Schloss aus Glas

Author: Jeannette Walls

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455810519

Category: Fiction

Page: 382

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Jeannette Walls ist ein glückliches Kind: Sie hat einen Vater, der mit ihr auf Dämonenjagd geht, ihr die Physik erklärt und die Sterne vom Himmel holt. Da nimmt sie gerne in Kauf, immer mal wieder mit leerem Bauch ins Bett zu gehen, ihre egomanische Künstlermutter zu ertragen oder in Nacht-und-Nebel-Aktionen den Wohnort zu wechseln. Mit den Jahren allerdings werden die sozialen Verhältnisse schlimmer, die Sprüche des Vaters schaler und das Lügengebäude der Eltern so zerbrechlich wie das Schloss aus Glas, das der Vater jahrelang zu bauen versprochen hatte.

The Glass Castle

Author: Jeannette Walls

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748115560

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Now a major motion picture starring Brie Larson, Naomi Watts and Woody Harrelson. This is a startling memoir of a successful journalist's journey from the deserted and dusty mining towns of the American Southwest, to an antique filled apartment on Park Avenue. Jeanette Walls narrates her nomadic and adventurous childhood with her dreaming, 'brilliant' but alcoholic parents. At the age of seventeen she escapes on a Greyhound bus to New York with her older sister; her younger siblings follow later. After pursuing the education and civilisation her parents sought to escape, Jeanette eventually succeeds in her quest for the 'mundane, middle class existence' she had always craved. In her apartment, overlooked by 'a portrait of someone else's ancestor' she recounts poignant remembered images of star watching with her father, juxtaposed with recollections of irregular meals, accidents and police-car chases and reveals her complex feelings of shame, guilt, pity and pride toward her parents.

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Roman

Author: Jeannette Walls

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455812325

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

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Kalifornien 1970. Bean Holladay und ihre älteste Schwester Liz sind Teenager, als ihre geniale Mutter mal wieder von der Bildfläche verschwindet. Für die Mädchen zunächst nicht weiter beunruhigend. Sobald Probleme am Horizont auftauchen, ergreift ihre Mutter die Flucht. Doch dieses Mal scheint die Sache ernst zu sein ... Nachdem die Fürsorge bei den Mädchen auftaucht, wissen sie, dass sie sich schnellstens aus dem Staub machen müssen. Mutterseelenallein legen sie den langen Weg nach Byler, Virginia, zurück, dem Heimatort ihrer Mutter. Dort betreten sie eine Welt, die anders ist als alles, was sie bisher erlebt haben. Sie lernen ihren verschrobenen, aber liebenswerten Onkel Tinsley kennen, erfahren erstmals, dass ihre Mutter aus einer wohlhabenden Familie stammt, und erkunden staunend das familieneigene Anwesen. Bean und Liz gefällt es in ihrer neuen Umgebung, sie merken jedoch bald, dass sie in dem konservativen Ort zuweilen anecken. Und weil sie sich nichts gefallen lassen, haben sie plötzlich den mächtigsten Mann der Gemeinde gegen sich. Ein mitreißender Roman über zwei mutige Mädchen, die sich gegen die Welt der Erwachsenen auflehnen.

The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls | Summary & Analysis

Author: Instaread

Publisher: Instaread Summaries

ISBN: 1943427895

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 36

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The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls | Summary & Analysis Preview: Jeannette Walls chronicles all the heartbreak, deprivation, humor, and love of her childhood in The Glass Castle, a memoir of growing up dirt-poor on a cross-country odyssey with her charismatic, but alcoholic, father and her codependent mother. Jeannette began thinking of her childhood after spotting her mother, Rose Mary, rummaging through trash in New York City. Her parents were basically living on the street, but offers of help were always rejected. Jeannette went home to her husband’s apartment on Park Avenue. She arranged to have lunch with her mom, who advised her to stop feeling guilty, accept her parents as they were, and stop hiding the truth about them. Taking this advice, Jeannette started writing her story. Her first memory went back to a trailer park in Arizona. At the age of three, she spent six weeks in a hospital after her pink tutu caught fire while she was boiling hot dogs with no supervision… PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of The Glass Castle • Summary of book • Introduction to the Important People in the book • Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style

