Angela's Ashes: A Memoir by Frank McCourt

This memoir is a profound and heart-wrenching account of the author's impoverished childhood in Limerick, Ireland, during the 1930s and 1940s. The story is filled with tales of survival in the face of extreme poverty, an alcoholic father, a struggling mother, and the deaths of three siblings. Despite the harsh circumstances, the narrative is infused with a sense of humor and hope, demonstrating the resilience of the human spirit.

The 831st greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 653

Since this book was first published in 1996, there is a penalty of 35.2%. The age adjusted score is 423.14.

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