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MORE THAN EIGHT YEARS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST 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 in

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Author Jeannette Walls

Pages 304

Publisher Simon and Schuster

Published Date 2006-12-15

ISBN 1416550607 9781416550600


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StonesToThrow shared a tip "Read this years ago for a school project. The first memoir I had read that I enjoyed."

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barbara_jenkins_5060 shared a tip "All of her books are great. I sometimes got lost in her writing. It was so beautiful. Jeannette Wells is an amazing author."

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addie_dillard shared a tip "Shattering. One of the most important books I’ve read in my life and in my therapy journey"

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keelin_o shared a tip "this was so beautifully written. she is definitely one of my favorite memoir authors. right up there with frank mccourt"

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estrellaspace shared a tip "Amazing details in this book. Very moving story ❤️"

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kait_l shared a tip "Recommended by a Likewise user and I loved it. Engaging and never lost my interest. Recommend!"

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chiara_piacentini shared a tip "one if the best memoirs. ever."

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mazie_1982 shared a tip "Beautifully illustrated. Played with your heart strings. Understood it fully and the best descriptions."

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annabeth_burgess shared a tip "This. Was. Amazing. Never have I read any sort of memoir like this, it was so well written, and I loved it!"

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kayla_barjon shared a tip "Probably the Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Emily Bronte, or some Austen novel."

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imanimonet shared a tip "I’ve read this book over three times. It’s one of my favorites. Highly recommend!"

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julie_sorensen shared a tip "This book let me see life through completely different eyes."

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ck_meadows shared a tip "Reminds me of families I grew up around. Clean writing, good beats, and the best thing if you love the book, she's got more."

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laura_lookingup shared a tip "I read it a while ago! I like the memoir genre and the “rags to riches” trope. Heart breaking but funny?"

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kirsten_dugger shared a tip "I enjoyed it. I remember the author's empathy for he other is astounding."

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brooke_gardner_2960 shared a tip "Not yet. This is the only one I have read by her."

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karen_kowalski shared a tip "Great and sad story"

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hannah_madsen shared a tip "Jeanette Walls oh you gorgeous writer you. Love the way the family dynamic was written. Couldn’t put it down."

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linda_gregg_3840 shared a tip "I read this book long before the movie, the book is by far better. I highly recommend "Half Broke Horses" as well."

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aleah_west shared a tip "“Where the crawdads sing” is a good read!"

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brenda_morales_3962 shared a tip "I love how determined to overcome her situation she was, not allowing her past to be what defines her."

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amy_smith_4316 shared a tip "Half broke horses by Jeannette Walls is also really good"

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eliana_palmer shared a tip "very touching and moving book. while reading it I felt all emotions from excited to deep sorrow. 10/10"

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