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What am I reading?  The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

   What a fantastic memoir!  I was impressed with this author’s ability to be so brutally honest about poverty, abuse, neglect, and homelessness without judgement.  At the end, she describes candle flames “dancing along the border between turbulence and order.”  She does create order out of chaos in this brave telling of a harsh story. I was fascinated with Jeannette’s mom who put her painting before more domestic pursuits and her father who was “developing a technology to burn low-grade bituminous coal.”  Such indulgent pursuits on their part, yet so laudable too. Glad I finally got around to reading this great memoir!

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  • Debra Gilley
    Posted at 23:47h, 17 March Reply

    Hi Margherita,
    You’ve convinced me that “The Glass Castle” should be the next book I read. Most recently I’ve been reading “Devotions – the Collected Poems of Mary Oliver”. She has been my favorite poet for many years. I’d be interested to read some of your poetry if you ever decide to share it on this site. I’ll be checking in from time to time and I wish you every success with your writing.

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