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    DescriptionThe 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 that has been on the "New York Times" bestseller list for more than six years. "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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    Title
    The Glass Castle
    Subtitle
    A Memoir
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jeannette Walls
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780743247542
    ISBN 10: 074324754X
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
    BIC subject category V2: BG, VFV, KNT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11600
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    DC22: B
    BISAC V2.8: BIO007000
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/FAMILY
    Libri: ENGM1075
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY, SEXL/FEMINE
    BISAC V2.8: FAM000000, BIO511000
    B&T Approval Code: A31904200
    BISAC V2.8: BIO025000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO005540
    B&T Approval Code: A97244000
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: ERIN2027
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 362.82092
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    DC22: 362.82/092
    LC classification: HV5132 .W35 2006
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: VFV, DNB, KNT
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Publication date
    01 March 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    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