Friday, October 4, 2013

The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls

This is a moving story about a dysfunctional family that is chock full of love, faithfulness and determination. Jeannette Walls describes her upbringing in a tender story, how her and her siblings survive is amazing.

Her father who she adores was a genius and fun loving, until he decided to let booze run his life. The love she showed to him was remarkable.

Her mother was a very self-absorbed artist who didn't wanted to be bothered by raising her children.

I enjoyed this book, I was amazed at the way Ms. Wells tells her story with absolutely no whining. The National Review described it best to me......"The Glass Castle will at times exhaust you, occasionally fill you with fury and finally leave you slacked jaw in wonderment".

Reviewed by Teresa, First Regional Library

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