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The glass castle : a memoir

Author: Jeannette Walls
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Scribner trade pbk. edView all editions and formats
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In the tradition of Mary Karr's "The Liars' Club" and Rick Bragg's "All Over But the Shouting," Jeannette Walls has written a stunning and life-affirming memoir about surviving a willfully impoverished, eccentric and severely misguided family. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Case studies
Autobiography
Named Person: Jeannette Walls
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeannette Walls
ISBN: 074324754X 9780743247542 0743247531 9780743247535 0739458213 9780739458211
OCLC Number: 65210928
Notes: Includes a preview of the author's book : Half broke horses.
Description: 288, [11] pages : portraits ; 21 cm
Contents: I. A woman on the street --
II. The desert --
III. Welch --
IV. New York City --
V. Thanksgiving.
Responsibility: Jeannette Walls.
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In the tradition of Mary Karr's "The Liars' Club" and Rick Bragg's "All Over But the Shouting," Jeannette Walls has written a stunning and life-affirming memoir about surviving a willfully impoverished, eccentric and severely misguided family. 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.

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