The author of Angela's Ashes, one of the best books of the last twenty years, died Sunday of complications from skin cancer. Frank McCourt was 78 and his story of growing up poor in Ireland was read and loved by millions around the world. The book won a Pulitzer Prize when it came out a dozen or so years ago.
The Daily News has a story by Denis Hamil that gives us a glimpse of what Frank McCourt was like. If you read Angela's Ashes you'll want to read Hamil's column.
If you've never read Angela's Ashes I can't think of a better book to take to the beach.RLC