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The Glass Castle

Author : Jeannette Walls
ISBN : 9780748115563
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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.

The Glass Castle

Author : Jeannette Walls
ISBN : 9781439156964
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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 Glass Castle

Author : Jeannette Walls
ISBN : 1416550607
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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MORE THAN SEVEN YEARS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST The perennially bestselling, extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, “nothing short of spectacular” (Entertainment Weekly) memoir from one of the world’s most gifted storytellers—soon to be a major motion picture starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts. The Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette’s brilliant and charismatic 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 abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn’t want the responsibility of raising a family. 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. The Glass Castle is truly astonishing—a memoir permeated by the intense love of a peculiar but loyal family.

The Silver Star

Author : Jeannette Walls
ISBN : 9781451661552
Genre : Fiction
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls’ gripping new novel that "transports us with her powerful storytelling...She contemplates the extraordinary bravery needed to confront real-life demons in a world where the hardest thing to do may be to not run away" (O, The Oprah Magazine). It is 1970 in a small town in California. “Bean” Holladay is twelve and her sister, Liz, is fifteen when their artistic mother, Charlotte, takes off to find herself, leaving her girls enough money to last a month or two. When Bean returns from school one day and sees a police car outside the house, she and Liz decide to take the bus to Virginia, where their widowed Uncle Tinsley lives in the decaying mansion that’s been in Charlotte’s family for generations. An impetuous optimist, Bean soon discovers who her father was, and hears stories about why their mother left Virginia in the first place. Money is tight, and the sisters start babysitting and doing office work for Jerry Maddox, foreman of the mill in town, who bullies his workers, his tenants, his children, and his wife. Liz is whip-smart—an inventor of word games, reader of Edgar Allan Poe, nonconformist. But when school starts in the fall, it’s Bean who easily adjusts, and Liz who becomes increasingly withdrawn. And then something happens to Liz in the car with Maddox. Jeannette Walls has written a deeply moving novel about triumph over adversity and about people who find a way to love each other and the world, despite its flaws and injustices.

Half Broke Horses

Author : Jeannette Walls
ISBN : 9781416586289
Genre : Fiction
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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.

El Castillo De Cristal

Author : Jeannette Walls
ISBN : 9788483659496
Genre : Fiction
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El Castillo de Cristal es la historia conmovedora de una familia que ama y que también abandona, que es leal y al mismo tiempo decepciona. Su lectura no dejará indiferente a ningún lector que se atreva con ella. Algunas pocas veces en la vida nos encontramos con libros excepcionales. Libros que se nos van imponiendo lentamente, que nos envuelven con su magia y que se instalan en nuestro corazón para no irse más. Así es la historia que nos cuenta Jeannette Walls, una exitosa periodista que durante muchos años ocultó un gran secreto. El de su familia. Una familia al mismo tiempo profundamente disfuncional y tremendamente viva, vibrante. El padre, Rex, es un hombre carismático y entusiasta, que logra transmitir a sus hijos la pasión por vivir. Les enseña física, geología, les cuenta historias. Pero Rex es alcohólico, y cuando está borracho se convierte en una persona destructiva y poco de fiar. La madre es un espíritu libre, una pintora muy orgullosa de su arte que aborrece la idea de una vida convencional y que no está dispuesta a asumir la responsabilidad de criar a sus cuatro hijos. La familia Walls es una familia errante. Viven aquí y allá y sobreviven como pueden. Los niños aprenden a cuidar de sí mismos, se protegen unos a otros, y finalmente consiguen salir del círculo infernal en que se convierte la familia para marcharse a Nueva York. En el camino quedan noches donde duermen al aire libre en el desierto, pueblos donde acuden por una semana a la escuela, vecinos que los ayudan y abusos de todo tipo. Una historia transformadora sobre la locura, la pobreza y el amor. Uno de esos libros después de cuya lectura uno no puede permanecer igual, sino que sale cambiado para siempre. Reseñas: «Un libro excelente... Walls tiene verdadero talento para contar historias.» Publishers Weekly «Walls ha pasado a formar parte de ese excepcional grupo de escritores como Mary Karr y Frank McCourt (Las cenizas de Ángela), capaces de transformar sus memorias de una infancia terrible en excelente literatura.» People «Walls recibió el mejor regalo que se le puede hacer a una escritora: una familia disfuncional empaquetada con excentricidades. [...] Caballos salvajes es el cuento de otra sardónica pariente de espíritu libre: su abuela materna Lily Casey Smith». USA Today (Sobre Caballos salvajes)

