Angela s Ashes

Angela s Ashes
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Author: Frank McCourt
Pages: 364
ISBN: 9780684874357
Release: 1996
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Angela s Ashes

Angela s Ashes
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Author: Frank McCourt
Pages: 426
ISBN: 0007727445
Release: 2005
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

It is a story of extreme hardship and suffering, in Brooklyn tenements and Limerick slums – too many children, too little money, his mother Angela barely coping as his father Malachy's drinking bouts constantly brings the family to the brink of disaster. It is a story of courage and survival against apparently overwhelming odds.

Angela s Ashes

Angela s Ashes
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Author: Frank McCourt
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780684864839
Release: 1998-12-17
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A Pulitzer Prize–winning, #1 New York Times bestseller, Angela’s Ashes is Frank McCourt’s masterful memoir of his childhood in Ireland. “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.

Tis

 Tis
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Author: Frank McCourt
Pages: 495
ISBN: 9780007205240
Release: 2005
Editor: HarperCollins UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Spark Notes Angela s Ashes

Spark Notes   Angela s Ashes
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Author: Frank McCourt
Pages: 84
ISBN: 1586634690
Release: 2002-07-15
Editor: Spark Publishing Group

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

'Sparknotes' created by Harvard students for students. Each title in the series contains plot summary and analysis, key facts about the work, an analysis of the major characters, suggested essay topics, themes, motifs, and symbols, and an explanation of important quotations.

Angela s Ashes and Tis

Angela s Ashes and  Tis
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Author: Frank McCourt
Pages: 736
ISBN: 0743204018
Release: 2000-11-01
Editor: Scribner

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This beautifully boxed collection features two bestselling modern classics: "Angela's Ashes" and "'Tis".

Teacher Man

Teacher Man
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Author: Frank McCourt
Pages: 258
ISBN: 9780743243773
Release: 2005-11-15
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Spark Notes Angela s Ashes

Spark Notes   Angela s Ashes
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Author: Frank McCourt
Pages: 84
ISBN: 1586634690
Release: 2002-07-15
Editor: Spark Publishing Group

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

'Sparknotes' created by Harvard students for students. Each title in the series contains plot summary and analysis, key facts about the work, an analysis of the major characters, suggested essay topics, themes, motifs, and symbols, and an explanation of important quotations.

A Couple of Blaguards

A Couple of Blaguards
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Author: Frank McCourt,Malachy McCourt
Pages: 96
ISBN: 1566499615
Release: 2013-06-16
Editor: Welcome Rain

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A play written by brothers Frank and Malachy McCourt about growing up in Limerick, Ireland, and their journey to Brooklyn, New York, where they learn to incorporate the lessons learned from their hard Irish past.

A Monk Swimming

A Monk Swimming
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Author: Malachy McCourt
Pages: 290
ISBN: 0007116837
Release: 2001
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The title is derived from the young Malachy's mishearing of the words amongst women in the Hail Mary. Here, he tells the story of his hell-raising days when he left Ireland and went in search of fame, fortune and fun in New York.

Angela and the Baby Jesus

Angela and the Baby Jesus
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Author: Frank McCourt,Loren Long
Pages: 26
ISBN: 9780007261697
Release: 2007
Editor: HarperCollins UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Set in Limerick at the turn of the century, 'Angela and the Baby Jesus' is the story of the Christmas when Angela was six and concerned about the baby Jesus on the altar of St. Joseph's Church near School House Lane where her family lived.

Survival Factors in Frank McCourt s Angela s Ashes

 Survival Factors  in Frank McCourt   s  Angela   s Ashes
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Author: Helena Schneider
Pages: 52
ISBN: 9783638662246
Release: 2007-07
Editor: GRIN Verlag

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Essay from the year 2002 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: A, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School (Department of Modern Languages), course: Seminar "20th century writing in English" Course: EFL and English Literature, 5 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: "When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I survived 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." ( p. 1 ) These sentences at the beginning of Angelas Ashes summarize very briefly what this novel is about: the survival of a miserable Irish Catholic childhood. Indeed this childhood was shaped by a strict religious upbringing, by poverty and starvation, humiliating experiences, diseases and even death. So what does make this story an exception worth to be read? It obviously must have to do something with "survival." How come the hero of this story did not go mad like one of his classmate's mother who had regularly been carried to the lunatic asylum? How come he did not resign like his mother permanently desperate over their miserable situation? Why did he not become like his father and many other Irish men described in the book, drinking their wages and singing sad songs about brave soldiers ready to die for Ireland? Was he just lucky or where there any special factors which enabled him to come through the first 19 years of his life? What are the reasons for his pure physical but also mental survival? In this essay I am trying to find possible answers to all the questions raised above by analysing Franks relationship to his family, especially to his father and mother, and to other people who played an important role in his life.

Hidden Lives

Hidden Lives
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Author: Margaret Forster
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780141957746
Release: 2001-04-26
Editor: Penguin UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Margaret Forster's grandmother died in 1936, taking many secrets to her grave. Where had she spent the first 23 years of her life? Who was the woman in black who paid her a mysterious visit shortly before her death? How had she borne living so close to an illegitimate daughter without acknowledging her? The search for answers took Margaret on a journey into her family’s past, examining not only her grandmother's life, but also her mother’s and her own. The result is both a moving, evocative memoir and a fascinating commentary on how women’s lives have changed over the past century.

