The Glass Castle

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The Glass Castle

Walls, Jeannette

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.

New York, NY: Scribner

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Children of alcoholics-United States-Biography
Children of alcoholics-West Virginia-Biography
Problem families-United States-Case studies
Problem families-West Virginia-Welch-Case studies
Poor-West Virginia-Welch-Biography
Homeless persons-New York(State)-New York-Family relationships

Call Number:
HV 5132 .W35 2005

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