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Walls, Jeannette

Overview
Works: 108 works in 570 publications in 15 languages and 23,227 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Case studies  Autobiographical fiction  Biographical fiction  Western fiction  Biographies  Autobiographies  Bildungsromans  Drama 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Contributor, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator
Classifications: PS3623.A3644, 813.6
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Most widely held works about Jeannette Walls
 
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Most widely held works by Jeannette Walls
Half broke horses : a true-life novel by Jeannette Walls( Book )

98 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 5,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A true-life novel about Lily Casey Smith (the author's grandmother) who at age six helped her father break horses, at age fifteen left home to teach in a frontier town, and later as a wife and mother runs a vast ranch in Arizona where she survived tornadoes, droughts, floods, the Great Depression, and the most heartbreaking personal tragedy--but despite a life of hardscrabble drudgery still remains a woman of indomitable spirit
The silver star : a novel by Jeannette Walls( Book )

43 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 3,895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two motherless sisters--Bean and Liz--are shuttled to Virginia, where their Uncle Tinsley lives in the decaying mansion that's been in their family for generations. When school starts in the fall, Bean easily adjusts and makes friends, and Liz becomes increasingly withdrawn. Then something happens to Liz and Bean is left to challenge the injustice of the adult world
Half broke horses : a true-life novel by Jeannette Walls( Recording )

24 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 1,235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jeannette Walls unfolds the story of Lily Casey Smith. Born tough, Lily shoed her first horse at age six, moved to the western frontier at age fifteen, and soon learned to drive a car and fly an airplane. Always filled with adventure, Lily's life held witness to several disasters, heartbreaks, and wars
The silver star by Jeannette Walls( Recording )

21 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1970. "Bean" Holladay is twelve and her sister Liz is fifteen when their artistic mother Charlotte, a woman "who flees every place she's ever lived at the first sign of trouble," takes off to "find herself." She leaves her girls enough money for food to last a month or two. But when Bean gets home from school one day and sees a police car outside the house, she and Liz board a bus from California to Virginia, where their widowed Uncle Tinsley lives in the decaying antebellum mansion that's been in the family for generations
Dish : the inside story on the world of gossip by Jeannette Walls( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walls examines the history of gossip, including the 1950s show, Night Beat with Mike Wallace, the National Enquirer, Confidential magazine, People magazine, the power of publicists, the power of rumors, presidential foibles, and such writers as Matt Drudge
The glass castle : a memoir by Jeannette Walls( Book )

56 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journalist Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary and their four children lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family. When the money ran out, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town Rex had tried to escape. As the dysfunction escalated, the children had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they found the resources and will to leave home. Yet Walls describes her parents with deep affection in this tale of unconditional love in a family that, despite its profound flaws, gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life. -- From publisher description
Dish : how gossip became the news and the news became just another show by Jeannette Walls( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walls examines the history of gossip, including the 1950s show, Night Beat with Mike Wallace, the National Enquirer, Confidential magazine, People magazine, the power of publicists, the power of rumors, presidential foibles, and such writers as Matt Drudge
Het glazen kasteel by Jeannette Walls( Book )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in Dutch and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een Amerikaanse celebrity-journaliste vertelt over haar vrijgevochten, nomadische jeugd vol ontberingen in een intelligent, excentriek en disfunctioneel gezin
Schloss aus Glas by Jeannette Walls( Book )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2018 in German and English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jeanette ist ein glückliches Kind: Sie hat einen Vater, der mit ihr auf Dämonenjagd geht, ihr die Physik erklärt und die Sterne vom Himmel holt. Da nimmt sie es in Kauf, immer mal wieder mit leerem Bauch ins Bett zu gehen oder in Nacht-und-Nebel-Aktionen den Wohnort zu wechseln. Mit den Jahren allerdings werden die sozialen Verhältnisse schlimmer, die Sprüche des Vaters schaler und das Lügengebäude der Eltern so zerbrechlich wie das Schloss aus Glas, das der Vater jahrelang zu bauen verspricht
Bo li cheng bao : zhui xun ai yu zi wo de qi yi zhi lu by Wo Er Si( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in Chinese and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El castillo de cristal by Jeannette Walls( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in Spanish and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jeannette Walls, periodista de éxito, narra en El Castillo de Cristal el gran secreto de su familia. Su infancia queda marcada por unos padres carismáticos pero sobrecargados de problemas : el padre es alcohólico y la madre es una pintora que aborrece la vida convencional y no esta dispuesta a asumir la responsabilidad de criar a sus hijos. Los cuatro hermanos aprenden a cuidar de si mismos, se protegen unos a otros y, finalmente consiguen salir del círculo infernal en que se convierte la familia para marcharse a Nueva York
Schloss aus Glas( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2018 in English and German and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Für Jeannette (Brie Larson) ist das Leben ein grosses Abenteuer. Ihr Vater Rex (Woody Harrelson) holt ihr die Sterne vom Himmel und verjagt die Dämonen, die sie nachts im Trau, verfolgen. Was macht es da schon, mit leerem Magen ins Bett zu gehen, eine eigensinnige Künstlermutter (Naomi Watts) ertragen zu müssen oder in Nacht-und-Nebel-Aktionen den Wohnort zu wechseln. Sie ist ein glückliches Kind. Doch mit der Zeit können auch die hoffnungsvollen Geschichten des alkoholkranken Vaters nicht mehr von der bitteren Armut ablenken, in der Jeannette und ihre Familie leben. Und das Lügengebäude der Eltern erweist sich als ebenso zerbrechlich wie das Schloss aus Glas, das Rex seiner Tochter jahrelang zu bauen verspricht
Dish by Jeannette Walls( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a history of gossip in America, from the birth of the National Enquirer to the rise of the scoop-filled Internet, as well as a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the people who control what is seen, heard, and read
Le château de verre by Jeannette Walls( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in French and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Récit d'une enfance marquée par l'itinérance et la misère la plus sordide; mais aussi admirable portrait d'une famille d'originaux, le père et la mère étant d'une excentricité absolue. [SDM]
Bo li cheng bao by Jeannette Walls( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Chinese and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

