Thomson ReutersAugust 29, 2013 05:50
By Bernard Vaughan
NEW YORK (Reuters) - "The Silver Star," a new novel by Jeannette Walls, stars two young sisters left largely to fend for themselves while their unstable mother pursues a questionable music career.
It's a scenario Walls knows well, as readers of her best-selling 2005 memoir, "The Glass Castle," can attest. The book chronicled Walls' and her siblings' upbringing by an erratic father and a mother who cared more about painting than parenting.