The covers of three of McCourt's masterpieces, "Angela's Ashes," "Teacher Man" and "'Tis"
McCourt surrounded by books, one of his true passions
McCourt in the classroom, his home away from home
Clockwise from upper left: An infant Frank being held by his mother and inspiration, Angela, A young McCourt, The bedroom where Frank and his brothers slept, The McCourt family house on Rodden Lane in County Limerick.
Frank enjoys some traditional Irish music and a pint with some friends
Frank, right, and his brother and fellow story-teller, Malachy
Frank enjoys a cigar with fellow author Sande Boritz Berger, left, and friends at a memoir workshop
McCourt going for a stroll through Brooklyn, New York, his birthplace
Bob O’Rourke, left, Cal-tech associate vice president for institute relations, got to meet Frank McCourt during McCourt's visit as a City of Pasadena Distinguished Lecturer.
Frank and Ellen McCourt at Charles Fort, with Kinsale, County Cork in the background.
McCourt in Limerick City, with the Shannon River and the Walls of Limerick in the background, as rain from the Atlantic sweeps up the river and drenches the city.
McCourt waits outside Neactains Pub on Cross Street in Galway City while tickets are bought for "The Leenane Trilogy."
McCourt with Markree Castle, County Sligo in the background. He spent the night there after a round of book signings in Sligo town.
McCourt in Summer Cove, with Kinsale, County Cork in the background. He always wanted to buy a house there.
Frank McCourt looks out the front door of Leamy's School in Limerick City.
McCourt takes time out at a roadside meadow outside Kinsale.
McCourt and publicist Moira O'Reilly at a book siging in O'Mahoney's shop in Limerick City
McCourt and his former teacher, Sister Rita, who turned up at a book signing in O'Mahoney's shop in Limerick City.
Left to right: Joanne Woodward, Paul Newman and Frank McCourt at the second annual Barretstown New York City Gala at the Essex House in 2005
McCourt giving a speech at Lamar University
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