The glass castle : a memoir

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Amherst - Nonfiction - Main Floor362.82 WaOn Shelf
Bedford - Nonfiction - BiographyB WallsChecked OutMarch 2, 2024
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288 pages : 1 portrait ; 24 cm
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Level 5.9, 12 Points
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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.
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Walls, J. (2005). The glass castle: a memoir . Scribner.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Walls, Jeannette. 2005. The Glass Castle: A Memoir. Scribner.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Walls, Jeannette. The Glass Castle: A Memoir Scribner, 2005.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Walls, Jeannette. The Glass Castle: A Memoir Scribner, 2005.

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