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'Tis: A Memoir, McCourt, Frank
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Author Name    McCourt, Frank

Title   'Tis: A Memoir


Book Condition   Fair

Publisher    Simon & Schuster

ISBN Number    0684865742 / 9780684865744

Seller ID   SKU9134066

0684865742 Fair to Poor. Binding may be cracked, may have loose pages or other moderate to heavy damage. Moderate shelf wear to covers/corners. Trade paperback binding. Support Last Word Books & Press and independent booksellers.

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Frank McCourt s glorious childhood memoir, "Angela s Ashes, " has been loved and celebrated by readers everywhere for its spirit, its wit and its profound humanity. A tale of redemption, in which storytelling itself is the source of salvation, it won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the "Los Angeles Times" Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Rarely has a book so swiftly found its place on the literary landscape.
And now we have " Tis, " the story of Frank s American journey from impoverished immigrant to brilliant teacher and raconteur. Frank lands in New York at age nineteen, in the company of a priest he meets on the boat. He gets a job at the Biltmore Hotel, where he immediately encounters the vivid hierarchies of this classless country, and then is drafted into the army and is sent to Germany to train dogs and type reports. It is Frank s incomparable voice his uncanny humor and his astonishing ear for dialogue that renders these experiences spellbinding.
When Frank returns to America in 1953, he works on the docks, always resisting what everyone tells him, that men and women who have dreamed and toiled for years to get to America should stick to their own kind once they arrive. Somehow, Frank knows that he should be getting an education, and though he left school at fourteen, he talks his way into New York University. There, he falls in love with the quintessential Yankee, long-legged and blonde, and tries to live his dream. But it is not until he starts to teach and to write that Frank finds his place in the world. The same vulnerable but invincible spirit that captured the hearts of readers in "Angela s Ashes" comes of age.
As Malcolm Jones said in his "Newsweek" review of "Angela s Ashes, " It is only the best storyteller who can so beguile his readers that he leaves them wanting more when he is done...and McCourt proves himself one of the very best. Frank McCourt's " Tis" is one of the most eagerly awaited books of our time, and it is a masterpiece.

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