The Resource The glass castle
- The glass castle
- Statement of responsibility
- Jeannette Walls
- trueChildren of alcoholics -- United States -- Biography
- trueWalls, Jeannette -- Childhood and youth
- trueWelch, West Virginia -- Biography
- trueFamily relationships
- Problem families -- United States -- Case studies
- Homeless persons -- New York (State) | New York
- trueEccentrics and eccentricities
- trueChild neglect victims -- Biography
- trueHomeless persons -- New York City
- trueGrowing up
- trueChildren of alcoholics -- Biography
- trueAdult books for young adults
- Walls, Jeannette
- trueFamily and Relationships -- Growing Up
- trueWomen journalists -- United States -- Biography
- trueDysfunctional families -- United States -- Case studies
- truePoor people -- West Virginia -- Biography
- trueLife stories -- Relationships | Growing up
- trueAutobiographies and memoirs
- trueBooks to movies
- Rural poor -- United States -- Biography
- 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
- 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
- Cataloging source
- no index present
- Literary form
- non fiction
- Target audience
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