“The Glass Castle: A Memoir” By Jeannette Walls
(Reviewed by Jane London)
I discovered Jeannette Walls’ “The Glass Castle: A Memoir” by reading her latest book, which is a novelization of her grandmother’s life growing up in West Texas (“Half-Broke Horses”). I liked that book so much and became so invested in her family’s story, that I wanted to read “The Glass Castle”.
Jeanette’s mother Rose Mary and her father, Rex met in Texas, after WW II. He was a smart aleck, wheeler-dealer, while her mother had dreams of being an artist. They both drank…a lot and were quick to uproot their 4 children every time the law or paranoia about the law freaked her dad out. … (more…)