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Jeannette Walls

All the Feels: The First Book That Made You Cry

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Whether or not you’re an easy crier, there’s usually one book that manages to hit you straight in the feels. For some of us at Early Bird Books, The Fault in Our Stars was the first to bring on serious waterworks (we’ll never read John Green on the subway again). For others, it was Bridge to Terabithia or Philip Pullman’s The Amber Spyglass. As for our awesome readers, The Red Fern Grows seems to have broken the majority of your little-kid hearts. In fact, other than tragic relationship stories like The Notebook, most of your first-time tearjerkers featured animals of some sort—Charlotte the spider and Old Yeller the dog, for example. And while you probably can’t say you enjoyed mourning…

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In Search of the Next ‘Glass Castle’: 4 Potential Bestsellers!

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It’s rare for a book to hit the New York Times bestseller’s list at all, let alone spend seven years on it. But that’s exactly what happened with Jeannette Walls’ acclaimed memoir, The Glass Castle. Published in 2005, the book was an immediate hit, going on to sell almost 3 million copies, win several prizes, and be translated into 22 different languages. Now, twelve years after its publication, the sensational true story is finally being turned into a movie starring Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson, out August 11th. Telling the story of Walls’ abusive, poverty-stricken childhood, The Glass Castle is the kind of memoir that stays with you long after you read it. Walls’ father, Rex, is an alcoholic who…

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