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The glass castle [GRPL Book Club] : a memoir / Jeannette Walls.

The glass castle [GRPL Book Club] : a memoir

Walls, Jeannette. (Author).
Walls, Jeannette. Half broke horses. Selections. (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 9780743247542 :
  • Physical Description: 288 p. : port. ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: 1st Scribner trade paperback ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, c2005.

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General Note: If you would like to request available book club copies, please call 988-5400.
Includes an excerpt from Jeannette Walls's upcoming book Half Broke Horses.
Summary, etc.: "The Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette’s brilliant and charismatic father captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Her mother was a free spirit who abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn’t want the responsibility of raising a family. The Walls children learned to take care of themselves. They fed, clothed, and protected one another, and eventually found their way to New York. Their parents followed them, choosing to be homeless even as their children prospered. The Glass Castle is truly astonishing—a memoir permeated by the intense love of a peculiar but loyal family."
Awards Note: Winner of a Christopher Award; winner of a Books for a Better Life award; a New York Times Notable Book; 2005 Elle Readers' Prize; 2006 American Library Association Alex Award.
Subject: Walls, Jeannette.
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