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    The first book by the beloved author of the new novel The Silver Star, the extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, "nothing short of spectacular" (Entertainment Weekly) memoir from one of the world’s most gifted storytellers that has been on theNew York Times bestseller list for more than six years.

    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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    ISBN 9780743247542
    Genre BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
    Format Paperback
    Pages 288
    Publisher Date 2006-01-09 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Scribner
    Copyright Year 2005
    Height 7.75 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 0.5 in
    Unit weight 0.55 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle A Memoir
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Walls, Jeannette
    Dimensions 8.0x6.0x1.0
    Country of Origin United States

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    • Excellent read

      Enjoyed this memoir very much. Could not put it down .many humorous sections as well as profoundly meaningful. Highly recommended

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    • Love this story.

      One of my favorite reads ever! Both my daughters loved it as well.

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    • Good read, made me rethink retirement needs

      I read this book a couple years ago and bought it as a Christmas gift for a fellow English teacher. People have very specific reactions to it.

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    • Book

      The book is really wonderful,I love the story. Jeanette Walls is a wondreful writer.

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    • Best Book Ever!!

      This is one of the best books I can remember ever reading. So happy I purchased it. My older daughter read it all in one night! You have to get it (and no, I'm not related to the author in any way!)

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    • weldei63

      I could not put this book down. I had not heard of it before I first saw it on a search for autobiographies on O.com. I am so glad I purchased it. It was a fabulous story. Not one I will soon forget. A must read for biography and autobiography fans such as myself.

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    • The Glass Castle

      You must read this book!!! I couldnt stop reading it!

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    • Great Book!

      This book is a terrific read and a must have. What a wonderfully written true story. It was enjoyable from the first page to the last.

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    • The Glass Castle

      Very different and interesting book. Makes you think!

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    • Awesome

      This was one of the best books I have ever read. Kudos to Jeannette Walls for surviving the dysfunction and making something of herself. I would highly recommend...very easy reading.

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