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'Tis: A Memoir

By: Frank McCourt

Price: $3.95

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: August 2000

Seller ID: 42918

ISBN: 0684865742

Condition: Used - Good


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... View more info

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Angela's Ashes: A Memoir

By: Frank McCourt

Price: $3.95

Publisher: Scribner: May 1999

Seller ID: 42934

ISBN: 068484267X

Condition: Used - Good


" When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while. Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood. " So begins the luminous memoir of Frank McCourt, born in Depression-era Brooklyn to recent Irish immigrants and raised in the slums of Limerick, Ireland. Frank s mother, Angela, has no money to feed the children since Frank s father, Malachy, rarely works, and when he does he drinks his wages... View more info

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La Dame d'Esprit: A Biography of Marquise Du Chatelet

By: Judith Zinsser

Price: $2.99

Publisher: Viking Adult: November 2006

Seller ID: 43645

ISBN: 0670038008

Condition: Used - Good


The scintillating life of the most brilliant woman of the French Enlightenment, the lover of Voltaire and translator of Newton Gabrielle Emilie le Tonnelier de Breteuil was born to the highest circles of the French aristocracy, married a marquis at the age of eighteen, and indulged in all the pleasures of her class. Then at twenty-seven, defying convention, she became the mistress of poet and playwright Voltaire, embarking on an extraordinary and transformative intellectual journey as his patroness, his lover, and his companion. In this sparkling life, Judith P. Zinsser vividly explores h... View more info

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Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China

By: Jung Chang

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Publisher: Simon & Schuster: August 2003

Seller ID: 43672

ISBN: 0743246985

Condition: Used - Good


Blending the intimacy of memoir and the panoramic sweep of eyewitness history, "Wild Swans" has become a bestselling classic in thirty languages, with more than ten million copies sold. The story of three generations in twentieth-century China, it is an engrossing record of Mao's impact on China, an unusual window on the female experience in the modern world, and an inspiring tale of courage and love. Jung Chang describes the life of her grandmother, a warlord's concubine; her mother's struggles as a young idealistic Communist; and her parents' experience as members of the Communist elite... View more info