The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle
Author: Jeannette Walls
Release: 2006-01-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781416544661
Language: en
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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.

The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle
Author: Jeannette Walls
Release: 2006-12-15
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781416550600
Language: en
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MORE THAN EIGHT YEARS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST 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.

The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle
Author: Jeannette Walls
Release: 2005-03-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780743247535
Language: en
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In the tradition of Mary Karr's "The Liars' Club" and Rick Bragg's "All Over But the Shouting," Walls has written a stunning and life-affirming memoir about surviving a willfully impoverished, eccentric, and severely misguided family.

The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle
Author: Trisha Priebe,Jerry B. Jenkins
Release: 2016-03-01
Editor: Barbour Publishing
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781634097628
Language: en
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You'll love joining Avery in the adventures of The Glass Castle where the setting from The Chronicles of Narnia meets the action from Alice in Wonderland. Avery dragged her three-year-old brother behind a boxwood bush and listened for footsteps in the brittle leaves. She couldn’t be sure which was louder—the person on their trail or her own heart, galloping like a stallion in her ears. With one hand over Henry’s mouth, Avery looked down at the nicest dress she owned. Not only had she torn the ruffles and destroyed the hem, but the white linen stood out in the shadowy woods, making her an easy target. If she survived this afternoon and made it home tonight—and that felt like a giant if—her father would demand to know why her dress was stained with grass and mud and tinged with blood.She would tell him the truth. The king is growing old and is concerned about who will replace him. His new wife wants to produce an heir to the throne. The only problem? Thirteen years ago, the king’s first wife gave birth to a son, and no one knows for sure what happened to him. Rumors swirl throughout the castle. For the new queen, the solution as simple: dispose of all the thirteen-year-olds in the kingdom. Except, it isn’t that easy. Avery and her friends won’t go quietly. Avery, Kate, Tuck, and Kendrick take charge of the underground network of kidnapped children, inspiring them to believe that their past does not dictate their future and pledging to do the hardest thing of all. . .reunite the children with the homes they left behind. When they discover that one among them might be the child of a man who wants them dead, will everything they work for be lost? The Glass Castle is Book 1 of the Thirteen series. Look for... The Ruby Moon - Book 2 The Paper Boat - Book 3

The Silver Star

The Silver Star
Author: Jeannette Walls
Release: 2013-06-11
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 269
ISBN: 9781451661507
Language: en
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Abandoned by their artist mother at the age of 12, Bean and her older sister, Liz, are sent to live in the decaying antebellum mansion of their widowed uncle, where they learn the truth about their parents and take odd jobs to earn extra money before an increasingly withdrawn Liz has a life-shattering experience. 500,000 first printing.

Half Broke Horses

Half Broke Horses
Author: Jeannette Walls
Release: 2009
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781416586296
Language: en
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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. Includes reading-group guide. Reprint. A New York Times Best Book of the Year.

The Tank Man s Son

The Tank Man s Son
Author: Mark Bouman,D. R. Jacobsen
Release: 2015
Editor: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781414390277
Language: en
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Mark Bouman recounts the events of his childhood at the hands of his larger-than-life, Neo-Nazi father in brilliant, startling detail in this memoir. From adventure-filled days complete with real-life war games, artillery fire, and tank races to terror-filled nights marked by vicious tirades, brutal beatings, and psychological torture, Mark paints a chilling portrait of family life that is at once whimsical and horrific, all building to a shocking climax that challenges even the broadest boundaries of love and forgiveness.

