Book Club News - July 21

Read the Book, Watch the Movie!
On July 21 the Riverton Area Book Club will discuss The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls.  This 2005 memoir chronicles the unconventional and poverty stricken life of the Walls family. It is told through the eyes of Jeannette who describes her dysfunctional parents Rex and Rose Marie and how she and her siblings manage to survive a nomadic lifestyle in their childhood. The "glass castle" refers to the house that Mr. Walls dreams of building some day.
Walls, an American author and journalist, graduated from Barnard College with honors and was a former gossip columnist for MSNBC.com. Her book remained on The New York Times best seller list for 260 weeks.  Her latest book is The Silver Star, published in 2013.
In the movie, which was released in 2017, Brie Larson plays the daughter, Woody Harrelson the father, and Naomi Watts the mother.
The book club will meet from 10-11 am at the Riverton Village Library, July 21. All are welcome to attend! Contact the Library at 217-629-6353 if you need further information or a copy of the book; some books have been ordered through interlibrary loan.