The glass castle: a memoir
Later, when the money ran out, or the romance of the wandering life faded, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town -- and the family -- Rex Walls had done everything he could to escape. He drank. He stole the grocery money and disappeared for days. As the dysfunction of the family escalated, Jeannette and her brother and sisters had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they weathered their parents' betrayals and, finally, found the resources and will to leave home.
What is so astonishing about Jeannette Walls is not just that she had the guts and tenacity and intelligence to get out, but that she describes her parents with such deep affection and generosity. Hers is a story of triumph against all odds, but also a tender, moving tale of unconditional love in a family that despite its profound flaws gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms.
For two decades, Jeannette Walls hid her roots. Now she tells her own story. A regular contributor to MSNBC.com, she lives in New York and Long Island and is married to the writer John Taylor.
Biography & Autobiography
Children of alcoholics
Children of alcoholics -- United States -- Biography
Children of alcoholics -- West Virginia -- Welch -- Biography
Dysfunctional families -- United States -- Case studies
Dysfunctional families -- West Virginia -- Welch -- Case studies
Homeless persons -- Family relationships -- New York (State) -- New York
Large type books
Poor -- West Virginia -- Welch -- Biography
Level 5.9, 12 Points
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