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Author
Jeannette Walls.
Publisher Scribner  
Format paperback
ISBN 074324754X
Pages/Publication Date 304/2006
Daedalus Item Code 29194
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Christopher Award winner; Book Sense Book of the Year Honor Book; New York Times Notable Book) Jeannette Walls' revelatory portrait of her vibrant yet dysfunctional family is a "spare and lovely memoir [whose] power stems from its childlike perspective and unsentimental prose" (Village Voice). Walls remembers how her brilliant and charismatic father captured his children's imagination when he was sober, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank he became dishonest and destructive. Her mother was a free spirit who abhorred domesticity, leaving the Walls children—Jeannette, Brian, Lori, and Maureen—to take care of themselves. They fed, clothed, and protected one another, eventually finding their way to New York. Then their parents followed them, choosing to be homeless even as their children prospered.

"Memoirs are our modern fairy tales…. The autobiographer is faced with the daunting challenge of attempting to understand, forgive, and even love the witch."—NYTBR

 
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