Half broke horses: A True-Life Novel

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Jeannette Walls's The Glass Castle was "nothing short of spectacular" ( Entertainment Weekly ). Now she brings us the story of her grandmother -- told in a voice so authentic and compelling that the book is destined to become an instant classic. " Those old cows knew trouble was coming before we did ." So begins the story of Lily Casey Smith, in Jeannette Walls's magnificent, true-life novel based on her no-nonsense, resourceful, hard working, and spectacularly compelling grandmother. By age six, Lily was helping her father break horses. At fifteen, she left home to teach in a frontier town -- riding five hundred miles on her pony, all alone, to get to her job. She learned to drive a car ("I loved cars even more than I loved horses. They didn't need to be fed if they weren't working, and they didn't leave big piles of manure all over the place") and fly a plane, and, with her husband, ran a vast ranch in Arizona. She raised two children, one of whom is Jeannette's memorable mother, Rosemary Smith Walls, unforgettably portrayed in The Glass Castle . Lily survived tornadoes, droughts, floods, the Great Depression, and the most heartbreaking personal tragedy. She bristled at prejudice of all kinds -- against women, Native Americans, and anyone else who didn't fit the mold. Half Broke Horses is Laura Ingalls Wilder for adults, as riveting and dramatic as Isak Dinesen's Out of Africa or Beryl Markham's West with the Night . It will transfix readers everywhere.
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9781416586296
9781456112486
9781440758102
9780743597227
9781602855724
9781416586289
9781440758126
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title_display Half broke horses : a true-life novel
title_full Half Broke Horses, Half Broke Horses A True-Life Novel, Half broke horses : a true-life novel / Jeannette Walls, Half broke horses [electronic resource] : A True-Life Novel. Jeannette Walls, Half broke horses [electronic resource] : a true-life novel / Jeannette Walls, Half broke horses [electronic resource]. Walls Jeannette, Half broke horses [sound recording] : [a true-life novel] / by Jeannette Walls, Half broke horses [sound recording] : a true-life novel / Jeannette Walls, Half broke horses [text (large print)] : a true-life novel / Jeannette Walls
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