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The GLASS CASTLE by  Jeannette Walls - FIRST PRINTING with a full number line 1-10 of the FIRST EDITION - 2017 - from Collectible Book Shoppe and Biblio.co.uk

The GLASS CASTLE

by Walls, Jeannette

Condition: Book condition is Very Good Plus. Dust Jacket is Good with a crease along dust jacket spine.


New York, NY.: Scribners., 2017. FIRST PRINTING with a full number line 1-10 of the FIRST EDITION . Book condition is Very Good Plus. Dust Jacket is Good with a crease along dust jacket spine.. 6.25 x 9.25 Inches in size.. HARDBACK Also made into a Major Motion Picture in 2017 staring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson and Naomi Watts Dust Jacket will be covered with an Acid Free Clear Archival cover.

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.


  • Bookseller: Collectible Book Shoppe US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: ID#4507
  • Title: The GLASS CASTLE
  • Author: Walls, Jeannette
  • Book condition: Used - Book condition is Very Good Plus. Dust Jacket is Good with a crease along dust jacket spine.
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: FIRST PRINTING with a full number line 1-10 of the FIRST EDITION
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 0743247531
  • ISBN 13: 9780743247535
  • Publisher: Scribners.
  • Place: New York, NY.
  • Date published: 2017
  • Size: 6.25 x 9.25 Inches in size.


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On Dec 8 2011, dragonfly said:
  "I was unable to put this book down! How anyone could survive this level of neglect and turn out not only normal, but successful, is simply staggering! Even if you're not generally a fan of non fiction, you'll love this book."

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