The glass castle : a memoir
Walls, Jeannette.

The glass castle : a memoir

Walls, Jeannette.


Publication Information
New York : Scribner, 2006.

Physical Description
288, [11] p. : ports. ; 21 cm.

General Note (Repeatable)
Includes a preview of the author's book : Half broke horses.

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.

Personal Subject
Walls, Jeannette.

Subject Term
Homeless persons -- Family relationships -- New York (State) -- New York.
Poor -- West Virginia -- Welch -- Biography.
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.

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Material TypeShelf NumberBarcodeLibraryStatus
BookREL'SHIPS GENERAL 362.82092 WALL32530606149787Main JCPLDue 8/18/22
BookREL'SHIPS GENERAL 362.82092 WALL32530608702153Wilmore JCPL+Adult Nonfiction Area