North Of Normal

North Of Normal
Author: Cea Sunrise Person
Release: 2014-04-29
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781443424400
Language: en
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In the late 1960s, riding the crest of the counterculture movement, Cea’s family left a comfortable existence in California to live off the land in northern Alberta. But unlike most commune dwellers of the time, the Persons weren’t trying to build a new society—they wanted to escape civilization altogether. Led by Cea’s grandfather Dick, they lived in a canvas Teepee, grew pot, and hunted and gathered to survive. Living out her grandparents’ dream with her teenage mother, Michelle, young Cea knew little of the world beyond her forest. She spent her summers playing nude in the meadow and her winters snowshoeing behind the grandfather she idolized. Despite fierce storms, food shortages and the occasional drug-and-sex-infused party for visitors, it was a happy existence. For Michelle, however, there was one crucial element missing: a man. When Cea was five, Michelle took her on the road with a new boyfriend. As the trio set upon a series of ill-fated adventures, Cea began to question both her highly unusual world and the hedonistic woman at the centre of it—questions that eventually evolved into an all-consuming search for a more normal life. Finally, in her early teens, Cea realized she would have to make a choice as drastic as the one her grandparents once had made in order to get the life she craved. From nature child to international model by the age of thirteen, Cea’s astonishing saga is one of long-held family secrets and extreme family dysfunction, all in an incredibly unusual setting. It is also the story of one girl’s deep-seated desire for normality—a desire that enabled her to risk everything, overcome adversity and achieve her dreams.

The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle
Author: Sharon E. McKay
Release: 2002
Editor: Penguin Canada
Pages: 95
ISBN: 0143312073
Language: en
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In the wake of the Halifax Explosion of 1917, Penny's father must make a decision that will alter all their lives. Faced with the difficulty of finding housing for his three motherless daughters, and worried by the constant threat of disease, Papa reluctantly sends Emily and Maggie to his sister's home in Montreal. Penny, however, must go to live with Grandmama in Montreal. It's a decision that devastates ten-year-old Penny, for the life she is offered in Montreal is nothing like she imagined. It is the life of a princess--and Penny is decidedly not a princess

The Glass Castle A Memoir by Jeannette Walls Summary Analysis

The Glass Castle  A Memoir by Jeannette Walls   Summary   Analysis
Author: Instaread
Release: 2015-09-08
Editor: Instaread Summaries
Pages: 36
ISBN: 9781943427895
Language: en
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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

Diane Arbus

Diane Arbus
Author: Patricia Bosworth
Release: 2012-06-05
Editor: Open Road Media
Pages: 396
ISBN: 9781453244999
Language: en
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“A spellbinding portrait” of the tumultuous life and artistic career of one of the most creative photographers of the 1960s (New York magazine). Diane Arbus became famous for her intimate and unconventional portraits of twins, dwarfs, sideshow performers, eccentrics, and everyday “freaks.” Condemned by some for voyeurism, praised by others for compassion, she was nonetheless a transformative figure in twentieth-century photography and hailed by all for her undeniable genius. Her life was cut short when she committed suicide in 1971 at the peak of her career. In the first complete biography of Arbus, author Patricia Bosworth traces the arc of Arbus’s remarkable life: her sheltered upper-class childhood and passionate, all-consuming marriage to Allan Arbus; her roles as wife and devoted mother; and her evolution from fashion photographer to critically acclaimed artist—one who forever altered the boundaries of photography.

Chirp Pollito

Chirp   Pollito
Author: Dolores Costello
Release: 2016-08-02
Editor: Xist Publishing
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781681957456
Language: en
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When a little chick leaves the flock, he stumbles on to an adventure that will change him forever. This charming bilingual Spanish-English picture book is a cute read for little explorers.

The Man in the High Castle

The Man in the High Castle
Author: Philip K. Dick
Release: 2012-01
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 274
ISBN: 9780547572482
Language: en
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In a classic work of alternate history, the United States is divided up and ruled by the Axis powers after the defeat of the Allies during World War II. Reissue. Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel.

The Glass Castle Sparknotes Literature Guide

The Glass Castle Sparknotes Literature Guide
Author: Sparknotes
Release: 2020-10-06
Editor: Spark Notes
Pages: 80
ISBN: 1411480368
Language: en
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Created by Harvard students for students everywhere, SparkNotes give you just what you need to succeed in school: Complete Plot Summary and Analysis Key Facts About the Work Analysis of Major Characters Themes, Motifs, and Symbols Explanation of Important Quotations Author's Historical Context Suggested Essay Topics 25-Question Review Quiz The Glass Castle features explanations of key themes, motifs, and symbols including: strength from hardship; abuse; fire; compassion vs. boundaries; the glass castle; Joshua tree. It also includes detailed analysis of these important characters: Jeannette Walls; Dad (Rex Walls); Mom (Rose Mary Walls).

