The glass castle : a memoir / Jeannette Walls.
By: Walls, JeannetteCopyright date: 2005Edition: 1st Scribner trade pbk. edDescription: 288,  pages : portraits ; 21 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeAudience: ChildrenISBN: 074324754X; 9780743247542; 0743247531; 9780743247535; 0739458213; 9780739458211Subject(s): 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 | Alcoholics | Child of Impaired Parents | Family Relations | Homeless Persons | Poverty | West VirginiaGenre/Form: Autobiography.LOC classification: HV5132 | .W35 2006
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Includes a preview of the author's book : Half broke horses.
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.
I.A woman on the street -- II. The desert -- III. Welch -- IV. New York City -- V. Thanksgiving.