The Glass Castle

Author: Trisha Priebe,Jerry B. Jenkins

Publisher: Barbour Publishing

ISBN: 1634097629

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

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You'll love joining Avery in the adventures of The Glass Castle where the setting from The Chronicles of Narnia meets the action from Alice in Wonderland. Avery dragged her three-year-old brother behind a boxwood bush and listened for footsteps in the brittle leaves. She couldn’t be sure which was louder—the person on their trail or her own heart, galloping like a stallion in her ears. With one hand over Henry’s mouth, Avery looked down at the nicest dress she owned. Not only had she torn the ruffles and destroyed the hem, but the white linen stood out in the shadowy woods, making her an easy target. If she survived this afternoon and made it home tonight—and that felt like a giant if—her father would demand to know why her dress was stained with grass and mud and tinged with blood.She would tell him the truth. The king is growing old and is concerned about who will replace him. His new wife wants to produce an heir to the throne. The only problem? Thirteen years ago, the king’s first wife gave birth to a son, and no one knows for sure what happened to him. Rumors swirl throughout the castle. For the new queen, the solution as simple: dispose of all the thirteen-year-olds in the kingdom. Except, it isn’t that easy. Avery and her friends won’t go quietly. Avery, Kate, Tuck, and Kendrick take charge of the underground network of kidnapped children, inspiring them to believe that their past does not dictate their future and pledging to do the hardest thing of all. . .reunite the children with the homes they left behind. When they discover that one among them might be the child of a man who wants them dead, will everything they work for be lost? The Glass Castle is Book 1 of the Thirteen series. Look for... The Ruby Moon - Book 2 The Paper Boat - Book 3

THE GLASS CASTLE- Summarized for Busy People

A Memoir: Based on the Book by Jeannette Walls

Author: Goldmine Reads

Publisher: Goldmine Reads

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 84

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This book summary and analysis is created for individuals who want to extract the essential contents and are too busy to go through the full version. This book is not intended to replace the original book. Instead, we highly encourage you to buy the full version. Jeannette Walls' The Glass Castle is a memoir of unbreakable spirit and salvation: an account of the life of a dysfunctional yet oddly vivacious family. When sober, Jeannette's father was creative and ambitious. He taught them geology, physics, and how to take on life without doubt or fear. When drunk, he was untruthful and violent. Meanwhile, Jeannette's mother was indifferent and free-spirited. She detested the concept of domesticity, and she disliked the responsibility that came with raising children. Jeannette and her siblings were compelled to look after themselves and fend for one another. Together, they endured. When they had settled in New York, their parents followed—not minding the fact that they had nowhere to stay—just so they could come together as a family once again. Wait no more, take action and get this book now!

Summary of The Glass Castle

By Jeannette Walls | Includes Analysis

Author: Instaread Summaries

Publisher: Idreambooks

ISBN: 9781945272158

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 26

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Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of The Glass Castle* Summary of book* Introduction to the Important People in the book* Analysis of the Themes and Author's Style

Ein ungezähmtes Leben

Author: Jeannette Walls

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453355620

Category: Biographcial fiction

Page: 365

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Die Lebensgeschichte einer ungewöhnlichen Frau, die sich Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts in Arizona als Lehrerin, Rancherin, Flugzeugpilotin, aber auch als Pokerspielerin und Schnapsschmugglerin bewährt, aus in der Familie erzählten Geschichten aufgezeichnet von ihrer Enkelin.

