Study Guide

The Glass Castle Part V, Chapter 1

By Jeannette Walls

Part V, Chapter 1

Part V: Thanksgiving

  • Jeannette has remarried. She and her husband John live outside the city, and they've invited the whole Walls clan for Thanksgiving.
  • Jeannette shows everyone around the property.
  • At dinner, Mom has good news: she's been a squatter for fifteen years, but the city has agreed to sell all the squatters in her building the apartments they're in for a dollar each.
  • The family talks about Dad, and they decide to raise a toast to him.
  • Mom raises her glass and says, "Life with your father was never boring" (5.1.25).
  • Ain't that the truth.