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Could These Four Memoirs be the Next ‘The Glass Castle’?

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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 has been turned into a movie starring Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson, which came 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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