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Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt

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  1. Let me know if you need to borrow ‘Tis. I have that one, too. I borrowed Teacher Man from you, I remember.

    This was a very dark story, but so well told. I was so angry with the father. The most memorable part, which has stayed with me in the years since I read this, is what happens to him after taking Communion.
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    • I think I bought Tis at the library sale ages ago. I did like Teacher Man a lot.

      I wanted to scream at them…sending the father to England to make money to send to them. I really couldn’t believe they still had faith in him after all they’d been through and seen.

  2. I read this years ago and it’s still one of my favorites!
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  3. I really liked this memoir when I read it. I cried. I laughed. It was an emotional roll coaster of a ride. I went on to read the author’s next book as well and, while I did not like it as much as this first one, I did find it enlightening as well.
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  4. I read this years ago and really liked it but did have my doubts that he could remember all the events he wrote about.
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    • I think he must have asked his family members about those times when he was younger. That must have helped fill out his memories. I know I have vague memories of incidents that left an impression, but I could ask family members to fill in the blanks. Though this is told in a more fictional narrative way…so it’s harder to tell what he remembered and what he was told.
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  5. I’ve yet to read this OR see the movie, but it is on my list. I need to make an effort to read it, despite the fact that it is dire.
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    • I’ve done both now…movie first, which I hate doing. But enough time passed between the two for me to enjoy the book (maybe enjoy is not the right word). As for you, I think you can handle this one since you’ve read a lot of WWII and Holocaust books.
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  6. I found this to be a very emotional read. I know it has got rave reviews but I was so down after I read this book.
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