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Frank McCourt
Frank McCourt was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Irish immigrant parents, grew up in Limerick, Ireland, and returned to America in 1949. For thirty years he taught in New York City high schools. His first book, "Angela's Ashes," won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award and... show more
Frank McCourt was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Irish immigrant parents, grew up in Limerick, Ireland, and returned to America in 1949. For thirty years he taught in New York City high schools. His first book, "Angela's Ashes," won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award and the L.A. Times Book Award. In 2006, he won the prestigious Ellis Island Family Heritage Award for Exemplary Service in the Field of the Arts and the United Federation of Teachers John Dewey Award for Excellence in Education.
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Birth date: 1930-08-19
Died: 2009-07-19
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Read All The Things! Reviews rated it 3 years ago
I read ‘Tis when I was a teenager, and it’s one of those books that have always stuck with me. I’ve wanted to read Angela’s Ashes for years. I’m glad that I finally got a chance to read it. Frank McCourt was born in depression-era New York, but poverty and his father’s drinking drove his immigrant...
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Inked Brownies rated it 4 years ago
Innocence was never this hilariousI really enjoyed reading this book. It was like a part of some review on the backflap promised it to be: you can open it up on any page and find yourself drawn into the story. The writing style was a little hard to get into for me at first. I think it took about 50 ...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 4 years ago
I first discovered Lynne Truss and her writing when visiting England. I was poking around in a bookshop run by a woman who had quite possibly the most sour disposition I've ever encountered in anyone surrounded by books. Maybe she loved all the books so much she didn't want anyone to take them awa...
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book reviews forevermore rated it 5 years ago
I confess: I frequently find myself self-conscious about my use of punctuation. A few years back, I even bought a copy of Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style, but have yet to read more than a chapter or two at a time before discovering something else to do, even if it’s bathing the dog. Simila...
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Carpe Librum rated it 5 years ago
I am searching for more pages, one final chapter. This cannot be how it ends. No, I'm not longing for more because this story was so captivating or the prose beautifully poetic. I seriously can't believe that this whole story leads up to such a lame let-down of an ending. Did I truly just read 362 p...
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