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Meet Up to discuss The Glass Castle By Jeanette Walls

  • Jun 12, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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Hello Everyone,

Hope all is well. The first novel in the Spring Series is The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls.

"The Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette'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."

The novel is 288 pages so I scheduled the next Meet Up accordingly.  Happy Reading and enjoy the novel!


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  • Jacqueline D.

    It was a great meeting to discuss a book for which we still have questions.

    June 16, 2014

  • irma w.

    Excellent! An interesting & diverse group & good exchange of ideas & discussion about the book & author.

    1 · June 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Back injury that is sidelining me. This book is great! I am determined to make it to this group over the summer!

    June 12, 2014

    • Andrea

      Sorry to hear that, I know exactly the feeling! Get better and see you soon. Take care of yourself :)

      1 · June 12, 2014

  • Deborah

    As I mentioned way earlier I started the book last year but didn't finish -- now I am nearly done. It's a bit hard remembering specifics given that I've read the book bit by bit but I'll be at the meeting. There's a slight chance I may be a tad late because of a doctor's appt. that may run late -- when do doctors ever run on time? But I'm looking forward to hearing the comments of others, particularly the writing in contrast to the last group book, "State of Wonder."

    June 11, 2014

  • Andrea

    I'll try to get there. I listened to the book on CD; it kept me company when driving to Vermont. Interesting life story. As literature? Not so much. But again a big THANK YOU. I never would have selected this on my own.

    June 11, 2014

  • Dawn L.

    I can't believe this. I'm not coming because I never got a copy of the book!! :(

    June 10, 2014

  • Miriam

    I will not be able to make it! Enjoy..

    June 3, 2014

  • Jacqueline D.

    Looking forward to it.

    May 14, 2014

  • Deborah

    Without giving anything away, I think you'll be wondering how the author got to where she is today given the life she was born into. There are other phenomenal women writers who have written in the same genre but have "unique" stories. I hate the word "unique" but at this late hour it's the word that came to mind.

    May 14, 2014

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