Jeannette Walls The Glass Castle: A Memoir

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The Glass Castle: A Memoir

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MORE THAN SEVEN YEARS ON "THE NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLER LIST 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. "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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The Glass Castle is nothing short of spectacular." -- Entertainment Weekly

"Just read the first pages of "The Glass Castle" by Jeannette Walls, and I defy you not to go on. It's funny and sad and quirky and loving. I was incredibly touched by it."

-- Dominick Dunne, author of "The Way We Lived Then: Recollections of a Well-Known Name Dropper"



""The Glass Castle" is the saga of the restless, indomitable Walls family, led by a grand eccentric and his tempestuous artist wife. Jeannette Walls has survived poverty, fires, and near starvation to triumph. She has written this amazing tale with honesty and love."

-- Patricia Bosworth, author of "Anything Your Little Heart Desires" and "Diane Arbus: A Biography"



"Jeannette Walls has carved a story with precision and grace out of one of the most chaotic, heartbreaking childhoods ever to be set down on the page. This deeply affecting memoir is a triumph in every possible way, and it does what all good books should: it affirms our faith in the human spirit."

-- Dani Shapiro, author of "Family History"



"The Glass Castle" is nothing short of spectacular." -- "Entertainment Weekly"

"Walls has joined the company of writers such as Mary Karr and Frank McCourt who have been able to transform their sad memories into fine art." -- People

The Glass Castle is nothing short of spectacular." -- Entertainment Weekly

Memoirs are our modern fairy tales.... The autobiographer is faced with the daunting challenge of attempting to understand, forgive, and even love the witch.... Readers will marvel at the intelligence and resilience of the Walls kids." -- Francine Prose, The New York Times Book Review, front page

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Published to accompany the major motion picture starring Brie Larson, Naomi Watts and Woody Harrelson.

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