Since its publication in 2005, ‘The Glass Castle’ has spent 261 weeks on New York Times bestseller list, has been translated into over 20 languages and has won multiple awards. The book originally peaked at No. 10 in 2006 before its most recent surge in popularity.
Originally running a print of 40,000 copies, over 5 million copies of the beloved memoir are now in circulation.
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Jeannette Walls recently stopped by the Bookstr offices to talk about what she learned from writing the novel, and about the recently released motion picture starring Brie Larson as Walls, as well as Naomi Watts and Woody Harrelson as Walls’s parents.
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When asked how she feels about the film, Walls told Bookstr she is ‘over the moon.’ She said the movie could have taken cheap shots at her family, whom she describes as ‘very easy to turn into caricatures,’ but that director Destin Daniel Cretton is ‘not interested in two-dimensional characters,’ and is drawn to ‘complicated, nuanced’ stories.’ “It was an homage to authenticity,” said Walls.
‘The Glass Castle’ film is on general release now; pick up the book here!
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