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    Frank McCourt, Author Of Angela's Ashes, Dies At 78

    Frank McCourt, Author Of Angela's Ashes, Dies At 78

    Frank McCourt, the Irish-American storyteller who parlayed the miseries of a Limerick upbringing into an extraordinary late-life literary blooming, died of cancer Sunday in New York City.

    McCourt, 78, had spent the past 13 years buoyantly touring the globe on reading tours and writing two sequels to his 1996 best-seller, "Angela's Ashes," which sold more than 5 million copies and was translated into more than 20 languages.
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    I always admired the fact of his later life achievement.

    R.I.P. Frank McCourt.

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    Re: Frank McCourt, Author Of Angela's Ashes, Dies At 78

    I just started a thread about this in the book nook.
    It's shocking, although it shouldn't be; I knew he was old, and had heard he was ill.

    Goddamn cancer.

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    Re: Frank McCourt, Author Of Angela's Ashes, Dies At 78

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    I just started a thread about this in the book nook.
    It's shocking, although it shouldn't be; I knew he was old, and had heard he was ill.

    Goddamn cancer.
    You have been missed. Hope all is well.

    OBL 11/24/02

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    Re: Frank McCourt, Author Of Angela's Ashes, Dies At 78

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    You have been missed. Hope all is well.
    All is better now. Not "well", but better.

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    Re: Frank McCourt, Author Of Angela's Ashes, Dies At 78

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    All is better now. Not "well", but better.
    You have our well wishes.

    OBL 11/24/02

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    Re: Frank McCourt, Author Of Angela's Ashes, Dies At 78

    I both read the book and saw the movie. Great book, although a bit gritty and sad.
    It matters not how strait the gate,
    How charged with punishments the scroll,
    I am the master of my fate:
    I am the captain of my soul.

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    Re: Frank McCourt, Author Of Angela's Ashes, Dies At 78

    I thought this was about the owner of the Dodgers. I was shocked at first.

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