Glass Castle

A Memoir

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Ha scritto il 22/02/18
The Glass Castle - Jeannette Walls
Excellent description of places, excellent representation of how people speak, excellent presentation of the children's growing maturity and awareness. The author writes with compassion for her parents, but as a reader this book made me angry over an...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. Bes...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 30/07/11

Who our parents are doesn't necessary decide who we can be. As long as we don't impute our failure to them and respect their way of life, we will find our own way out.

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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