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MORE THAN SEVEN YEARS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST

The first book by the beloved author of the new novel The Silver Star, 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.

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    The Glass Castle

    Having been abused as a child and having knowledge of the abuse a relative is going through I understand the pain and frustration these children endured. This book shows how resourceful children can be. Good read.

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    I loved it. Such a heartbreaking real life story. I was so moved by how well the children moved on from dysfunctional parents

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    Good read made me realize that there are alot of people out there who didnt have the same privallages I did. My family wast rich, but we never had to worry about a roof over our head or scrounge through a garbage can for our next meal.

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    A beautiful read full of emotion. Well written. One of my favourite books of all time.

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    Reading this story made me shake my heads at times......I will never understand why parents choose to starve their children, make them freeze in the winter and go without basic necesities all the while sitting on a fortune..........my mouth literally dropped at the end of this story......to learn what these parents put their children through is remarkable!!!! Cudo's to the writer for chosing a better life for herself and making it on her own!

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