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  • 26 of 26 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Festus Public. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Festus Public Library.

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1 current hold with 26 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Festus Public Library 362.820 Walls (Text) 32017000079471 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Festus Public Library 362.820 Walls (Text) 32017000079472 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

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General Note:
Publisher, publishing date and paging may vary.
Includes a preview of the author's book : Half broke horses.
Summary, etc.:
In the tradition of Mary Karr's "The Liars' Club" and Rick Bragg's "All Over But the Shouting," Jeannette Walls has written a stunning and life-affirming memoir about surviving a willfully impoverished, eccentric and severely misguided family. The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.
Target Audience Note:
1010L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 5.9 12 105049.
Awards Note:
New York Times Best Seller, Non-fiction 2017
Subject: Walls, Jeannette.
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