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The Resource The glass castle : a memoir, Jeannette Walls

The glass castle : a memoir, Jeannette Walls

Label
The glass castle : a memoir
Title
The glass castle
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Jeannette Walls
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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
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
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
162654
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 362.82/092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV5132
LC item number
.W35 2005
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1010
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The glass castle : a memoir, Jeannette Walls
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5874522
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Scribner trade paperback edition.
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781501171581
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn975087887
  • (OCoLC)975087887
Label
The glass castle : a memoir, Jeannette Walls
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5874522
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Scribner trade paperback edition.
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781501171581
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn975087887
  • (OCoLC)975087887

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