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Half Broke Horses

A True-Life Novel

by Jeannette Walls

Paperback, 272 pages, Simon & Schuster, List Price: $16 |


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A True-Life Novel
Jeannette Walls

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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 a 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. Includes reading-group guide. Reprint. A New York Times Best Book of the Year.