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
View: 1995

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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
View: 314

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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

Ein ungezähmtes Leben


Author: Jeannette Walls
Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe
ISBN: 3455810527
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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»Hoffe das Beste und rechne mit dem Schlimmsten!« Das ist der Rat, den Lily Casey von ihrem Vater mit auf den Weg bekommt. Fesselnd erzählt Walls die Lebensgeschichte ihrer Großmutter, einer starken, eigensinnigen Frau, die Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts den »Wilden Westen« unsicher machte. Schon in jungen Jahren ist Lily die tragende Säule in der Familie Casey. Sie reitet Pferde zu, tritt bei Gericht auf, spielt Poker wie der Teufel und organisiert tatkräftig die Arbeit auf der Farm. Trotzdem ist das Mädchen überglücklich, als es zur Schule darf. Ein Vergnügen von kurzer Dauer, denn statt das Schulgeld zu entrichten, hat der Vater zwei sündhaft teure Rassehunde erstanden. Lily ist fest entschlossen, die elterliche Farm hinter sich zu lassen. Mit gerade mal fünfzehn Jahren tritt sie die lange Reise quer durch die Prärie zu ihrer ersten Lehrerinnenstelle an. Unbeirrt von zahlreichen Schicksalsschlägen, schafft sie es, mit Willenstärke und gesundem Menschenverstand ihren eigenen Weg zu gehen.

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

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

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

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?

Was nicht in meinen Büchern steht

Lebenserinnerungen
Author: Viktor E. Frankl
Publisher: Beltz
ISBN: 9783407227577
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 114
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"Es gibt nichts auf der Welt, was dem Menschen so nachdrücklich helfen kann, zu überleben und gesund zu bleiben, wie das Wissen um eine Lebensaufgabe" - so lautete das Credo des weltberühmten Psychiaters Viktor E. Frankl und Begründers der Dritten Wiener Richtung der Psychotherapie, der Logotherapie. In seinen hier erstmals vorgelegten Erinnerungen und Reflexionen beschreibt Viktor E. Frankl seine Kindheit und Jugend in Wien und seine Tätigkeit als junger Nervenarzt zwischen den beiden Weltkriegen. Er schildert die Auseinandersetzungen mit Sigmund Freud und Alfred Adler und ihren Einfluss auf die Logotherapie. 1945 gehört er zu den wenigen, die das Konzentrationslager Auschwitz überlebt haben, und kehrt nach Wien zurück. Diese autobiografische Skizze seines Lebens enthält zahlreiche bisher unveröffentlichte Ausführungen zur Entstehung der Psychoanalyse und ihrer verschiedenen Richtungen. Darüber hinaus ist das Buch ein bewegendes Zeugnis europäischer Zeit- und Geistesgeschichte.

Atlas Obscura

Entdeckungsreisen zu den verborgenen Wundern der Welt
Author: Joshua Foer,Ella Morton,Dylan Thuras
Publisher: Mosaik Verlag
ISBN: 3641207118
Category: Social Science
Page: 480
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Der außergewöhnlichste Reiseführer der Welt Der Atlas Obscura sieht nur auf den ersten Blick aus wie ein Reiseführer. Es ist vor allem ein Buch zum Lesen und Träumen – eine Wunderkammer voller unerwarteter, bizarrer und mysteriöser Orte, die gleichermaßen Wunderlust und Wanderlust hervorrufen. Jede einzelne Seite dieses außergewöhnlichen Buchs erweitert unseren Horizont und zeigt uns, wie wunderbar und schräg die Welt in Wirklichkeit ist. Fesselnde Texte, hunderte von fantastischen Fotos, überraschende Fakten und Karten für jede Region des Globus machen es nahezu unmöglich, nicht gleich die nächste Seite aufzuschlagen und weiterzuschmökern! Eine erstaunliche Liebeserklärung an die Welt, in der wir leben.

Ein Gentleman in Moskau

Roman
Author: Amor Towles
Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage
ISBN: 3843716196
Category: Fiction
Page: 560
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Moskau, 1922. Der genussfreudige Lebemann Graf Rostov wird verhaftet und zu lebenslangem Hausarrest verurteilt, ausgerechnet im Hotel Metropol, dem ersten Haus am Platz. Er muss alle bisher genossenen Privilegien aufgeben und eine Arbeit als Hilfskellner annehmen. Rostov mit seinen 30 Jahren ist ein äußerst liebenswürdiger, immer optimistischer Gentleman. Trotz seiner eingeschränkten Umstände lebt er ganz seine Überzeugung, dass selbst kleine gute Taten einer chaotischen Welt Sinn verleihen. Aber ihm bleibt nur der Blick aus dem Fenster, während draußen Russland stürmische Dekaden durchlebt. Seine Stunde kommt, als eine alte Freundin ihm ihre kleine Tochter anvertraut. Das Kind ändert Rostovs Leben von Grund auf. Für das Mädchen und sein Leben wächst der Graf über sich hinaus. "Towles ist ein Meistererzähler" New York Times Book Review "Eine charmante Erinnerung an die Bedeutung von gutem Stil" Washington Post "Elegant, dabei gleichzeitig filigran und üppig wie ein Schmuckei von Fabergé" O, the Oprah Magazine