The Glass Castle

Introduction

The Glass Castle is a 2005 memoir by Jeannette Walls. The book recounts Walls' and her siblings' unconventional, poverty-stricken upbringing at the hands of their deeply dysfunctional parents.

The memoir spent a total of 261 weeks on The New York Times Best Seller list[1][2] and is now under development as a film by Paramount.[3] By late 2007, The Glass Castle had sold over 2.7 million copies, had been translated into 22 languages, and received the Christopher Award, the American Library Association's Alex Award (2006) and the Books for Better Living Award.[4]


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