless country," and then is drafted into the army and is sent to Germany to train dogs and type reports. It is Frank's incomparable voice that renders these experiences spellbinding. When Frank returns to America in 1953, he works on the docks, always resisting what everyone tells him. He knows that he should be getting an education, and though he left school at fourteen, he talks his way into New York University. There, he falls in love with the quintessential Yankee and tries to live his dream. But it is not until he starts to teach that Frank finds his place in the world.

A Separate Peace

A Separate Peace
Author: John Knowles
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2014-04-22
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1476777039

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Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. An American classic and great bestseller for over thirty years, A Separate Peace is timeless in its description of adolescence during a period when the entire country was losing its innocence to World War II. Set at a boys' boarding school in New England during the early years of World War II, A Separate Peace is a harrowing and luminous parable of the dark side of adolescence. Gene is a lonely, introverted intellectual. Phineas is a handsome, taunting, daredevil athlete. What happens between the two friends one summer, like the war itself, banishes the innocence of these boys and their world.

Angela and the Baby Jesus

Angela and the Baby Jesus
Author: Frank McCourt
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 42
Release: 2007
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 0007261691

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A beautifully illustrated Christmas story from one of the world's most loved writers.