I just finished The Glass Castle last week and enjoyed it.
Based on a true story, it details the unconventional upbringing of Ms Walls- by her eccentric artist mother and genius alcoholic father.
At times her childhood seems idyllic. Learning from nature, encouraged to read and learn from readily available books and discussions that stimulate thoughtful dialogues among both parents and siblings.
In contrast there are periods of job loss, hunger, filth, abuse and transition that bring into question the parents metal and emotional stability.
I recommend this novel as a well written, thought provoking reflection on: upbringing, parenthood and sibling relationships.
Have you read The Glass Castle?
Read any good books lately?