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The Resource The glass castle : [a memoir], Jeannette Walls

The glass castle : [a memoir], Jeannette Walls

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
Jeannette Walls tells the story about her childhood. She talks about living like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Retreating to the dismal West Virginia mining town--and the family-- her father, Rex Walls, had done everything he could to escape. He drank. He stole the grocery money and disappeared for days. As the dysfunction of the family escalated, Jeannette and her brother and sisters had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they weathered their parents' betrayals and, finally, found the resources and will to leave home
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
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walls, Jeannette
Dewey number
  • 362.82092
  • B
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1010
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Walls, Jeannette
  • Children of alcoholics
  • Children of alcoholics
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Poor
  • Homeless persons
Target audience
adult
Label
The glass castle : [a memoir], Jeannette Walls
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Scribner, c2005
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
446 pages
Isbn
9781602855571
Isbn Type
(library binding : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009015816
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn319868189
  • OCoLC
Label
The glass castle : [a memoir], Jeannette Walls
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Scribner, c2005
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
446 pages
Isbn
9781602855571
Isbn Type
(library binding : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009015816
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn319868189
  • OCoLC

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