HALF BROKE HORSES VON JEANNETTE WALLS.;TEXTANALYSE UND INTERPRETATION MIT AUSFUHRLICHER INHALTSANGABE UND ABITURAUFGABEN MIT LOSUNGEN by Jeannette Walls( )

1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die andere Seite des Himmels gekürzte Lesung by Jeannette Walls( Recording )

5 editions published in 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Mutter der Teenager Liz und Bean ist seit Wochen spurlos verschwunden, was sie immer macht, wenn sie Probleme hat. Doch diesmal ist es anders. Mutig meistern die beiden ganz allein den langen Weg zum Heimatort ihrer Mutter, wo der Bruder ihrer Mutter noch lebt und bei dem sie sich Aufnahme erhoffen
Le château de verre The glass castle( Visual )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jeannette Walls, chroniqueuse mondaine à New-York, a tout pour réussir et personne ne peut imaginer quelle fut son enfance. Elevée par un père charismatique, inventeur loufoque qui promet à ses enfants de leur construire un château de verre mais qui reste hanté par ses propres démons, et une mère artiste fantasque et irresponsable, elle a dû, depuis son plus jeune âge, prendre en charge ses frères et sœurs pour permettre à sa famille dysfonctionnelle de ne pas se perdre totalement. Sillonnant le pays, poursuivis par les créanciers, et refusant de scolariser leurs enfants, les Walls ont tout de même vécu une vie empreinte de poésie et de rêve, qui a laissé des marques indélébiles mais qui a créé des liens impossibles à renier
Bo li cheng bao by Jeannette Walls( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in Chinese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The glass castle by Jeannette Walls( )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children?s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and above all, how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary, who painted and wrote and couldn?t stand the responsibility of providing for her family, called herself an "excitement addict." Cooking a meal that would be consumed in fifteen minutes had no appeal when she could make a painting that might last forever. Later, when the money ran out, or the romance of the wandering life faded, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town--and the family--Rex Walls had done everything he could to escape. He drank. He stole the grocery money and disappeared for days. As the dysfunction of the family escalated, Jeannette and her brother and sisters had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they weathered their parents? betrayals and, finally, found the resources and will to leave home. What is so astonishing about Jeannette Walls is not just that she had the guts and tenacity and intelligence to get out, but that she describes her parents with such deep affection and generosity. Hers is a story of triumph against all odds, but also a tender, moving tale of unconditional love in a family that despite its profound flaws gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms. For two decades, Jeannette Walls hid her roots. Now she tells her own story. A regular contributor to MSNBC.com, she lives in New York and Long Island and is married to the writer John Taylor
 
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Half broke horses : a true-life novel
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Alternative Names
Jeannette Walls Amerikaans schrijfster

Jeannette Walls Journaliste et écrivaine américaine

Jeannette Walls US-amerikanische Journalistin und Autorin

Ṿals, Gʹaneṭ 1960-

Джанет Уолс

Уоллс, Джаннет

ג'אנט וולס

וואלס, ג'נט

וולס, ג'אנט

וולס, גʹאנט 1960-

וולס, ג'נט 1960-

.וולס, נ'אנט

جانيت وولز

월스, 저넷

ウォールズ, ジャネット

ジャネット・ウォールズ

珍娜·沃尔斯

Languages
English (299)

German (47)

Spanish (32)

French (22)

Chinese (20)

Danish (16)

Polish (5)

Dutch (5)

Hebrew (4)

Russian (3)

Korean (3)

Turkish (3)

Swedish (2)

Italian (2)

Portuguese (2)