Jeannette Walls

Jeannette Walls
Photo courtesy of John Taylor

Jeannette Walls was born in Phoenix, Arizona, and grew up in the southwest and Welch, West Virginia. She graduated from Barnard College and was a journalist in New York City for twenty years. Her memoir, The Glass Castle, has been a New York Times bestseller for more than five years. Her latest book is a novel, The Silver Star. Walls lives in rural Virginia with her husband, the writer John Taylor.

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