The life of glass

by Jillian Cantor

Publisher: Balzer & Bray in New York

Written in English
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  • Interpersonal relations -- Fiction,
  • Death -- Fiction,
  • High schools -- Fiction,
  • Schools -- Fiction,
  • Single-parent families -- Fiction,
  • Family life -- Southwest, New -- Fiction,
  • Southwest, New -- Fiction

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Through her freshman year of high school, fourteen-year-old Melissa struggles to hold onto memories of her deceased father, to cope with her mother"s return to dating, to get along with her sister, and to sort out her feelings about her best friend, Ryan.

Edition Notes

StatementJillian Cantor.
LC ClassificationsPZ7.C173554 Lif 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23054053M
ISBN 109780061686511, 9780061686528
LC Control Number2009001758

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Book Summary Jeannette Walls is riding in a taxi in contemporary New York City, on her way to an event, when she looks out the window and sees her mother digging through trash.

Although Mom has been homeless for years, Jeannette feels a sudden sense of shame and gloom about Mom's life and begins to reflect on her childhood and how Mom and Dad's.

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She is also the author of four books: Dish: The Inside Story on the World of Gossip (), The Glass Castle (), her first fiction work Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel (), and her latest novel The Silver Star. The Glass Castle study guide contains a biography of Jeannette Walls, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.

In the book, we first meet Jeannette as an adult living in a swanky Park Avenue apartment with her husband (in the film it was only her fiancé), and then we’re quickly taken back in time to Jeanette as a three-year-old living in a trailer park in southern Arizona.

We don’t NYC Jeannette again until the end of the book. CHAPTER I. Looking-Glass house One thing was certain, that the white kitten had had nothing to do with it:—it was the black kitten’s fault entirely.

For the white kitten had been having its face washed by the old cat for the last quarter of an hour (and bearing it pretty well, considering); so you see that it couldn’t have had any hand in the mischief. In The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls describes her life in clear, meticulous, extremely readable prose.

Her tough childhood makes some others’ claims of survival seem self-indulgent. Walls’s. The Glass Castle falls short of being art, but it's a very good memoir.

At one point, describing her early literary tastes, Walls mentions that ''my favorite books all involved people dealing with hardships.'' And she has succeeded in doing what most writers set out to do -- to write the kind of book they themselves most want to read.

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However, she is best known as the author of the memoir on which the movie is based, also titled The Glass Castle. The book, which offers a deeper glimpse into her difficult and nomadic upbringing, was on the New York Times Best Seller list for a total of weeks and has sold six million copies.

Emily St. John Mandel's new novel, "The Glass Hotel," tells the story of Vincent, a young woman whose fate we know from the first sentence, but it's. "The Glass Castle" falls short of being art, but it's a very good memoir. At one point, describing her early literary tastes, Walls mentions that "my favorite books all involved people dealing.

The Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette’s brilliant and charismatic father captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life : Simon & Schuster Audio.