A Work In Progress

Author : Connor Franta
ISBN : 9781476791623
Genre : Humor
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER GOODREADS CHOICE AWARD WINNER FOR BEST MEMOIR/AUTOBIOGRAPHY FORBES TOP 5 BREAKTHROUGH BOOK OF 2015 In this intimate memoir of life beyond the camera, Connor Franta shares the lessons he has learned on his journey from small-town boy to Internet sensation—so far. Here, Connor offers a look at his Midwestern upbringing as one of four children in the home and one of five in the classroom; his struggles with identity, body image, and sexuality in his teen years; and his decision to finally pursue his creative and artistic passions in his early twenties, setting up his thrilling career as a YouTube personality, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and tastemaker. Exploring his past with insight and humor, his present with humility, and his future with hope, Connor reveals his private struggles while providing heartfelt words of wisdom for young adults. His words will resonate with anyone coming of age in the digital era, but at the core is a timeless message for people of all ages: don’t be afraid to be yourself and to go after what you truly want. This full-color collection includes photography and childhood clippings provided by Connor and is a must-have for anyone inspired by his journey.

Moonlight On Linoleum

Author : Terry Helwig
ISBN : 9781451628678
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Forced by her mother's instability to care for her five siblings, Helwig crafts a moving story of a mother she loved and struggled to understand. But ultimately, to keep her own dreams alive, Terry had to decide when to hold on to what she loved and when to let go.

The Glass Castle A Memoir By Jeannette Walls Summary Analysis

Author : Instaread
ISBN : 9781943427895
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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 as they were, and stop hiding the truth about them. Taking this advice, Jeannette started writing her story. Her first memory went back to a trailer park in Arizona. At the age of three, she spent six weeks in a hospital after her pink tutu caught fire while she was boiling hot dogs with no supervision… PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. 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

Glass House

Author : Brian Alexander
ISBN : 9781250085818
Genre : Social Science
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For readers of Hillbilly Elegy and Strangers in Their Own Land **A New York Post Must-Read Book, a Newsweek Best New Book, one of The Week's 20 Books to Read in 2017, one of Bustle's 16 Best Nonfiction Books Coming in February 2017** "A devastating read...For anyone wondering why swing-state America voted against the establishment in 2016, Mr. Alexander supplies plenty of answers." —The Wall Street Journal "This book hunts bigger game." —Laura Miller, Slate In 1947, Forbes magazine declared Lancaster, Ohio the epitome of the all-American town. Today it is damaged, discouraged, and fighting for its future. In Glass House, journalist Brian Alexander uses the story of one town to show how seeds sown 35 years ago have sprouted to give us Trumpism, inequality, and an eroding national cohesion. The Anchor Hocking Glass Company, once the world’s largest maker of glass tableware, was the base on which Lancaster’s society was built. As Glass House unfolds, bankruptcy looms. With access to the company and its leaders, and Lancaster’s citizens, Alexander shows how financial engineering took hold in the 1980s, accelerated in the 21st Century, and wrecked the company. We follow CEO Sam Solomon, an African-American leading the nearly all-white town’s biggest private employer, as he tries to rescue the company from the New York private equity firm that hired him. Meanwhile, Alexander goes behind the scenes, entwined with the lives of residents as they wrestle with heroin, politics, high-interest lenders, low wage jobs, technology, and the new demands of American life: people like Brian Gossett, the fourth generation to work at Anchor Hocking; Joe Piccolo, first-time director of the annual music festival who discovers the town relies on him, and it, for salvation; Jason Roach, who police believed may have been Lancaster’s biggest drug dealer; and Eric Brown, a local football hero-turned-cop who comes to realize that he can never arrest Lancaster’s real problems.

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