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Jeannette Walls' The glass castle [electronic resource].

Prout, Katie, author (Author). Walls, Jeannette. Glass castle. (Added Author). hoopla digital. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781614645528 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1614645523 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: [United States] : Hyperink : 2011.

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Restrictions on Access Note: Digital content provided by hoopla.
Summary, etc.: When The Glass Castle made the bestseller list and book groups everywhere were featuring it as their headliner, I shied away from the book. As a writer, and an instructor of literature, I tend to be skeptical of the bestseller list. Undoubtedly these are entertaining books, but I usually can't come up with a solid rationale for teaching them to a writing or literature class. So I didn't read The Glass Castle when it was at its most popular. However, when I started teaching memoir writing classes, The Glass Castle came to mind. I decided to give it a try. Reading it, I was surprised at how intense the book was, but also how deeply it resonated with its reader, and how engaging the prose was. I started teaching it to show students how to be courageous in their writing and write with honesty but in a way that pulls in their readers. What I most admired about Jeannette Walls was her ability to be forgiving and compassionate in her telling of the story.
System Details Note: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Walls, Jeannette.
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