The Resource The glass castle, Jeannette Walls

The glass castle, Jeannette Walls

Label
The glass castle
Title
The glass castle
Statement of responsibility
Jeannette Walls
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
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
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2006.
  • Alex Award, 2006.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2005.
  • Garden State Teen Book Award (New Jersey), Nonfiction, 2008.
  • Virginia Readers' Choice Award for High School, 2009.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2005
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2008
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2015.
  • YALSA Outstanding Book for the College Bound, 2009.
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
162654
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walls, Jeannette
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1010
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Walls, Jeannette
  • Walls, Jeannette
  • Problem families
  • Homeless persons
  • Children of alcoholics
  • Women journalists
  • Rural poor
Target audience
adult
Label
The glass castle, Jeannette Walls
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in 2005 by Virago
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060747180
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9780349010700
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)990844895
Label
The glass castle, Jeannette Walls
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in 2005 by Virago
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060747180
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9780349010700
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)990844895

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