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The Glass Castle Part III, Chapter 14

By Jeannette Walls

Part III, Chapter 14

  • Jeannette and Brian find a diamond ring. A real diamond ring. They take it to Mom, telling her to sell it for food and home repairs.
  • Mom won't sell the ring. She keeps it to replace her own wedding ring, which Dad had pawned.
  • So the family continues to starve, and the house continues to fall apart.
  • Jeannette suggests to Mom that she divorce Dad.
  • But Mom won't do it. She says it's against her religion. And plus, she's "an excitement addict" (3.14.32).
  • Oh, go watch an action movie or two, Mom. Seriously.