The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle : A Memoir

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The second child of a scholarly, alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing from the Arizona desert, to Las Vegas, to an Appalachian mining town, during which her siblings and she fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities. Reprint. 125,000 first printing.
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  • Book | 288 pages
  • 130 x 192 x 26mm | 339.99g
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  • 9781435271418
  • 1,914,731

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654,423 ratings
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A memoir told frankly and it seems to back up studies that claim much of our character is determined by our genes and not our environment. The author's environment was quite different and confronting. A fairly bleak story that always has you waiting for things to go wrong and they usually do its just a question of how bad things more
by Neale P Blackwood
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