Thursday, December 29, 2016

Teen Book Club 'The Glass Castle', Thu 1/19 at 4 pm, Visalia Branch Library

Teen Book Club
January 19th at 3:00 pm
Visalia Branch Library
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 -…/Jeannette-W…/9781439156964