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ISBN: 0684864495 / ISBN-13: 9780684864495

Tis: A Memoir


The sequel to the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Angela's Ashes, " McCourt's glowing memoir chronicles his story from impoverished immigrant to brilliant ... Show synopsis

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  • Tis: A Memoir (Scribner Book Company) – Trade paperback (1999)
    by Frank McCourt

    Tis: A Memoir

    Trade paperback, Scribner Book Company
    Large Print ed. Large type / large print.
    604 pages

    ISBN: 0684864495
    ISBN-13: 9780684864495

    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 ... Show more

  • 1. Trade paperback, Scribner Book Company, 1999

    Original ed. Large type / large print.

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    Description: New. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 604 p.

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Reviews of Tis: A Memoir

Overall customer rating: 4.667

What a treat!!

by JWILKINS on Jun 3, 2010

Frank McCourt, who passed away recently, is by far, one of my favorite authors. What makes Tis: A Memoir a special treat is that HE narrates the audiobook himself!! And, with his Irish brogue and unique writing style, puts you, the reader/listener, in the scene/picture. Sadly, he only wrote a few books, which I have had the pleasure of reading, and wish he had written more. Take the time to treat yourself to a read/listen to this rare gem of an author!!

by H313nb on Sep 3, 2009

Very interesting and entertaining. I personally liked it better than his fames "Angelas Ashes"


Frank McCourt strikes again!

by harv681 on Jul 15, 2007

?'Tis? documents the continuing story of Frank McCourt as he re-establishes himself in America. Frank?s is an honest, unwavering voice narrating his experiences as an Irish immigrant in the 1950?s. He works as a hotel janitor, joins the army, becomes a university student. It is in this setting that he finds his voice as a writer and teacher. McCourt?s marriage and role in fatherhood are not explored in as great a detail as other areas of his life and this is a disappointment. While not as completely charming as the Pulitzer Prize winning "Angela's Ashes" or the more recent "Teacher Man," ??Tis? is an enjoyable read (at turns laugh out loud and heart-wrenching), a glimpse of a young man struggling against the ghosts of the past while finding his place in the world.

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