13 Mar Welcome!
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!