The glass castle: a memoir

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In the tradition of Mary Karr's The Liars' Club and Rick Bragg's All Over But the Shouting, Walls has written a stunning and life-affirming memoir about surviving a willfully impoverished, eccentric, and severely misguided family.
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9780743247542
9781419339578
9781442339705
074324754
9781602855571
9780743247535
9781439156964
9781501171581
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1010L
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Grouped Work ID bada8c9c-2fca-dfe1-b7eb-ceed91dae05e
Grouping Title glass castle a memoir
Grouping Author walls jeannette
Grouping Category book
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accelerated_reader_point_value 12
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author Walls, Jeannette.
author_display Walls, Jeannette
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collection_school Biography, Non-Fiction
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display_description Journalist Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary and their four children lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family. When the money ran out, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town Rex had tried to escape. As the dysfunction escalated, the children had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they found the resources and will to leave home. Yet Walls describes her parents with deep affection in this tale of unconditional love in a family that, despite its profound flaws, gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Children of alcoholics -- United States -- Biography, Children of alcoholics -- West Virginia -- Welch -- Biography, Dysfunctional families -- United States -- Case studies, Dysfunctional families -- West Virginia -- Welch -- Case studies, Homeless persons -- Family relationships -- New York (State) -- New York, Homeless persons -- New York (State) -- New York -- Family relationships, Large type books, Poor -- West Virginia -- Welch -- Biography, Walls, Jeannette
title_display The glass castle : a memoir
title_full The glass castle : a memoir / Jeannette Walls, The glass castle [sound recording] : a memoir / Jeannette Walls, The glass castle [text (large print)] : a memoir / Jeannette Walls
title_short The glass castle :
title_sub a memoir
topic_facet Audiobooks, Children of alcoholics, Dysfunctional families, Family relationships, Homeless persons, Large type books, Poor, Walls, Jeannette