The Resource The glass castle : a memoir, Jeannette Walls, (electronic resource)

The glass castle : a memoir, Jeannette Walls, (electronic resource)

Label
The glass castle : a memoir
Title
The glass castle
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Jeannette Walls
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This story is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a penetrating look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette's brilliant 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 hated anything to do with domesticity. 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
Summary
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
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2006.
  • Alex Award, 2006.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2005.
  • Garden State Teen Book Award (New Jersey), Nonfiction, 2008.
  • Virginia Readers' Choice Award for High School, 2009.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2005
  • YALSA Outstanding Book for the College Bound, 2009.
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2008
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2015.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
162654
Cataloging source
WCO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walls, Jeannette
Dewey number
  • 362.82092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV5132
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Walls, Jeannette
  • Children of alcoholics
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Poor
  • Homeless persons
Target audience
adult
Label
The glass castle : a memoir, Jeannette Walls, (electronic resource)
Link
http://overdrive.ebrpl.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=ACC40E35-628F-4747-88E6-5C49762476C4
Instantiates
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (397 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781416550600
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
Stock number
ACC40E35-628F-4747-88E6-5C49762476C4
System control number
(OCoLC)757827515
Label
The glass castle : a memoir, Jeannette Walls, (electronic resource)
Link
http://overdrive.ebrpl.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=ACC40E35-628F-4747-88E6-5C49762476C4
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (397 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781416550600
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
Stock number
ACC40E35-628F-4747-88E6-5C49762476C4
System control number
(OCoLC)757827515

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