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The Resource Angela's ashes : a memoir, Frank McCourt

Angela's ashes : a memoir, Frank McCourt

Label
Angela's ashes : a memoir
Title
Angela's ashes
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Frank McCourt
Title variation
Angelas ashes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"My father and mother should have stayed in New York where they met and I was born. Instead, they returned to Ireland when I was four ... 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 memoir of Frank McCourt, raised in the slums of Limerick, Ireland in the 1930s and 40s. The author chronicles his impoverished childhood and early experiences in the Catholic church, and describes his father's alcoholism and talent for storytelling, as well as the challenges and tragedies his mother faced, balancing painful memories with humor
Summary
Born in depression-era Brooklyn to recent Irish immigrants, Frank McCourt experienced a childhood fraught with poverty and occasional cruelty. McCourt recounts his miserable existence with remarkable exuberance and remarkable forgiveness
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 1997.
  • Book Sense Book of the Year Adult Trade, 1997.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 1996.
Awards note
Pulitzer Prize, Biography, 1997.
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
044075
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCourt, Frank
Dewey number
  • 929/.2/0899162073
  • 929.209415
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1110
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McCourt family
  • McCourt, Frank
  • McCourt family
  • McCourt, Frank
  • Irish Americans
  • Irish Americans
  • Limerick (Limerick, Ireland)
  • Families
  • Irish Americans
  • Ireland
Target audience
adult
Label
Angela's ashes : a memoir, Frank McCourt
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Sequel: 'Tis
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm34284265
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
364 pages
Isbn
9780684874357
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
96005335
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)34284265
Label
Angela's ashes : a memoir, Frank McCourt
Publication
Note
Sequel: 'Tis
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm34284265
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
364 pages
Isbn
9780684874357
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
96005335
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)34284265

Library Locations

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