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The glass castle : a memoir / Jeannette Walls.

Walls, Jeannette. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780743247542 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 074324754X (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 288, [11] p. : ports. ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: 1st Scribner trade pbk. ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2006.

Content descriptions

General Note: Includes a preview of the author's book : Half broke horses.
Summary, etc.: In the tradition of Mary Karr's "The Liars' Club" and Rick Bragg's "All Over But the Shouting," Jeannette Walls has written a stunning and life-affirming memoir about surviving a willfully impoverished, eccentric and severely misguided family. The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.

Available copies

  • 47 copies at Merrimack Valley Library Consortium. (Show)
  • 0 copies at Wilmington Memorial Library.

Current holds

9 current holds with 89 total copies.

Subject: Walls, Jeannette.
Children of alcoholics > United States > Biography.
Children of alcoholics > West Virginia > Welch > Biography.
Dysfunctional families > United States > Case studies.
Dysfunctional families > West Virginia > Welch > Case studies.
Poor > West Virginia > Welch > Biography.
Homeless persons > Family relationships > New York (State) > New York.

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