From the FBF Library! Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt

1 copy will be given away on Friday, May 6, 2016, along with some awesome FBF Swag!

We’re giving away some cool FBF swag along with our Library book this week. 1 lucky winner will receive the book plus: 1 FBF Bookplate, 1 FBF Bookmark, and 1 FBF Pen, created especially for our readers!

About the Book:

“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.

Giveaway info:

Title: Angela’s Ashes
Author: Frank McCourt
Publisher: Scribner

1 copy (along with FBF swag) will be given away on Friday, May 6, 2016!

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4 Responses to From the FBF Library! Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt

  1. Charlotte Padgett April 30, 2016 at 12:11 pm #

    I’m not sure if I have read this one. I do know I read A Boy Named It, so I guess I’ll just have to enter and hope to win so I can tell if I have read it.

  2. Crystal Cox May 1, 2016 at 6:17 pm #

    Ohhh I got to listen to this on audio and I just loved it so much! Would love to have the book πŸ™‚

  3. Crystal Cox May 1, 2016 at 6:19 pm #

    Btw the audio was done by the author , so I really recommend it if you enjoy audiobooks πŸ™‚

  4. Annie Albro May 5, 2016 at 12:35 pm #

    I would love to read this book