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The glass castle : a memoir

Author: Jeannette Walls
Publisher: New York : Scribner, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Journalist Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary and their four children lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Walls, Jeannette.
Glass castle.
New York : Scribner, c2005
(OCoLC)651836734
Named Person: Jeannette Walls; Jeannette Walls
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeannette Walls
ISBN: 0743247531 9780743247535 0739458213 9780739458211
OCLC Number: 56590629
Notes: Butte College Library notes:
READING LEVEL 4.
Description: 288 p. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Jeannette Walls.
Local System Bib Number:
137387

Abstract:

Journalist Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary and their four children lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family. When the money ran out, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town Rex had tried to escape. As the dysfunction escalated, the children had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they found the resources and will to leave home. Yet Walls describes her parents with deep affection in this tale of unconditional love in a family that, despite its profound flaws, gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life.--From publisher description.
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