Saturday, July 12, 2014

Just finished The Glass Castle. I was sorry to see it end. It was basically about the author's crazy childhood, which reached its nadir in Welch, West Virginia - a decrepit, backward mining town. She and her siblings escaped to New York (which seemed to have a different energy back then, kind of gritty, lots of jobs available but also some mugging attempts). It seemed like heaven to them after West Virginia. Then their parents followed them, were homeless for a while, etc. Very colorful story.

She has another book I haven't read yet - Half Broke Horses. I'm going to give it a try.

4 comments:

This Suzy said...

I loved The Glass Castle. I also have a copy of Half Broke Horses. It's not quite as gripping as the first one, but still pretty interesting.

Bearette said...

I started it, but ended up reading The Goldfinch instead. I agree that The Glass Castle is more compelling.

Rachel Federman said...

I think I read an article on her a while back - a year ago or so - about how she took her abusive mother in....?

Bearette said...

Yes, she lives on this 200-acre ranch now, and her mother lives in a cottage on the property...I wouldn't say she was abusive, but definitely neglectful...