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Spoken Sound
Author Walls, Jeannette.

Title The glass castle [sound recording] : a memoir / Jeannette Walls.

Imprint New York : Simon & Schuster, 2010.

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Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 PHS AV Material  CD CB 362.82 WALLS    ---  Lost and Paid
Edition Unabridged.
Description 8 sound discs (ca. 9 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performer Read by the author.
Summary Journalist Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary and their four children lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, and camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family. When the money ran out, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town Rex had tried to escape. As the dysfunction escalated, the children had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they found the resources and will to leave home. Yet Walls describes her parents with deep affection in this tale of unconditional love in a family that, despite its profound flaws, gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life.
Study Program AR RL 5.9 12.0 PHS
Subject Walls, Jeannette.
Children of alcoholics -- United States -- Biography.
Children of alcoholics -- West Virginia -- Welch -- Biography.
Dysfunctional families -- United States -- Case studies.
Dysfunctional families -- West Virginia -- Welch -- Case studies.
Poor -- West Virginia -- Welch -- Biography.
Homeless persons -- Family relationships -- New York (State) -- New York.
ISBN 1442339705
9781442339705
Music No. DC952 Recorded Books

 
    
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