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The glass castle
(CD audio book)

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Contributors:
Gibson, Julia. Narrator
Published:
Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books, p2005.
Format:
CD audio book
Physical Desc:
10 sound discs (11 hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in., Issued also on cassette.
Reading Level:
IL: UG - BL: 5.9 - AR Pts: 12
Status:
Description
Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they 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 physics, geology, and above all, how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary, who painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family, called herself an excitement addict. Cooking a meal that would be consumed in fifteen minutes had no appeal when she could make a painting that might last forever. Later, when the money ran out, or the romance of the wandering life faded, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town -- and the family - Rex Walls had done everything he could to escape. He drank, He stole the grocery money and disappeared for days. As the dysfunction of the family escalated, Jeannette and her brother and sisters had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they weathered their parents' betrayals and, finally, found the resources and will to leave home. What is so astonishing about Jeannette Walls is not just that she had the guts and tenacity and intelligence to get out, but that she describes her parents with such deep affection and generosity. Hers is a story of triumph against all odds, but also a tender, moving tale of unconditional love in a family that despite its profound flaws gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms.
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Southeast - Adult Audiobook
CD AUDIO 362.82092 W215gU
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Language:
English
ISBN:
1419339796 (consumer ed.), 1419341049, 9781419341045
Reading Level:
UG
Level 5.9, 12 Points

Notes

General Note
Title from container.
General Note
"Unabridged Memoir"--Container.
General Note
"With tracks every 3 minutes for easy book marking"--Container.
General Note
Compact disc.
Participants/Performers
Performed by Julia Gibson.
Description
Jeannette Walls tells the story about her childhood. She talks about living like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Retreating to the dismal West Virginia mining town--and the family-- her father, Rex Walls, had done everything he could to escape. He drank. He stole the grocery money and disappeared for days. As the dysfunction of the family escalated, Jeannette and her brother and sisters had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they weathered their parents' betrayals and, finally, found the resources and will to leave home.
Additional Physical Form
Issued also on cassette.
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Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Walls, J., & Gibson, J. (2005). The glass castle. Prince Frederick, Md.: Recorded Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Walls, Jeannette and Julia. Gibson. 2005. The Glass Castle. Prince Frederick, Md.: Recorded Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Walls, Jeannette and Julia. Gibson, The Glass Castle. Prince Frederick, Md.: Recorded Books, 2005.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Walls, Jeannette., and Julia Gibson. The Glass Castle. Prince Frederick, Md.: Recorded Books, 2005.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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