Angela's AshesBook - 2013
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"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 ch... Read More »
JCLBeckyC Mar 21, 2016
Frank McCourt’s Pulitzer Prize winning memoir in which he pays tribute, with humor and grace, to his poverty-stricken Irish family, including his father who drinks away the family’s pay checks, but who instills in his children a love of Irish history and lyrical storytelling.
This was a difficult one to get through, but the story is so wonderful--both funny and heartbreaking at the same time.
JCLLeslieN Dec 24, 2013
Great perspective on poverty and what it feels like to grow up in it.
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Frank McCourt recounts his tale of growing up an impoverished little Irish boy. Regaling stories of what it's like to be in the midst of a good, Catholic community to the heart break brought on by the struggles his family faced (and created), Angela's Ashes is a worthy remembrance to the life he has led as a child and how he fought hard to survive.
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