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The Glass Castle: A Memoir

The Glass Castle: A Memoir

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The extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, "nothing short of spectacular" (Entertainment Weekly) memoir from one of the world's most gifted storytellers.

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.

The memoir was also made into a major motion picture from Lionsgate in 2017 starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts.

Author: Jeannette Walls
Publisher: Scribner Book Company
Published: 01/17/2006
Pages: 304
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.60lbs
Size: 8.00h x 5.25w x 0.60d
ISBN: 9780743247542

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 5.9
Point Value: 12
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 105049 / Glass Castle: A Memoir

Award: Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award - Nominee
Award: ALA Notable Books - Winner
Award: Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award - Nominee
Award: Green Mountain Book Award - Nominee

Review Citation(s):
New York Times 02/26/2006 pg. 20
Entertainment Weekly 03/06/2015 pg. 72
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