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Author Prout, Katie, author.

Title Jeannette Walls' The glass castle [electronic resource].

Publication Info. [United States] : Hyperink, 2011.
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Series Quicklet
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Summary When The Glass Castle made the bestseller list and book groups everywhere were featuring it as their headliner, I shied away from the book. As a writer, and an instructor of literature, I tend to be skeptical of the bestseller list. Undoubtedly these are entertaining books, but I usually can't come up with a solid rationale for teaching them to a writing or literature class. So I didn't read The Glass Castle when it was at its most popular. However, when I started teaching memoir writing classes, The Glass Castle came to mind. I decided to give it a try. Reading it, I was surprised at how intense the book was, but also how deeply it resonated with its reader, and how engaging the prose was. I started teaching it to show students how to be courageous in their writing and write with honesty but in a way that pulls in their readers. What I most admired about Jeannette Walls was her ability to be forgiving and compassionate in her telling of the story.
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Subject Walls, Jeannette.
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Homeless persons -- Family relationships -- New York (State) -- New York.
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Note At head of title: Quicklet, an unofficial guide
ISBN 9781614645528 (electronic bk.)
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