Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel

Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel Author Jeannette Walls
ISBN-10 1416586296
ISBN-13 9781416586296
Year 2010-09-07
Pages 288
Language English
Publisher Scribner
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Those old cows knew trouble was coming before we did So begins the story of Lily Casey Smith Jeannette Wallss no nonsense resourceful and spectacularly compelling grandmother By age six Lily was helping her father break horses At fifteen she left home to teach in a frontier townriding five hundred miles on her pony alone to get to her job She learned to drive a car and fly a plane And with her husband Jim she ran a vast ranch in Arizona She raised two children one of whom is Jeannettes 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 kindsagainst women Native Americans and anyone else who didnt fit the mold Rosemary Smith Walls always told Jeannette that she was like her grandmother and in this true life novel Jeannette Walls channels that kindred spirit Half Broke Horses is Laura Ingalls Wilder for adults as riveting and dramatic as Isak Dinesens Out of Africa or Beryl Markhams West with the Night Destined to become a classic it will transfix readers everywhere

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