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Angela's ashes : a memoir / Frank McCourt.

McCourt, Frank. (Author).

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  • 9 of 10 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 10 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fulton Co PL - Fulton Library 920 MCC (Text) 33187003962004 Nonfiction Reshelving -
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library 920 MCC (Text) 33187004086092 Nonfiction Reshelving -
LaGrange Co PL - LaGrange Main Library B MCC (Text) 30477000905517 Adult: Biography Checked out 10/28/2017
Lebanon PL - Lebanon YA B MCCO (Text) 34330513043498 Young Adult - Biographies Available -
Otterbein PL - Otterbein 920 MCC (Text) 34046000394323 Non-Fiction Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield 921 McCourt (Text) 31208911291963 non-fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 068484267X (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780684842677 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 363 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Edition: 1st Scribner trade pbk. ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, [2003, c1996]

Content descriptions

General Note: "Winner of the Pulitzer Prize"--Cover.
Summary, etc.: "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. Perhaps it is story that accounts for Frank's survival. Wearing rags for diapers, begging a pig's head for Christmas dinner and gathering coal from the roadside to light a fire, Frank endures poverty, near-starvation and the casual cruelty of relatives and neighbors -- yet lives to tell his tale with eloquence, exuberance and remarkable forgiveness. Angela's Ashes, imbued on every page with Frank McCourt's astounding humor and compassion, is a glorious book that bears all the marks of a classic.
Target Audience Note: 1110 Lexile.
Subject: Irish Americans > Biography.
Irish Americans > Ireland > Limerick (Limerick) > Biography.
McCourt family.
McCourt, Frank > Family.
Limerick (Limerick, Ireland) > Biography.

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