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Tis: A Memoir | Frank McCourt
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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princesspeanutsmommy
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Villo
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This is not as intensive as Angela‘s ashes but still funny. #2004

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kelseynicburke
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Normally wouldn‘t go out with a stranger but I don‘t think I could say no to a line like this

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kelseynicburke
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It‘s amazing to see all of the similarities between Irish culture and Newfoundland culture. My mom‘s family is from Newfoundland and there‘s no such thing as having a conversation without putting on tea first. She‘d be horrified at the thought, as would Nan ☕️

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kelseynicburke
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cariashley Good quote, but can‘t help commenting on how much I hate that subway station. 😝 2y
kelseynicburke @cariashley hahah I‘ve never even been in the country let alone New York! I just used a random free stock photo 2y
cariashley @kelseynicburke ha I was wondering!! I had to commute through it for a few years. The two lines run on different levels and you have to stand in the middle of the stairs waiting for a loud beep that announces which one is coming, then you have to RUN up or down. Ugh the NY subway system 🙄 2y
kelseynicburke @cariashley just thinking about that makes me anxious 😬 only ever went on a subway once in Toronto when I was like 12. They‘re all about the buses here in Halifax although I‘m not sure it‘s much better (see my earlier post about the fellow commuter working on her personal hygiene) 2y
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kelseynicburke
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dsfisher The visual with an ice cream scoop is rather disturbing. 😱😂😱 2y
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kelseynicburke
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lynneamch ❤💖💖Loved this book! The audio is super. Could listen to him all day. 2y
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mdhughes72
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Look what I scored at the Little Library at Jess Walter's house! Can't wait to see him tonight!

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Bookwormjillk
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Camping this weekend with my son's Cub Scout Pack. I thought I came without a book, but was very relieved to find this old copy of 'Tis in my bag. Now I'm tent reading. ⛺️

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Lmstraubie
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This is the only book on my shelf that is a #onewordtitle I guess I like wordy titles lol #riotgrams @bookriot

lynneamch Loved listening to this. That voice. That charm. ☘ 3y
Lmstraubie @lynneamch I read this so long ago. Knowing he read the audio book I will need to revisit it! 3y
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Bookwormjillk
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Gathered up all the books that have come in over the last month. I've got some reading to do! Any suggestions on where to start?

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wrenaymuhree
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I. LOVED. THIS. MEMOIR!!!!!! For #booktober day 11, one of the most heart-wrenching (& hilarious) pieces of NF I've read. A fantastic and worthy read about one young man's immigration experience. #memorablememoirs

RealLifeReading So good! 3y
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