The Glass Castle
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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—soon to be a major motion picture starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts.
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.
From Publishers Weekly
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Fascinating story! Great writing! Amazing woman to have escaped what could have been a life following in her parents footsteps.
Couldn't put it down! Read it!
The Glass Castle
You're from the beginning. At no point do loose interest. A great read!
When the masterful ability to write a great story, and a live worth telling converge something truly beautiful can be created, and that is the way the Glass Castle was brought forth. In this literary masterpiece, Jeanette Walls foretells the hardships of her childhood masked in poverty and the fear of not finding food. This book is one I'd highly recommend to anyone. This is one of the few books, I actually read in one day because of the lack of power of being able to put it down.