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The Glass Castle

By Walls, Jeannette




Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his childrenâÈçs imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and above all, how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary, who painted and wrote and couldnâÈçt stand the responsibility of providing for her family, called herself an âÈêexcitement addict.âÈë Cooking a meal that would be consumed in fifteen minutes had no appeal when she could make a painting that might last forever.

Later, when the money ran out, or the romance of the wandering life faded, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining townâÈ'and the familyâÈ'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 parentsâÈç 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.


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Jeannette Walls

2009-08-06. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Glass Castle

WALLS, Jeannette

New York: Scribner, 2005. First Edition. Fine. Octavo (24 cm.) 288 pp. Half-cloth, slate-blue boards, and light grey spine with titles in silver. Pictorial dust jacket with photo of whispering children. "Every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." - Tolstoy Jeannette Walls is the archetype of the writer who took a childhood of lemons and made lemonade. Walls' portrait of her family is as one would paint a sublimely, beautiful ruin. As her parents struggled to define themselves through art, through increasingly challenging experiences, constantly beating against conformity, Jeanette and her three siblings often had to fend for themselves. Strange, lovely, sad and funny. It gets the Tolstoy stamp of approval. Zempel 231.

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The Glass Castle: A Memoir

Walls, Jeannette

Scribner. Hardcover. 0743247531 First edition, First printing. Not price clipped. NOT REMAINDER marked. NOT ex library. Not Book Club. Dust jacket in protective cover. Shipped in a box. Number line starting with a (1). Book is as nice as if it was new. Collectible book. . New.

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Walls, Jeannette

Scribner. Hardcover. 0743247531 First edition, First printing. Not inscribed clipped or otherwise marked. Dust jacket in protective cover. Shipped in a box. Complete # line 10987654321.F/F . Fine.

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Jeannette Walls

New York: Scribner. 2005. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0739458213 . Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust jacket. ; 8.1 X 5.5 X 0.7 inches; 288 pages; Original unclipped dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .

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Recorded Books, 2005. Audio CD. very good. Audio Book on CD. UnAbridged. All Discs Checked and Polished if needed. From our Rental Store. GUARANTEED to play well. MEMOIR NONFICTION ACD#77

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Center Point Pub, 2009-09-01. Lrg. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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Jeannette Walls

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The Glass Castle

Walls, Jeannette

Virago Press Ltd. Hardcover. 1844081818 Like New Condition. . Fine.

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Jeannette Walls

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New York: Scribner, 2005. Book. Collectible-As New. Hardcover. 1st Edition. This is a beautiful copy of the scarce first printing of the first edition of the author's highly regarded first book. In clean and bright pictorial dust-jacket now with mylar protective sleeve. Ships immediately from Oregon..

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THE GLASS CASTLE : A Memoir

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New York: Scribner & Company. 2005. Third Printing. Hardcover. 0743247531 . Near Fine in a Very Good+ dust jacket. Dust jacket shows edge wear. Previous owner's name inked to front end page. ; 9.10 X 6.10 X 1.10 inches; 304 pages; Original unclipped dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .

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Simon & Schuster Audio, 2010. CD-Audio. New. 5.75 x 5.06 cm.

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GLASS CASTLE

WALLS JEANNETTE

SCRIBNER. New. 8.11 x 5.81 cm.

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Jeannette Walls

San Val, 2006-01-01. Library Binding. Used:Good.

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The Glass Castle: A Memoir

Jeannette Walls

First Edition, First Printing with full number line starting with a 1. In fine condition, clean and unmarked, appears unread, in a fine dust jacket with price intact. *

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The Glass Castle: A Memoir

Walls, Jeannette

Simon & Schuster Audio, 2017. CD-Audio. New. 5.75 x 5.06 cm.

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The Glass Castle: A Memoir

Jeannette Walls

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The Glass Castle: A Memoir

Jeannette Walls

NY: Scribner, 2005. Lovely copy.. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

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The Glass Castle:

Walls, Jeannette.

New York:: Scribner,, 2005.. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine in Very Good DJ. 288 pp, 8vo. Quarter-cloth in dj. First edition. Light edgewear, few faint soil marks to textblock edges. Pages clean & crisp, binding very tight. Dj gently shelfworn w/ tiny chip to bottom of back flap joint. B&w photo of author's parents as frontispiece.

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The Glass Castle: A Memoir (Biography)

Walls, Jeannette

New York, London, Toronto, Sydney: Scribner, 2005. Later printing. Two toned grey hardcover with silver lettering on the spine. No previous owner's names, not exlibrary. Overall an EXCELLENT book in an EXCELLENT brodart protected dust jacket.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardcover.

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The Glass Castle: A Memoir (Scribner Classics)

Walls, Jeannette

Scribner. Hardcover. 1439156964 New Condition *** Right Off the Shelf | Ships within 2 Business Days ~~~ Customer Service Is Our Top Priority! - Thank you for LOOKING :-) . New.

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The Glass Castle: A Memoir

Jeannette Walls

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The Glass Castle: A Memoir

Walls, Jeannette

New York, NY: Scribner, 2005. 288 pages, 8vo. Jacket price unclipped. First Printing indicated by intact number line ending in the number 1. Minor shelfwear. DJ in mylar. Tightly bound, no marks. Volume is in Near Fine condition.. First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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The Glass Castle

Walls, Jeannette

Scribner, 2005. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/very good. As new copy with no flaws but for mild rubbing. Unclipped DJ protected with new Brodart cover. 8vo, bookseller #001262.

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The Glass Castle

Walls, Jeannette

Perfection Learning. LIBRARY BINDING. 1615630767 Like New Condition. . Fine.

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The Glass Castle: A Memoir

Jeannette Walls

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The Glass Castle: A Memoir

Jeannette Walls

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The Glass Castle: A Memoir

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