The Glass Castle

A Memoir (Alex Awards (Awards))

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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 ... Continua
Ha scritto il 11/12/13
A Book About People I Loved To Hate
This is a fictionalized autobiography. I say fictionalized because no-one can remember incidents and conversations from their childhood with the precision and complexity shown in this book, especially conversations between other "grownup" people. ...Continua
Ha scritto il 05/04/13
Surviving a Chaotic Childhood
If The Glass Castle were a work of fiction, it would merit comparison with The Grapes of Wrath or other towering sagas about the struggles of poor people. But it is not fiction. It is a memoir, one that will leave the empathetic reader torn between ...Continua
Ha scritto il 12/12/10
The Glass Castle is a good memoir of a childhood of hardship. It's a wonder the writer, Jeannette Wells survived to write this tale.
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Ha scritto il 22/01/10
This was a truly compelling memoir. I can understand well the blurb about how it will keep you up at night long after the rest of your house has gone to sleep. The Walls family's life took off at go and very rarely settled down after. From mining ...Continua
Ha scritto il 16/11/09
Recommended by the lady at the check-out counter at Border's.<br />A totally moving, compelling & hauntingly beautiful story! Heartbreaking too but one of the most sensitive memoirs I remember reading.

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