Detail

Title
The glass castle: a memoir
Author
Walls, Jeanette
Publisher
Scribner
Publication Date
2005
ISBN
9780743247542
Collation
8 volumes
Format
Braille UEB
Grade Level
10
11
12
Abstract
When sober, Jeanette’s brilliant and charismatic father captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Her mother was a free spirit who abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn’t want the responsibility of raising a family. The Walls children learned to take care of themselves. They fed, clothed, and protected one another, and eventually found their way to New York. Their parents followed them, choosing to be homeless even as their children prospered.
Notes
Unified English Braille
Subject
Biography
Children of alcoholics
Family
Poverty
Parent-child relationship
Homeless persons
Autobiography
Women - Biography
Non-fiction