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    Description"Those old cows knew trouble was coming before we did." So begins the story of Lily Casey Smith, Jeannette Walls's 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 town--riding 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 who 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. 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 Dinesen's Out of Africa or Beryl Markham's West with the Night. Destined to become a classic, it will transfix readers everywhere.


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    Title
    Half Broke Horses
    Subtitle
    A True-Life Novel
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jeannette Walls
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 166 mm
    Height: 202 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781416586296
    ISBN 10: 1416586296
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: FV, FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    DC21: 813.6
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: ENGM1075
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    DC22: 813/.6
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 69
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: P26308000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC041000, FIC014000, FIC019000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PS3623.A3644 H35 2010
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    illustrations
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Publication date
    07 September 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    [Jeannette Walls is] the third generation of a line of indomitable women whose paths she has inscribed on the permanent record, enriching the common legend of our American past."--Liesl Schillinger, "New York Times Book Review" (cover review)