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Angela's Ashes

Angela's Ashes is a memoir by Frank McCourt, and tells the story of his childhood. He was born in the USA, but his parents moved back to their native Ireland because of a lack of money. Life in Ireland, and specifically life in Limerick, Ireland, in the 20s and 30s is described in all its grittiness. The story ends when he finally gets the money together to go back to America. Frank McCourt relates the second part of his life in the book 'Tis.

This book won a Pulitzer prize and a National Book Award. It has also been turned into a film in 1999, starring Emily Watson and Robert Carlyle.