Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Frank McCourt, 1930-2009

Frank McCourt, whose bestselling memoir Angela's Ashes[E184.I6M117 1996] was a haunting tale of an impoverished childhood in Brooklyn and Limerick, died on July 19th of complications from melanoma. Angela's Ashes
won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle award, and was named Book Sense Book of the Year and one of Library Journal's Best Books for 1996.

You can find Angela's Ashes and its sequel,'Tis [E184.I6M118 1999], which tells of McCourt's return to New York as a young man, on the third floor of the library. McCourt also wrote a third memoir, Teacher Man, about his experiences teaching in New York high schools and colleges, and a children's book, Angela and the Baby Jesus, about his mother as a child.

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