The glass castle : a memoir (Buch, 2005) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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The glass castle : a memoir

The glass castle : a memoir

Autor: Jeannette Walls
Verlag: New York : Scribner, ©2005.
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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  Weiterlesen…
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Gattung/Form: Autobiography
Autobiographies
Biographies
Case studies
Young adult non-fiction
Biography
Physisches Format Online version:
Walls, Jeannette.
Glass castle.
New York : Scribner, ©2005
(OCoLC)651836734
Name: Jeannette Walls; Jeannette Walls; Jeannette Walls; Jeannette Walls
Medienart: Biografie, Internetquelle
Dokumenttyp Buch, Internet-Ressource
Alle Autoren: Jeannette Walls
ISBN: 0743247531 9780743247535 0739458213 9780739458211 9780743247542 074324754X 9781439156964 1439156964 9781501171581 1501171585
OCLC-Nummer: 56590629
Auszeichnungen: Books for a Better Life Inspirational Memoir, 2005.
ALA Notable Books, 2006.
Alex Awards, 2006.
Christopher Awards, 2006.
Book Sense Book of the Year Award Honor Book, 2006.
Green Mountain Book Award Nominee, 2008.
Evergreen Young Adult Book Award Nominee, 2008.
Beschreibung: 288 pages ; 24 cm
Inhalt: A woman on the street --
The desert --
Welch --
New York City --
Thanksgiving.
Verfasserangabe: Jeannette Walls.

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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 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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The Glass Castle

von degaiaj (Veröffentlicht von WorldCat-Nutzern/innen 2006-04-26) Sehr gut Permalink
A truly compelling memoir.
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Top notch read

von daswitzer (Veröffentlicht von WorldCat-Nutzern/innen 2010-02-27) Ausgezeichnet Permalink

I adored this book...has to be in the top 5 books I've ever read.   Coming from a poor family of the 50's, I could relate to Jeannette.   The book is humorous and almost unbelievable, although I absolutely DO believe it, for I"ve been there.   My life wasn't nearly as...
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A clear view in "The Glass Castle"

von SueH (Veröffentlicht von WorldCat-Nutzern/innen 2006-09-22) Ausgezeichnet Permalink
The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls provides a clear view her life as a child. The author is a journalist who is currently the MSNBC gossip columnist. While she was delving into celebrity’s lives for her column, she was hiding her own past, afraid that she would lose credibility, friends, and her professional...
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fabulous

von meye0539 (Veröffentlicht von WorldCat-Nutzern/innen 2008-04-17) Ausgezeichnet Permalink
sad book but one of my favs, great book club book
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The Glass Castle

von julieg (Veröffentlicht von WorldCat-Nutzern/innen 2006-09-22) Ausgezeichnet Permalink
In The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls shares the riveting story of her childhood. Her parents - father Rex, a career dreamer, inventor, and frequent drinker, and mother Rose Mary, an artist and devoted wife and mother, constantly live on the edge. Due to Rex's questionable business dealings and both parents'...
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