The Glass Castle

Author: Sharon E. McKay

Publisher: Penguin Canada

ISBN: 9780143312079

Category: Fathers and daughters

Page: 95

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In the wake of the Halifax Explosion of 1917, Penny's father must make a decision that will alter all their lives. Faced with the difficulty of finding housing for his three motherless daughters, and worried by the constant threat of disease, Papa reluctantly sends Emily and Maggie to his sister's home in Montreal. Penny, however, must go to live with Grandmama in Montreal. It's a decision that devastates ten-year-old Penny, for the life she is offered in Montreal is nothing like she imagined. It is the life of a princess--and Penny is decidedly not a princess

The Witches of the Glass Castle

Author: Gabriella Lepore

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780995679252

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 326

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A storm is coming. Mia and her brother Dino's life is about to be turned upside down. Thrown into a world of witches, hunters and magic. Can they survive?

Summary: the Glass Castle

A Memoir

Author: Abbey Beathan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781722470005

Category:

Page: 74

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The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls | Book Summary | Abbey Beathan (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book. If you're looking for the original book, search this link: http://amzn.to/2rTOflT) The story of Jeannette Walls, a woman who had to escape from her family in order to achieve true happiness. Jeannette Walls definitely lived with an unconventional family. It was a double edged sword. On one hand, her parents were talented and smart, but on the other one, they were also dysfunctional people who slowly but surely, corrupted their marriage. A mother who couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family and a father who suffered from alcohol abuse, her family environment was so negative it could only lead Jeannette down a dark path. (Note: This summary is wholly written and published by Abbey Beathan. It is not affiliated with the original author in any way) "You should never hate anyone, even your worst enemies. Everyone has something good about them. You have to find the redeeming quality and love the person for that." - Jeannette Walls The story gets interesting when Jeannette could not stand living with her parents anymore. It was time for Jeannette and her brother to fend for themselves and once they found the necessary resources, they fled from home. The Glass Castle is a story of courage, risking everything to live a happy life and that no matter how grim the situation might be, there's still a way out. An inspiring tale about a woman who triumphed against all odds. P.S. The Glass Castle is an inspiring story about some human beings, with enough determination are able to tip the scale in their favor despite how bad their situation was in the past. P.P.S. It was Albert Einstein who famously said that once you stop learning, you start dying. It was Bill Gates who said that he would want the ability to read faster if he could only have one superpower in this world. Abbey Beathan's mission is to bring across amazing golden nuggets in amazing books through our summaries. Our vision is to make reading non-fiction fun, dynamic and captivating. Ready To Be A Part Of Our Vision & Mission? Scroll Up Now and Click on the "Buy now with 1-Click" Button to Get Your Copy. Why Abbey Beathan's Summaries? How Can Abbey Beathan Serve You? Amazing Refresher if you've read the original book before Priceless Checklist in case you missed out any crucial lessons/details Perfect Choice if you're interested in the original book but never read it before FREE 2 Page Printable Summary BONUS for you to paste in on your office, home etc Disclaimer Once Again: This book is meant for a great companionship of the original book or to simply get the gist of the original book. If you're looking for the original book, search for this link: http://amzn.to/2rTOflT "One of the greatest and most powerful gift in life is the gift of knowledge. The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge" - Abbey Beathan

Philomena

Eine Mutter sucht ihren Sohn

Author: Martin Sixsmith

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 384370869X

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Philomena Lee ist selbst noch fast ein Kind, als sie hochschwanger im Kloster Zuflucht sucht. Doch statt Barmherzigkeit erwartet sie dort ein unerbittliches System: Im Irland der 50er-Jahre verkaufen die Nonnen jedes uneheliche Kind, das in ihrem Konvent geboren wird, mit neuer Identität in die USA. Wie viele andere Mütter verliert auch Philomena ihren Sohn, aus Anthony Lee wird mit drei Jahren Michael Hess. Mutter und Sohn können einander nicht vergessen, doch erst 50 Jahre später erfährt Philomena, was aus ihrem Sohn geworden ist.

