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Historic Irish Photos Spotlight Angela’s Ashes

Today’s Review Does Double Duty. During March we are featuring strong, and unconventional women. And this weekend is St. Patrick’s Day. So we have a strong Irish woman–Angela McCourt, made famous by the childhood memoir of her son, and a new book that illustrates her world.

Book Cover: Through Irish Eyes
Destination: Limerick, Ireland and Brooklyn New York

Book: Through Irish Eyes: Visual Companion¬†(NEW) to Angela McCourt’s Ireland, Compiled by David Pritchard, Foreword by Malachy McCourt

17 years ago, Frank McCourt¬†(1930–2009)¬†surprised the world with his touching, glowing, sometimes funny but also melancholy memoir of an Irish family that moved to New York City, where he was born, but returned to Limerick, where he was raised. The book became a best seller. McCourt won a Pulitzer prize for Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir, and spawned a generation (or two) of people trying to repeat his success by writing their memoirs. Continue reading Historic Irish Photos Spotlight Angela’s Ashes