Youth

Youth
Author: Isaac Asimov
Release: 2021-09-20
Editor: Andrews UK Limited
Pages: 53
ISBN: 9781789828009
Language: en
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When strange animals land in Red's yard, he and his friend Slim agree to keep it to themselves. The creatures are unlike any that they've ever seen before, and are - to them - animals that would make a fortune putting on a show at the circus. All the while, their fathers are fretting over the arrival of interstellar diplomats, on whose trade their civilisation may have to rely on to survive. Despite the urgency of the mission, however, neither hide nor hair of them have been seen...

The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle
Author: Violet Winspear
Release: 1985
Editor: Ulverscroft
Pages: 304
ISBN: 0708961142
Language: en
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Thijo Saga of a Norseman

Thijo   Saga of a Norseman
Author: Johanna Thiel
Release: 2012-07-14
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 176
ISBN: 1478247037
Language: en
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Join Thijo, a young Scandinavian farm boy, on his childhood adventures as he meets new friends and challenges throughout daily Norwegian life. Through hard days of harvest labor and deadly winter blizzards, Thijo journeys from boyhood pleasures to learning what it means to take his place among the men of the North.Full of child-friendly adventure and excitement, Thijo - Saga of a Norseman is a book that you and your children will want to read again and again!

The Back of the Net

The Back of the Net
Author: David Caraccio
Release: 2017-03-06
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 462
ISBN: 1530373824
Language: en
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In lives filled with passion and temptation, five young people experience the many forms of love. Achieving their wildest dreams takes everything they have, and soon their romances, friendships, and dearest personal values are tested. Along the way, their lives intertwine in surprising ways-on the lush soccer fields of college campuses in California and the glamorous fashion runways and football pitches of Italy and France. The brilliant and beautiful Sallie is embarking on an exciting international modeling career, but, so far from home, she runs the risk of getting lost in more ways than one. Her college sweetheart, Marco, is focused on his goal of becoming a professional soccer player and relies on the expert advice of his mentor, Lorenzo. But Lorenzo must figure out his own way to stay on top. Meanwhile, their athletic friend Dave has already hit rock bottom, attracting the empathy of nursing student Autumn. She'll do anything she can to help Dave, despite the risk of getting dragged down with him. Boundaries exist in the game of soccer, but in life they are all too easily crossed. Before long these five friends will learn exactly how far relationships can bend before they break.

Chasing Butterflies

Chasing Butterflies
Author: MR Richie Singh
Release: 2011-09-01
Editor: Gno and a
Pages: 138
ISBN: 0615544258
Language: en
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Toby Arora is in a bind. His family has given him the ultimatum to find love (the Indian way) before he hits 30. And despite all odds and a few false starts, he thinks he's found someone perfect. But is she really the girl of his dreams? Will he be able to connect with someone halfway across the world? Will he be able to balance career and love? Follow Toby's journey as he chases his butterflies and the remarkable and unexpected discoveries it brings. From the Cover: True love. Professional success. Life goals. Hopes for the future. Dreams, Desires and everything in between. Butterflies. A friend had once shared a remarkable and beautiful interpretation of life: He said that life is like chasing butterflies in a beautiful meadow and every person has their own butterflies.... ...And that's what this story is about. Butterflies. Toby Arora's butterflies. The pressure to get married that is typical of Indian families. The complexity of finding chemistry and love. The uncertainty spurned by the global recession. The nostalgia for home and the dilemma of moving back. Laced with humor and sprinkled with spontaneous chats, intimate emails and thought provoking journal entries, this highly engrossing and relatable novel follows the protagonist Toby, as he chases his butterflies and the remarkable and unexpected discoveries they bring. A quick read perfect for travel, a day at the beach or an evening on the couch!

The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle
Author: Jeannette Walls
Release: 2017-07-11
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781501171581
Language: en
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Original publication and copyright date: 2005.