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Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel - Jeannette Walls
Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel
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Lily Casey Smith, this novel's feisty Texas protagonist, is a frontier teacher, a rancher, a rodeo rider, a poker player, and bootlegger. In Half Broke Horses, she survives droughts, tornados, floods, poverty, a bigamous husband, and whatever else fate can throw against her. Based on author... show more
Lily Casey Smith, this novel's feisty Texas protagonist, is a frontier teacher, a rancher, a rodeo rider, a poker player, and bootlegger. In Half Broke Horses, she survives droughts, tornados, floods, poverty, a bigamous husband, and whatever else fate can throw against her. Based on author Jeannette Walls's grandmother, Lily is a plausible character because she has a voice that synchronizes with her history. This novel lives up to the still gathering acclaim for Walls's novel The Glass Castle.
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Format: audiobook
ISBN: 9780743597227 (0743597222)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Minutes: 272
Edition language: English
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Portable Magic
Portable Magic rated it
2.0 Half Broke Horses ★★☆☆☆
This book is exactly what it promised to be: a fictionalized memoir, based on the author's oral family history. It follows the author's grandmother's life story, which was a somewhat adventurous one. The story, like all good family histories, has the unmistakable elements of the tall tale (or as my ...
silverneurotic
silverneurotic rated it
3.5 Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls
From Goodreads: Lily Casey Smith, this novel's feisty Texas protagonist, is a frontier teacher, a rancher, a rodeo rider, a poker player, and bootlegger. In Half Broke Horses, she survives droughts, tornados, floods, poverty, and whatever else fate can throw against her. Based on author Jeannette Wa...
Nothing better than a good book...
Nothing better than a good book... rated it
5.0 Half- Broke Horses
I enjoyed everything about this book. I loved the way it was written. I enjoyed the story, and really getting a picture of who Lily Casey Smith was. I did not agree with everything she did, but I respected most of her choices and understood where she was coming from. I loved how the story carried...
My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it
5.0 Went back to the 1900's with Jeanette Walls and it was a fantastic time
What an amazing life Lily Casey lived. The novel hooked me from page one with Jeannette’s storytelling of Lily’s life growing up in west Texas. Lily is Jeannette’s grandmother and through a variety of resources, Jeanette’s gives this special tribute to her grandmother by writing a book about this ...
52 Book Minimum
52 Book Minimum rated it
4.0
A follow-up to The Glass Castle - Jeannette Walls now writes the story of her maternal grandmother. This book sucked me in really quickly, but unfortunately only for about half of the novel and then the pace slowed considerably. While very well-written and a solidly GOOD book, it didn't have the p...
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