Pulitzer Prize, Biography/Autobiography, 1997
National Book Critics Circle, Biography/Autobiography, 1997
Frank McCourt's Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir, movingly read in his own voice, bears all the marks of a classic. Born in Depression-era Brooklyn to Irish immigrant parents, Frank was later raised in the slums of Limerick, Ireland. His mother, Angela, had no money to feed her children since Frank's father, Malachy, rarely worked, and when he did, he drank his wages. Angela's Ashes is the story of how Frank endured - wearing shoes repaired with tires, begging for a pig's head for Christmas dinner, and searching the pubs for his father - a tale he relates with eloquence, exuberance, and remarkable forgiveness.
Listen to Frank McCourt talk about this book on C-SPAN's Booknotes (7/11/97).
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"Frank McCourt is a marvelous writer whose words are made all the better when he reads them aloud..." (Bookpage)
"...one of the best I've heard in years." (The Boston Globe)
"...so good it deserves a sequel" (The New York Times)
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend & have! Keeps you very interested!
The stealing of fruit while they were in the park watching the twins.
The dialect was great in the book. Really put you in the book!
Made you laugh & cry!
I truly enjoyed listening to this book. Frank McCourt is a great storyteller, I felt immersed in Irish/American history. Struggles, that typical Americans cannot even fathom, enveloped a great many of its immigrants. My Irish immigrant ancestors live in me, and I hope that I continue their quest for the dream of opportunity.
You mean the movie lied!?
Funny, sad & magnificent story that will stay with you long after the book has ended and read by the author.
This book made me laugh, cry, and gave me a better understanding of a world through the eyes of a child.
Reading this exquisitely beautiful and painful memoir is a rich experience, but HEARING MCCOURT deliver all the voices himself (his innocent boyhood rising when he reads his own quotes), and SING IRISH SONGS from Limerick--I have never experienced a more worthy audio book.
McCourt brings his accent plus a certain realism.
This is a wonderful book that makes appreciate my ancestry even more.
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