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Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls - Hardcover - 2009 - from Redbrick Books (SKU: 011361)

Half Broke Horses

Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls - Hardcover - 2009 - from Redbrick Books (SKU: 011361)
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Half Broke Horses

by Jeannette Walls

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
Condition
Very Good/Very Good
ISBN 10
1416586288
ISBN 13
9781416586289
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Scribner, 2009. normal wear contents clean--------a true life story of Lily Casey Smith as told by her grandaughter. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

Synopsis

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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Details

Bookseller
Redbrick Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
011361
Title
Half Broke Horses
Author
Jeannette Walls
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
1416586288
ISBN 13
9781416586289
Publisher
Scribner
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
2009
Size
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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