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
Journalist Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary and their four children lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family. When the money ran out, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town Rex had tried to escape. As the dysfunction escalated, the children had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they found the resources and will to leave home. Yet Walls describes her parents with deep affection in this tale of unconditional love in a family that, despite its profound flaws, gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life.--From publisher description
Awards note
  • Books for a Better Life Inspirational Memoir, 2005.
  • ALA Notable Books, 2006.
  • Alex Awards, 2006.
  • Christopher Awards, 2006.
  • Book Sense Book of the Year Award Honor Book, 2006.
  • Green Mountain Book Award Nominee, 2008.
  • Evergreen Young Adult Book Award Nominee, 2008.
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walls, Jeannette
Dewey number
  • 362.82/092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV5132
LC item number
.W35 2005
Literary form
non fiction
NLM call number
WS 105.5.F2
NLM item number
W215g 2005
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Walls, Jeannette
  • Children of alcoholics
  • Children of alcoholics
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Poor
  • Homeless persons
  • Homeless persons
  • Walls, Jeannette
  • Children of alcoholics
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Poor
  • New York (State)
  • United States
  • West Virginia
Label
The glass castle : a memoir, Jeannette Walls
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A woman on the street -- The desert -- Welch -- New York City -- Thanksgiving
Control code
ocm56590629
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9780743247535
Lccn
2004058907
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The glass castle : a memoir, Jeannette Walls
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A woman on the street -- The desert -- Welch -- New York City -- Thanksgiving
Control code
ocm56590629
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9780743247535
Lccn
2004058907
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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