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The glass castle, Jeannette Walls

Label
The glass castle
Title
The glass castle
Statement of responsibility
Jeannette Walls
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is a startling memoir of a successful journalist's journey from the deserted and dusty mining towns of the American Southwest, to an antique filled apartment on Park Avenue. Jeanette Walls narrates her nomadic and adventurous childhood with her dreaming, 'brilliant' but alcoholic parents. At the age of seventeen she escapes on a Greyhound bus to New York with her older sister; her younger siblings follow later. After pursuing the education and civilisation her parents sought to escape, Jeanette eventually succeeds in her quest for the 'mundane, middle class existence' she had always craved. In her apartment, overlooked by 'a portrait of someone else's ancestor' she recounts poignant remembered images of star watching with her father, juxtaposed with recollections of irregular meals, accidents and police-car chases and reveals her complex feelings of shame, guilt, pity and pride toward her parents
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 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2008
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2015.
  • YALSA Outstanding Book for the College Bound, 2009.
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
162654
Cataloging source
StEdNL
Dewey number
920.72
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1010
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The glass castle, Jeannette Walls
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9781844081813
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) a345827
Label
The glass castle, Jeannette Walls
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9781844081813
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) a345827

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