The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle: The New York Times Bestseller - Two Million Copies Sold

Non-Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Literary Biography & Memoir
Paperback Published on: 04/05/2006
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The Glass Castle
A beautiful biography
This was a beautiful written and utterly moving story of an eccentric family. At times it is heartbreakingly sad but the author's humourous voice never let... READ MORE
Penelope Bullock at Lancaster
The Glass Castle
An eye-opening glimpse into real dysfunction
I was really impressed with this book! The beginning already struck a chord with me when I wondered how a daughter could simply avoid and ignore her homele... READ MORE
Leilani Eyre at Kensington

Synopsis

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - TWO MILLION COPIES SOLD'Tragic and comic at the same time... an outrageous story, one that will break your heart' Sunday Independent'A terrific story, grippingly told' Sunday Times'I read The Glass Castle straight through in an evening, wearing an expression of slack-jawed amazement'SpectatorWhile Jeannette Walls was living on Park Avenue, covering the Academy Awards and attending black-tie parties at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, her parents were squatting in an abandoned building on the Lower East Side. Rex Walls, her father, was an ingenious adventurer and a hopeless alcoholic. Her mother was an artist who abhorred domestic routine and the chores of motherhood: 'Why should I cook a meal that will be gone in an hour when I can do a painting that will last forever?' Funny sad, quirky and loving, The Glass Castle is an almost incredible story of a nomadic, impoverished childhood. NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING BRIE LARSON, WOODY HARRELSON AND NAOMI WATTS

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9781844081820
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Weight: 280g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 30 mm

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The Glass Castle
The Glass Castle
A great memoir, (or is it fabricated?) Absorbing, but clinical. It's main themes question nature versus nurture and shattered dreams.
Morley
The Glass Castle
The Glass Castle
Wonderful book, very honest and plain telling of a chaotic upbringing and the complicated relationships between family members
Heather Hopkins
The Glass Castle
Highly recommend
This book really takes you on a journey! Jeannette’s upbringing was so unique I’ve never read anything like it before. Her memoir is so beautiful written
Daisy