The Glass Castle - Jeannette Walls

The Glass Castle

By Jeannette Walls

  • Release Date: 2006-12-15
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
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THE BELOVED #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER—FROM THE AUTHOR OF HANG THE MOON

The extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, “nothing short of spectacular” (Entertainment Weekly) memoir from one of the world’s most gifted storytellers.


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 memoir was also made into a major motion picture from Lionsgate in 2017 starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts.

Reviews

  • Loved it!!

    5
    By Marcyleft
    I didn’t want it to end!
  • Stunningly put

    5
    By Hgkkjn
    This was gorgeous, if a book could be. Stunning prose, moments held, accounts readily pictured in my mind. Read it!
  • Simply Amazing.

    5
    By CannelleSamson
    Wow, Just wow.
  • I’m impressed

    5
    By Lucy🍄
    It was amazing! This is the book that I recommend for everybody.
  • Excellent

    5
    By BeastMode1128218
    Must read
  • Amazingly well written

    5
    By Jaden321
    Gripping from beginning to end!
  • The Glass Castle

    5
    By MarcyAC
    Fascinating read
  • Loved it!

    5
    By Otterpop1973
    Great memoir Jeanette. You found your way through thick and thin.
  • Beautiful memoir

    5
    By Ulyana1993@
    Beautifully written, honest, unusual story, that resonates with mine, I enjoyed it very much.
  • Great Book!

    5
    By JeredJ87
    An excellent read!

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