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Sinopsis: Now a major motion picture from Lionsgate starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts.
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.
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.
Review: Jeannette Walls's father always called her "Mountain Goat" and there's perhaps no more apt nickname for a girl who navigated a sheer and towering cliff of childhood both daily and stoically. In The Glass Castle, Walls chronicles her upbringing at the hands of eccentric, nomadic parents--Rose Mary, her frustrated-artist mother, and Rex, her brilliant, alcoholic father. To call the elder Walls's childrearing style laissez faire would be putting it mildly. As Rose Mary and Rex, motivated by whims and paranoia, uprooted their kids time and again, the youngsters (Walls, her brother and two sisters) were left largely to their own devices. But while Rex and Rose Mary firmly believed children learned best from their own mistakes, they themselves never seemed to do so, repeating the same disastrous patterns that eventually landed them on the streets. Walls describes in fascinating detail what it was to be a child in this family, from the embarrassing (wearing shoes held together with safety pins; using markers to color her skin in an effort to camouflage holes in her pants) to the horrific (being told, after a creepy uncle pleasured himself in close proximity, that sexual assault is a crime of perception; and being pimped by her father at a bar). Though Walls has well earned the right to complain, at no point does she play the victim. In fact, Walls' removed, nonjudgmental stance is initially startling, since many of the circumstances she describes could be categorized as abusive (and unquestioningly neglectful). But on the contrary, Walls respects her parents' knack for making hardships feel like adventures, and her love for them--despite their overwhelming self-absorption--resonates from cover to cover. --Brangien Davis
Título: The Glass Castle: A Memoir
Editorial: U.S.A.: Scribner
Año de publicación: 2005
Condición del libro: Near Fine
Edición: 1st Edition
Descripción Scribner. Estado de conservación: Acceptable. USED We here at Elistics have a 100% satisfaction guarentee. We also ship no later than next business day. Thank you for your business. Nº de ref. de la librería 8-N-4-00632
Descripción Estado de conservación: Good. This item is in good condition. All pages and covers are readable. There are no stains or tears. Dust jacket is present if applicable. May contain small amounts of writing and/or highlighting. Spine and cover may show signs of wear. May not contain supplementary items such as CD's or DVD's. We ship within 1 business day. Nº de ref. de la librería 34FG4I0003K4_ns
Descripción Scribner. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fair. 0743247531 Student Edition. Heavy wrinkling from liquid damage. Does not affect the text. Heavy wear, fading, creasing, Curling or tears on the cover and spine May be missing front or back cover. May have used stickers or residue. May be loose-leaf version. Poor binding causing loose and torn pages. Heavy writing, highlighting and marker. Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with used books. Book may have additional damage or defects not listed above. Nº de ref. de la librería 0743247531-4
Descripción Scribner, NY, 2005. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good+. Later Printing. Name on endpaper blacked out; 1.4 x 10.6 x 6.3 Inches; 304 pages. Nº de ref. de la librería 126135
Descripción Scribner, 2005. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG0743247531
Descripción Scribner, 2005. Gebundene Ausgabe. 304 Seiten 31607 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 544. Nº de ref. de la librería 57528
Descripción Scribner, New York, London, Toronto, Sydney, 2005. 288 S. gut erhalten, Papier leicht gebräunt de. Nº de ref. de la librería 10629
Descripción Scribner, 2005., 2005. Hardcover. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Ships in a box directly from our store in Santa Barbara, California. Nº de ref. de la librería U0743247531
Descripción Scribner. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. 0743247531 First edition, Later Printing. Not inscribed, clipped or otherwise marked. Shipped in a box with dust jacket in mylar cover. F/F. Nº de ref. de la librería SKU1002941
Descripción Scribner, 2005. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0743247531