The Glass Castle

Jeannette Walls

Date Published

Meaning of the Title
It refers to the dream that Dad had once his family is financially solvent - to build a glass home. He designs blueprints and swears that someday he will build the house. Everyone knows it will never happen.

The Places: Nevada, Arizona, California, West Virginia, and New York. The time: 1957 through 2005

Jeannette Walls

Rex and Rose Mary Walls

The mood is at times troubling and even quite sad, but for the most part is continuously hopeful ........


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