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Author Walls, Jeannette.

Title The glass castle : a memoir / Jeannette Walls.

Imprint New York : Scribner, ©2005.
1 hold on first copy returned of 18 copies

Copies

Location Call No. Status
 GDL Casa Verdugo Library Non-Fiction    92 Walls,J WAL    Available
 GDL Central Library Literacy Collection    92 Walls,J WAL    Available
 GDL Central Library Literacy Collection    92 Walls,J WAL    Available
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Walls,J WAL    Available
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Walls,J WAL    DUE 07-21-15 Billed
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Walls,J WAL    Available
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Walls,J WAL    Available
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Walls,J WAL    DUE 09-20-19 Billed
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Walls,J WAL    Available
 GDL Chevy Chase Library Non-Fiction    92 Walls,J WAL    Available

1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
1 copy being processed for GDL Pacific Park Library Non-Fiction.
1 copy being processed for GDL Casa Verdugo Library Non-Fiction.
3 copies being processed for GDL Central Library Literacy Collection.
1 copy being processed for GDL Casa Verdugo Library Non-Fiction.
1 copy being processed for GDL Grandview Library Non-Fiction.
1 copy being processed for GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction.
Description 288 pages ; 24 cm.
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Summary Journalist Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary and their four children lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family. When the money ran out, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town Rex had tried to escape. As the dysfunction escalated, the children had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they found the resources and will to leave home. Yet Walls describes her parents with deep affection in this tale of unconditional love in a family that, despite its profound flaws, gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life.--From publisher description.
Contents A woman on the street -- The desert -- Welch -- New York City -- Thanksgiving.
Subject Walls, Jeannette.
Children of alcoholics -- United States -- Biography.
Children of alcoholics -- West Virginia -- Welch -- Biography.
Dysfunctional families -- United States -- Case studies.
Dysfunctional families -- West Virginia -- Welch -- Case studies.
Poor -- West Virginia -- Welch -- Biography.
Homeless persons -- Family relationships -- New York (State) -- New York.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
ISBN 9780743247535
0743247531
9781439156964
1439156964
9781501171581 (paperback)
1501171585 (paperback)
9780743247542 (paperback)
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