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Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel

ISBN 10: 1416586288 / 1-4165-8628-8
ISBN 13: 9781416586289
Publisher: Scribner
Publication Date: 2009
Binding: Hardcover
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Synopsis:
The author offers a novel based on the life of her grandmother, Lily Casey Smith, who learned to break horses in childhood, journeyed 500 miles on pony as a teen to become a teacher, and ran a vast ranch in Arizona with her husband while raising two children, including Rosemary Smith Walls, portrayed in the author's acclaimed The Glass Castle.

Review:
"Walls does her grandmother proud in this historically revealing and triumphant novel of a fearless, progressive woman who will not be corralled....Fact, fiction, either way, every tall-tale episode in Lily's rough-and-tumble life is hugely entertaining and provocative, while Walls prose is as crystal clear and reviving as the water Lily cherishes in the high desert." (starred review)

Donna Seaman, Booklist, 09/01/2009

Review:
"[I]n an elegant act of literary transubstantiation, Walls gives first person voice to a kinswoman born too soon to participate in today's memoir boom. She also provides further insight into how she herself got to be the tough, tender, fearless writer she is."

Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly, 10/09/2009

 

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Book Description: Scribner. 1 Cloth(s), 2009. hard. Book Condition: New. "Those old cows knew trouble was coming before we did." So begins the story of Lily Casey Smith, Jeannette Walls' hardheaded, resourceful, and spectacularly compelling grandmother, who at age ten grabbed her younger siblings and climbed into a cottonwood tree when a flash flood tore through their West Texas farm. Lily survived tornadoes, droughts, betrayal, the Great Depression, and heartbreaking personal tragedy. She bristled at prejudice of all kinds—against women, Native Americans, and anyone else who didn't fit the mold. Rosemary Smith Walls always told Jeannette that she was like her grandmother, and in this novelized life of Lily, Jeannette Walls channels that kindred spirit. "A spare and lovely memoir [whose] power stems from its childlike perspective and unsentimental prose."—Village Voice 272. Bookseller Inventory # 42605

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Book Description: SIMON SCHUSTER, United States, 2009. Other book format. Book Condition: New. 234 x 159 mm. Brand New Book. 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. Bookseller Inventory # ABZ9781416586289

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Book Description: SIMON SCHUSTER, United States, 2009. Other book format. Book Condition: New. 234 x 159 mm. Brand New Book. 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. Bookseller Inventory # ABZ9781416586289

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