Search Results: "Frank McCourt"


BOOK REVIEW

ANGELA'S ASHES by Frank McCourt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 1996

"An extraordinary work in every way. McCourt magically retrieves love, dignity, and humor from a childhood of hunger, loss and pain."
A powerful, exquisitely written debut, a recollection of the author's miserable childhood in the slums of Limerick, Ireland, during the Depression and World War II. Read full book review >

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'TIS by Frank McCourt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 21, 1999

While not as tightly structured as his Pulitzer Prize-winning Angela's Ashes (1996), the irrepressible McCourt's follow-up memoir has the same driving rhythm, charm, and infectious humor that so captivated readers of the earlier installment. Read full book review >

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TEACHER MAN by Frank McCourt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2005

"The teaching profession's loss is the reading public's gain, entirely."
McCourt's latest memoir focuses on what 'Tis (1999) gave short shrift to: his life as a teacher. Read full book review >

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ANGELA AND THE BABY JESUS by Frank McCourt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2007

"The same story is also available in an edition targeted at adults, with more sophisticated illustrations by Loren Long. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Pulitzer Prize-winner McCourt offers a sweetly sentimental, longer Christmas story about his mother, Angela, who is anticipating the holiday with her family in the Ireland of a past generation. Read full book review >

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TIME REMAINING by James McCourt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 1993

"McCourt is no easy writer, but his way with disorder and sorrow—early and late- -is not to be missed."
In the latest from McCourt (Mawdrew Czgowchwz, 1975; Kate Wayfaring in ``Avenged'', 1984), the first story of two—``I Go Back to the Mais Oui''—acts as an overture for its much longer successor. Read full book review >

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DELANCEY'S WAY by James McCourt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 28, 2000

"A bit hyperactive even for a thriller, but McCourt's narrative has a nice satiric edge and an air of credibility that make it worth packing for the next campaign."
McCourt's latest potboiler cuts an uneven swath through the nation's capital, lovingly portrayed (in the sharpest Hogarthian lines) as a nest of social climbers, criminals, homosexuals, mafiosi, religious fanatics, black supremacists, and politicians. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2007

"The individual voices are not always easily made out, and the song is off in the land of Pierrot Lunaire. Still, brilliant, experimental fun."
A symphony of a novel, with a master singer—an oltrano, capable of hitting notes most dogs can't hear—at center stage. Read full book review >

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HISTORY OF IRELAND by Malachy McCourt
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Cliffs Notes for a barstool chat. Anyone with an inkling of the subject, though, will know that there are shelves full of better sources."
A celebrity-driven, dumbed-down, whirlwind tour of Hibernian history. Read full book review >

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WAYFARING AT WAVERLY IN SILVER LAKE by James McCourt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 9, 2002

"Like being regaled by an eccentric Joyce devotee: a reader feels both exhilarated and trapped."
McCourt brings back the eponymous movie star protagonist of Kaye Wayfaring (Avenged, 1984) and her opera diva mother-in-law (Mawdrew Czgowchwz, 1975) in a tour de force of language that will delight some while leaving others frustrated by the submerged characters, plot, and sheer difficulty of the read. Read full book review >

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A MONK SWIMMING by Malachy McCourt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1998

"Malachy is the entertainer in the family, but Frank is the writer. (Book-of- the-Month/Quality Paperback Book Club selection; author tour)"
Malachy picks up the family story—well, his part of it anyway—where older brother Frank left off in Angela's Ashes. Read full book review >