The Real Thing - Länger als eine Nacht

Roman

Author: Samantha Young

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843714088

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Sonne, Strand und Romantik - willkommen in Hartwell! Jessica Huntington ist Ärztin und arbeitet in einem Frauengefängnis. Sie hangelt sich von einer losen Beziehung zur nächsten. Eines Tages entdeckt sie nie abgeschickte Liebesbriefe einer ehemaligen Insassin. Sie folgt der Adresse auf den Umschlägen nach Hartwell, Delaware, einem kleinen gemütlichen Ort an der Ostküste der USA. Dort stolpert sie in Cooper Lawsons Bar am Boardwalk von Hartwell und kurz darauf in sein Herz. Vom ersten Moment an herrscht zwischen den beiden eine explosive Anziehungskraft. Denn Cooper ist so ganz anders als die arroganten Ärzte, die Jessica sonst sporadisch datet, nämlich ehrlich und direkt. Und dabei auch noch verdammt sexy. Aber Jessica will und kann Cooper nicht ganz an sich heranlassen. Zu viel ist in ihrer Vergangenheit geschehen, ihre Familie ist zerrüttet. Und auch Cooper ist vom Verrat durch seinen besten Freund traumatisiert. Doch Jessica und Cooper können sich gegenseitig Halt und Liebe geben. Sie müssen es nur erst noch begreifen... Von den Fans heiß ersehnt: Hier ist endlich der erste Band der neuen Hartwell-Serie von Samantha Young!

Lockwood & Co. - Das Grauenvolle Grab

Author: Jonathan Stroud

Publisher: cbj Verlag

ISBN: 3641208742

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 512

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Lockwood & Co. lösen ihren schwierigsten und letzten Fall! In ihrem letzten Abenteuer begeben sich die Agenten von Lockwood & Co. auf eine lebensgefährliche Mission: Sie brechen in das mit Sprengfallen gesicherte Mausoleum ein, in dem die legendäre Agentin Marissa Fittes ruht. Doch tut sie das wirklich? Und das ist nur eine der alles entscheidenden Fragen, deren Antwort die blutjungen Agenten ergründen müssen. Erst dann können sich Lockwood & Co. ihren Widersachern, seien sie lebendig oder aus dem Reich der Toten, in einer letzten gewaltigen Auseinandersetzung stellen. Damit ihnen dies gelingt, müssen sie sich auf die Hilfe einiger völlig unerwarteter und ungeheuer unheimlicher Verbündeter einlassen. Grusel, Gänsehaut und Grabgelächter garantiert!

Koralle und Knochen

Author: Tiffany Daune

Publisher: Babelcube Inc.

ISBN: 1507172826

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 166

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Halen weiß, dass die Funken, die sich unter ihren Fingerspitzen entzünden, gefährlich sind. Ihr ganzes Leben hat sie versucht, das Prickeln zu unterdrücken, das sie Sachen zerstören lässt. Doch jetzt, als sie wieder in Rockaway Beach ist, wo sie zusehen musste, wie ihr Vater ertrank, lassen sich die Flammen nicht mehr zügeln. Halen bemüht sich, die Kontrolle zu behalten. Aber dann verschlägt es sie in eine mysteriöse neue Welt – in das Unterwasserreich Elosia. Dort kommt sie hinter die Geheimnisse ihrer Vergangenheit und kann die Funken nicht mehr zurückhalten. Während sie Elosia erkundet, erfährt sie, dass ihr bisheriges Leben eine Lüge gewesen ist. Und als diejenigen, die sie getäuscht haben, sie um Hilfe bitten, muss Halen sich entscheiden: Lässt sie all das hinter sich oder entfesselt sie die Magik, die sie alle vernichten könnte?

Throne of Glass

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408832348

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 432

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Meet Celaena Sardothien. Beautiful. Deadly. Destined for greatness. In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake. She got caught. Young Captain Westfall offers her a deal: her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament - fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Live or die, Celaena will be free. Win or lose, she is about to discover her true destiny. But will her assassin's heart be melted?