A Dream Called Home
Score: 4.5
From 16 Ratings

A Dream Called Home


  • Author: Reyna Grande
  • Release Date : 2018-10-02
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 20307113 Bytes


“Here is a life story so unbelievable, it could only be true.” —Sandra Cisneros, bestselling author of The House on Mango Street From bestselling author of the remarkable memoir The Distance Between Us comes an inspiring account of one woman’s quest to find her place in America as a first-generation Latina university student and aspiring writer determined to build a new life for her family one fearless word at a time.As an immigrant in an unfamiliar country, with an indifferent mother and abusive father, Reyna had few resources at her disposal. Taking refuge in words, Reyna’s love of reading and writing propels her to rise above until she achieves the impossible and is accepted to the University of California, Santa Cruz.Although her accept...

The Distance Between Us
Score: 4.5
From 116 Ratings

The Distance Between Us


  • Author: Reyna Grande
  • Release Date : 2012-08-28
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 58934193 Bytes


In this inspirational and unflinchingly honest memoir, acclaimed author Reyna Grande describes her childhood torn between the United States and Mexico, and shines a light on the experiences, fears, and hopes of those who choose to make the harrowing journey across the border.Reyna Grande vividly brings to life her tumultuous early years in this “compelling . . . unvarnished, resonant” (BookPage) story of a childhood spent torn between two parents and two countries. As her parents make the dangerous trek across the Mexican border to “El Otro Lado” (The Other Side) in pursuit of the American dream, Reyna and her siblings are forced into the already overburdened household of their stern grandmother. When their mother at last returns, Reyna prepa...

Angela s Ashes
Score: 3.5
From 206 Ratings

Angela s Ashes


  • Author : Frank McCourt
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780684874357


Angela s Ashes Book Description :

The author recounts his childhood in Depression-era Brooklyn as the child of Irish immigrants who decide to return to worse poverty in Ireland when his infant sister dies. 40,000 first printing. $35,000 ad/promo. First serial, The New Yorker....

 Tis
Score: 3.5
From 34 Ratings

Tis


  • Author : Frank McCourt
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Ireland
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780007205240


Tis Book Description :

FROM THE PULIZER PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR OF THE #1 "NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLER "ANGELA'S ASHES" Frank McCourt's glorious childhood memoir, "Angela's Ashes, " has been loved and celebrated by readers everywhere. 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 and 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 report...

Angela s Ashes
Score: 3.5
From 206 Ratings

Angela s Ashes


  • Author : Frank McCourt
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1996-01-01
  • Genre: Children
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1904720447


Angela s Ashes Book Description :

Korean edition of a New York Times bestseller and the Pulitzer Prize-winning book ANGELA'S ASHES: A Memoir by Frank McCourt. Despite extreme poverty and desperation of his childhood McCourt recounts his early age in an affecting and uplifting voice in this luminous memoir. Translated by Kim Lucia. In Korean. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc....

Angela s Ashes
Score: 4
From 75 Ratings

Angela s Ashes


  • Author : Frank McCourt
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1998-12-17
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780684864839


Angela s Ashes Book Description :

A Pulitzer Prize–winning, #1 New York Times bestseller, Angela’s Ashes is Frank McCourt’s masterful memoir of his childhood in Ireland. “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. Yet Malachy—...

Angela s Ashes and  Tis
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Angela s Ashes and Tis


  • Author : Frank McCourt
  • Publisher : Scribner
  • Release Date : 2000-11-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0743204018


Angela s Ashes and Tis Book Description :

This beautifully boxed collection features two bestselling modern classics: "Angela's Ashes" and "'Tis"....

Spark Notes   Angela s Ashes

Spark Notes Angela s Ashes


  • Author : Frank McCourt
  • Publisher : Spark Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2002-07-15
  • Genre: Study Aids
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1586634690


Spark Notes Angela s Ashes Book Description :

Get your "A" in gear! They're today's most popular study guides-with everything you need to succeed in school. Written by Harvard students for students, since its inception SparkNotes™ has developed a loyal community of dedicated users and become a major education brand. Consumer demand has been so strong that the guides have expanded to over 150 titles. SparkNotes'™ motto is Smarter, Better, Faster because: · They feature the most current ideas and themes, written by experts. · They're easier to understand, because the same people who use them have also written them. · The clear writing style and edited content enables students to read through the material quickly, saving valuable time. And with everything covered--context; plot overview; cha...

A Study Guide for Frank McCourt s Angela s Ashes

A Study Guide for Frank McCourt s Angela s Ashes


  • Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2015-09-15
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781410335210


A Study Guide for Frank McCourt s Angela s Ashes Book Description :

A Study Guide for Frank McCourt's "Angela's Ashes," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Nonfiction Classics for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Nonfiction Classics for Students for all of your research needs....

Angela and the Baby Jesus
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

Angela and the Baby Jesus


  • Author : Frank McCourt
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Christmas stories
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780007261697


Angela and the Baby Jesus Book Description :

Set in Limerick at the turn of the century, 'Angela and the Baby Jesus' is the story of the Christmas when Angela was six and concerned about the baby Jesus on the altar of St. Joseph's Church near School House Lane where her family lived....

Teacher Man
Score: 3
From 94 Ratings

Teacher Man


  • Author : Frank McCourt
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2006-09-19
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780743243780


Teacher Man Book Description :

The author describes his coming of age as a teacher, storyteller, and writer, a personal journey during which he spent fifteen years finding his voice in the classroom, and came to terms with the undervalued importance of teaching....

Tis
Score: 3.5
From 31 Ratings

Tis


  • Author : Frank McCourt
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1999-09-22
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0684845245


Tis Book Description :

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 ...