Books: Malachy McCourt: Raking Up the Ashes

Frank McCourt's younger brother Malachy tries his hand at creating a blockbuster Irish memoir

Anyone want to buy a memoir by a guy named McCourt? Silly question. Frank McCourt's Angela's Ashes, a haunting account of his impoverished childhood in Limerick, Ireland, has been translated into 19 languages, including Turkish and Croatian, and has sold 4 million copies worldwide. The book has spent 90 weeks at or near the top of the New York Times Book Review best-seller list and earned its author, 67, a clutch of awards, including the Pulitzer Prize.

But does Frank's pandemic success mean that people will rush out and purchase a memoir by his younger brother Malachy, 66, specifically A Monk...

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