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The Glass Castle
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 288

The Glass Castle

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.

The Silver Star
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 288

The Silver Star

A stunning, heartbreaking novel about an intrepid girl who challenges the injustice of the adult world - a triumph of imagination and storytelling. It is 1970. 'Bean' Holladay is twelve and her sister Liz fifteen when their artistic mother Charlotte, a woman who 'flees every place she's ever lived at the first sign of trouble', takes off to 'find herself'. She leaves the girls enough money for food to last a month or two. But when Bean gets home from school one day and sees a police car outside the house, she and Liz board a bus from California to Virginia, where their widowed Uncle Tinsley lives in the decaying antebellum mansion that has been in the family for generations. An impetuous opt...

Half Broke Horses
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 272

Half Broke Horses

The author offers a novel based on the life of her grandmother, Lily Casey Smith, who learned to break horses in childhood, journeyed 500 miles on a pony as a teen to become a teacher, and ran a vast ranch in Arizona with her husband while raising two children, including Rosemary Smith Walls, portrayed in the author's acclaimed The Glass Castle. Includes reading-group guide. Reprint. A New York Times Best Book of the Year.

The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls | Summary & Analysis
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 36

The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls | Summary & Analysis

The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls | Summary & Analysis Preview: Jeannette Walls chronicles all the heartbreak, deprivation, humor, and love of her childhood in The Glass Castle, a memoir of growing up dirt-poor on a cross-country odyssey with her charismatic, but alcoholic, father and her codependent mother. Jeannette began thinking of her childhood after spotting her mother, Rose Mary, rummaging through trash in New York City. Her parents were basically living on the street, but offers of help were always rejected. Jeannette went home to her husband’s apartment on Park Avenue. She arranged to have lunch with her mom, who advised her to stop feeling guilty, accept her parents a...

Summary of The Glass Castle
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 26

Summary of The Glass Castle

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2016-04-05
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  • Publisher: Idreambooks

Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of The Glass Castle* Summary of book* Introduction to the Important People in the book* Analysis of the Themes and Author's Style

Nannie's Kitchen Keepsakes & Recipes
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 291

Nannie's Kitchen Keepsakes & Recipes

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The Silver Star
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 269

The Silver Star

Abandoned by their artist mother at the age of 12, Bean and her older sister, Liz, are sent to live in the decaying antebellum mansion of their widowed uncle, where they learn the truth about their parents and take odd jobs to earn extra money before an increasingly withdrawn Liz has a life-shattering experience. Reprint.

Quicklet on Jeannette Walls' The Glass Castle
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 77

Quicklet on Jeannette Walls' The Glass Castle

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2011-12-20
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  • Publisher: Hyperink Inc

ABOUT THE BOOK 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 ...

Dish
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 384

Dish

Gossip. It's more than just hearsay. society columns, and supermarket tabloids. It has, like it or not, become a mainstay of American pop culture. In Dish, industry insider Jeannette Walls gives this provocative subject its due, offering a comprehensive, serious exploration of gossip and its social, historical, and political significance. Examining the topic from the inside out, Walls looks at the players; the origins of gossip, from birth of People magazine to the death of Lady Di; and how technology including the Internet will continue to change the face gossip. As compelling and seductive as its subject matter, Dish brilliantly reveals the fascinating inner workings of a phenomenon that is definitely here to stay.

Book Club Kit
  • Language: en

Book Club Kit

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2005
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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