The Resource The glass castle : a memoir, Jeannette Walls

The glass castle : a memoir, Jeannette Walls

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The glass castle : a memoir
Title
The glass castle
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Jeannette Walls
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This story is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a penetrating look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette's brilliant 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 hated anything to do with domesticity. 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
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Title
The glass castle
Creator
Summary
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
Subject
Genre
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2006.
  • Alex Award, 2006.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2005.
  • Garden State Teen Book Award (New Jersey), Nonfiction, 2008.
  • Virginia Readers' Choice Award for High School, 2009.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2005
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2008
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2015.
  • YALSA Outstanding Book for the College Bound, 2009.
Biography type
autobiography
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162654
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 362.82/092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV5132
LC item number
.W35 2005
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1010
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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Jeannette Walls
The glass castle : a memoir, Jeannette Walls
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The glass castle : a memoir, Jeannette Walls
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
288 p.
Isbn
9780743247542
Isbn Type
(paper)
Lccn
2004058907
Note
cat24rev,cat13rev,cat49,cat33rev
System control number
  • ocm56590629
  • 687106
  • (OCoLC)56590629
  • (OCoLC)723143276
  • (OCoLC)975087887 (movie tie-in)

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