Half Broke Horses

Half Broke Horses

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A debut novel based on the extraordinary life of Jeannette Walls' maternal grandmother - a sassy, straight-talking heroine for whom saving lives, taming wild horses and beating ranch hands at poker are all in a day's work. Born in 1901 in the rolling grassland of West Texas, at the age of 15, with very little formal education, Lily Casey Smith left home to begin teaching in a frontier town, riding 500 miles on her beloved pony, Patch, all alone, to get to her job. She went on, with her husband, to run an 180,000 acre ranch in Arizona and to raise two children, one of whom is Jeannette's memorable mother, Rosemary Smith Walls. Readers will love and marvel at this intrepid woman, for her fearlessness, her courage, her wicked sense of humour. A true adventurer!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 153 x 234mm | 386g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1847376754
  • 9781847376756
  • 514,273

About Jeannette Walls

Jeannette Walls wurde in Phoenix, Arizona, geboren. Sie studierte am Barnard College und arbeitete über zwanzig Jahre als Journalistin in New York. 2006 erschien ihr Debüt, das zum internationalen Bestseller avancierte und in dreiundzwanzig Sprachen übersetzt wurde. Walls lebt in Virginia.
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144,390 ratings
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4 44% (62,990)
3 19% (26,875)
2 3% (4,603)
1 1% (1,433)
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