The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls – April 2009


Title:  The Glass Castle

Author:  Jeannette Walls

ISBN:  978-0743247542

Publisher:  Scribner 2005

Pages: 304






I feel like I have mentioned this book before, but it is an amazing memoir, so I will mention it again.  April’s book is The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. 

There are many people who are turned off by memoirs these days, in light of the Million Little Pieces scandal and the Running With Scissors ordeal.  But I am one who doesn’t really care whether or not the story is true as long as it is a good one.  If the author can weave a story into a work of art…if they are able to take you out of reality for 304 pages, then does it really matter if it really didn’t happen how they said it happened in chapter twelve?  In my humble opinion, no.  It does not matter.

And so…Happy Reading.  This is a wonderful story.


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