The Glass Castle

A Memoir
Author(s): Jeannette Walls
Awards:2013-New York Times Bestseller
Original Publish Date: Sep 15, 2010
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (10.42 hours)
Product Number: Z100135087
Released: Feb 12, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781442339712
Narrator/s: Jeannette Walls
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Now a major motion picture from Lionsgate starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts. MORE THAN SEVEN YEARS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST The perennially bestselling, extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, "nothing short of spectacular" (Entertainment Weekly) memoir from one of the world's most gifted storytellers. 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.

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Author(s): Jeannette Walls
Narrator(s): Jeannette Walls
Product Number DC952
Released: Dec 17, 2010
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ISBN: #9781442339705
Author(s): Jeannette Walls
Product Number EB00571056
Released: Sep 25, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: #9781416550600

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"Jeannette Walls's honest and straightforward narration of her memoir unfolds like a fictional cliffhanger. Her childhood stories are humorous and awe inspiring, while her tone becomes appropriately sober and sometimes angry when she recounts her teenage experience. Her alcoholic father's inability to keep a job and her artist mother's aversion to work mired the family with four children into extreme poverty, yet they were taught positive values and given a literary and scientific education. But listening to the final chapters is tedious, perhaps because Walls tells less about herself (a casual mention of her two husbands) and repeats much of what we already know about her homeless but intellectual parents. Still, this audiobook about child survival and success offers gems of insight. K.P. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"

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