Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Glass Castle

My first summer read was recommended to me by two different colleagues. I received it on Friday and finished it within days. That's unusual for me. This is a great book. I think that some of the reviewers said it best:

"Some people are born storytellers. Some lives are worth telling. The best memoirs happen when these two conditions converge. In The Glass Castle, they have." - Chicago Tribune

"The Glass Castle will at times exhaust you, occasionally fill you with fury, and finally leave you in slack-jawed wonderment." - National Review Online

If you need a fluid, brilliantly constructed read, this is the one for you. This autobiographer had every reason to complain, and yet never once did she weave it into her stories. I'm in awe of her strength and composure.

And, let me know what you think! If you have read it, what did you think?


  1. One of Rick and Hannah's favorite books! I haven't read it yet but I am sure I will soon. The author lives (lived?) in Culpeper!

  2. Yes, you must read it!!! I believe that she still lives in Culpeper. Very cool, eh?