A Study Guide for Frank McCourt s Angela s Ashes

A Study Guide for Frank McCourt s Angela s Ashes
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Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Pages: 15
ISBN: 9781410335210
Release: 2015-09-15
Editor: Gale, Cengage Learning

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A Study Guide for Frank McCourt's "Angela's Ashes," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Nonfiction Classics for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Nonfiction Classics for Students for all of your research needs.

The Seamstress

The Seamstress
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Author: Sara Tuval Bernstein
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781101663967
Release: 1999-05-01
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"From its opening pages, in which she recounts her own premature birth, triggered by terrifying rumors of an incipient pogrom, Bernstein' s tale is clearly not a typical memoir of the Holocaust. She was born into a large family in rural Romania...and grew up feisty and willing to fight back physically against anti-Semitism from other schoolchildren. She defied her father' s orders to turn down a scholarship that took her to Bucharest, and got herself expelled from that school when she responded to a priest/teacher's vicious diatribe against the Jews by hurling a bottle of ink at him...After a series of incidents that ranged from dramatic escapes to a year in a forced labor detachment, Sara ended up in Ravensbruck, a women' s concentration camp, and managed to survive...she tells this story with style and power." —Kirkus Reviews

Through Irish Eyes

Through Irish Eyes
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Author: Malachy McCourt
Pages: 64
ISBN: 0985169672
Release: 2013
Editor: Glitterati Incorporated

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Angela's Ashes is one of the greatest memoirs of our age, as author Frank McCourt recounts a childhood of poverty and pain in Limerick, Ireland during the 1930s and 40s. Since its release in 1996, readers have longed to know this world better, and it is

How to Sell

How to Sell
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Author: Clancy Martin
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781429989602
Release: 2009-05-12
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Bobby Clark is just sixteen when he drops out of school to follow his big brother, Jim, into the jewelry business. Bobby idolizes Jim and is in awe of Jim's girlfriend, Lisa, the best saleswoman at the Fort Worth Deluxe Diamond Exchange. What follows is the story of a young man's education in two of the oldest human passions, love and money. Through a dark, sharp lens, Clancy Martin captures the luxury business in all its exquisite vulgarity and outrageous fraud, finding in the diamond-and-watch trade a metaphor for the American soul at work.

The Last Resort

The Last Resort
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Author: Susi Holliday
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1542020018
Release: 2020-11-05
Editor: Thomas & Mercer

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Seven strangers. Seven secrets. One perfect crime. When Amelia is invited to an all-expenses-paid retreat on a private island, the mysterious offer is too good to refuse. Along with six other strangers, she's told they're here to test a brand-new product for Timeo Technologies. But the guests' excitement soon turns to terror when the real reason for their summons becomes clear. Each guest has a guilty secret. And when they're all forced to wear a memory-tracking device that reveals their dark and shameful deeds to their fellow guests, there's no hiding from the past. This is no luxury retreat--it's a trap they can't get out of. As the clock counts down to the lavish end-of-day party they've been promised, injuries and in-fighting split the group. But with no escape from the island--or the other guests' most shocking secrets--Amelia begins to suspect that her only hope for survival is to be the last one standing. Can she confront her own dark past to uncover the truth--before it's too late to get out?

An Indigenous Peoples History of the United States for Young People

An Indigenous Peoples  History of the United States for Young People
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Author: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9780807049402
Release: 2019-07-23
Editor: Beacon Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

2020 American Indian Youth Literature Young Adult Honor Book 2020 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People,selected by National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and the Children’s Book Council 2019 Best-Of Lists: Best YA Nonfiction of 2019 (Kirkus Reviews) · Best Nonfiction of 2019 (School Library Journal) · Best Books for Teens (New York Public Library) · Best Informational Books for Older Readers (Chicago Public Library) Spanning more than 400 years, this classic bottom-up history examines the legacy of Indigenous peoples’ resistance, resilience, and steadfast fight against imperialism. Going beyond the story of America as a country “discovered” by a few brave men in the “New World,” Indigenous human rights advocate Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz reveals the roles that settler colonialism and policies of American Indian genocide played in forming our national identity. The original academic text is fully adapted by renowned curriculum experts Debbie Reese and Jean Mendoza, for middle-grade and young adult readers to include discussion topics, archival images, original maps, recommendations for further reading, and other materials to encourage students, teachers, and general readers to think critically about their own place in history.

A Dog s Perfect Christmas

A Dog s Perfect Christmas
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Author: W. Bruce Cameron
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781250163578
Release: 2020-10-20
Editor: Forge Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The perfect, feel-good holiday gift from W. Bruce Cameron, the #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the A Dog’s Purpose series The problems fracturing the Goss family as Christmas approaches are hardly unique, though perhaps they are handling them a little differently than most people might. But then a true emergency arises, one with the potential to not only ruin Christmas, but everything holding the family together. Is the arrival of a lost puppy yet another in the string of calamities facing them, or could the little canine be just what they all need? A Dog’s Perfect Christmas is a beautiful, poignant, delightful tale of what can happen when family members open their hearts to new possibilities. You’ll find love and tears and laughter—the ideal holiday read. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.