The Glass Castle

  • Release Date:     ISBN: 180280721381917405
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs     Publisher:
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The Glass Castle Book Summary

Now a major motion picture from Lionsgate starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts.

The perennially bestselling, extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, “nothing short of spectacular” (Entertainment Weekly) memoir from one of the world’s most gifted storytellers.

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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The Glass Castle - Jeannette Walls Reviews

  • The Glass Castle

    By DAVE L 8510 MID VIL
    Couldn't put it down, a page turner that kept me awake at night. Beautifully written and heart rendering. An interesting family is an understatement.
  • Hooked!

    By Terikosan
    This book drew me in from the first page! I grew up in the West Virginia area and the entire story was fascinating and so well written. I plan on reading anything from Ms. Walls.
  • Loved it

    By Allink41
    This is a really good book! Can't wait to see the movie!
  • The Glass Castle

    By planogirls
    What an amazing book we loved it. I couldn't put it down. My best friend, my daughters and I all reed it and loved. It was so fantastic I could not believe it was a true story!
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    i Just Saw The Movie Today But I'm Guessing The Book Will Be As Great As The Movie

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    By EvaneyP
    It was amazing!! What an adventurous and also heartbreaking story at the same time. So much love and sadness at the same time. Loved it! Evaney Priolo
  • Wonderful story

    By Olkolkol
    It was hard to feel sorry for those kids since they didn't feel sorry for themselves most of the time. I would have liked to read the story from one of the other children's point of view

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