Bean There, Read That: Glass Castle

Glass-Castle fixed AGAIN

For the month of April Bean There, Read That will read and discuss The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. I am pretty excited to hear differing opinions, especially after talking with a colleague who hated the book, while I loved reading it. What is it about? Well…

Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Later, when the money ran out, the Walls retreated to a dismal West Virginia mining town. What is so astonishing about Jeannette Walls is not just that she had the guts and tenacity and intelligence to get out, but that she describes her parents with such deep affection and generosity. Published in 2005; 288 pages.

If you are interested in reading this, you can nab a copy at the Reference Desk, first-come, first served.

 The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Wells will be discussed Tuesday April 23, 2013 7-8:30PM at The Classic Bean (21st and Fairlawn). As always, plan to bring cash for drinks and food as young professionals in their 20s/30s gather for discussion.

In May we are reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chobsky.

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Erin Seeger

I am the Lawn & Garden and Cooking Neighborhood Librarian who also leads the "Bean There, Read That" book discussion for folks in their 20s and 30s, facilitates the "Master Gardener" series, and the "Cooking by the Book" series at Garfield Community Center.