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The Glass Castle (Reprint) (Paperback) by Jeannette Walls

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About the Book

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.

Book Synopsis

Now a major motion picture from Lionsgate starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts.

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.

Review Quotes

"The Glass Castle is nothing short of spectacular."-- "Entertainment Weekly"

"The Glass Castle is the kind of story that keeps you awake long after the rest of the house has fallen asleep."-- "Vogue"

"Charles Dickens's scenes of poverty and hardship are no more audacious and no more provocative than those in the pages of this stunning memoir."-- "The Atlanta Journal-Constitution"

"Each memory is more incredible than the last... That Walls recounts them so well and in such detail is our good fortune."-- "The Plain Dealer"

"Extraordinary."-- "Time"

"On the eighth day, when God was handing out whining privileges, he came upon Jeannette Walls and said, 'For you, an unlimited lifetime supply.' Apparently, Walls declined His kind offer."-- "Chicago Tribune"

"Some people are born storytellers. Some lives are worth telling. The best memoirs happen when these two conditions converge. In The Glass Castle, they have."-- "New York Newsday"

"Walls has a God-given knack for spinning a yarn, and The Glass Castle is nothing short of spectacular."-- "Entertainment Weekly"

"Walls has joined the company of writers such as Mary Karr and Frank McCourt who have been able to transform their sad memories into fine art."-- "People"
Dimensions (Overall): 7.9 Inches (H) x 5.2 Inches (W) x .8 Inches (D)
Weight: .6 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 288
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Personal Memoirs, Literary
Publisher: Scribner
Format: Paperback
Author: Jeannette Walls
Language: English
Street Date: January 9, 2006
TCIN: 11338144
UPC: 9780743247542
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-0320
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 7.75 inches length x 5.25 inches width x 0.5 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.55 pounds
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5.0 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews
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Remarkable Memoir

5 out of 5 stars
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Shopper - 11 months ago
The remarkable memoir "The Glass Castle" by Jeannette Walls captivated my heart and mind from the very first page. With unvarnished, true, and deeply moving storytelling, the novel explores the complexities of familial connections, the strength of the human spirit, and the search for a better life. Walls' account of her unusual upbringing, which was filled with poverty and adversity, is both heartbreaking and motivational. I was captivated by her ability to discover beauty in the face of tragedy and her steadfast will to overcome adversity. I recommend this thought-provoking and emotionally intense book; it’s a moving story that will stick with readers long after it has been finished.
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this worked for my daughter's class project

5 out of 5 stars
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soccer mom and beyond - 8 years ago
After looking everywhere I found the book that my daughter needed for school on targets website. It was easy and the price was great.
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5 out of 5 stars
Baltimore Betty - 13 years ago
I could not put this book down! I loved it so much I bought it for my sister as a birthday gift! Enjoy!!
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Amazing Story

5 out of 5 stars
Happy Reader - 15 years ago
This is an amazing book. I still find it hard to believe that her story is true. What amazing children to survive their childhoods and grow up to be such determined, successful adults. Just a wonderful read that I found hard to put down. I hope she writes more books.
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A wonderful learning lesson

5 out of 5 stars
veeshe - 18 years ago
I could not put this book down.I think it is a must read for so many kids today that think they can not live and prosper without all the material trappings.Also it helped me see homeless people in a differnt light. The Walls are so inteligent and teach their kids so many life lessons.It seems the kids that had less went out to seek more on their own.I just can't stop thinking about the way Janette had to live and she became so sucessful.also she tried to understand where are parents were coming from. Should be required reading in schools.
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