Angela’s Ashes

I know this is an old book but one of my faves…

Angela’s Ashes is a 1996 memoir by the Irish-American author Frank McCourt. The memoir consists of various anecdotes and stories of Frank McCourt’s impoverished childhood and early adulthood inBrooklyn, New York and Limerick, Ireland, as well as McCourt’s struggles with poverty, his father’s drinking issues, and his mother’s attempts to keep the family alive. Angela’s Ashes was published in 1996 and won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography. A sequel to the book, ‘Tis, was published in 1999, and was followed by Teacher Man in 2005. The book is written in the present tense and usually confines the narrator to the role of an un-bias reporter. Despite the hardship and poor working conditions that the book deals with, it is written with some amount of humor and light-heartedness.

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