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The glass castle [LP] : a memoir

by Walls, Jeannette.

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Jeannette Walls tells the story about her childhood. She talks about living like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Retreating to the dismal West Virginia mining town--and the family-- her father, Rex Walls, had done everything he could to escape. He drank. He sto... Full description

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Summary: Jeannette Walls tells the story about her childhood. She talks about living like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Retreating to the dismal West Virginia mining town--and the family-- her father, Rex Walls, had done everything he could to escape. He drank. He stole the grocery money and disappeared for days. As the dysfunction of the family escalated, Jeannette and her brother and sisters had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they weathered their parents' betrayals and, finally, found the resources and will to leave home.
Item Description: Originally published: New York : Scribner, c2005.
Physical Description: 446 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.
ISBN: 9781602855571 (lg. print : library binding : alk. paper)
1602855579 (lg. print : library binding : alk. paper)
Author Notes: Jeannette Walls was born in Phoenix, Arizona on April 21, 1960. She graduated from Barnard College and was a journalist in New York City for twenty years. Her books include a memoir entitled The Glass Castle and several novels including Half Broke Horses and The Silver Star.

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