Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel

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Scribner Book Company
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6.27 X 9.22 X 0.94 inches | 1.09 pounds

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About the Author
Jeannette Walls graduated from Barnard College and was a journalist in New York. Her memoir, The Glass Castle, has been a New York Times bestseller for more than eight years. She is also the author of the instant New York Times bestsellers The Silver Star and Half Broke Horses, which was named one of the ten best books of 2009 by the editors of The New York Times Book Review. Walls lives in rural Virginia with her husband, the writer John Taylor.
Praise for Half Broke Horses

"Jeannette Walls . . . once again proves that the combination of gifted storyteller with great stories is both rare and intoxicating."
--Janet Okoben, The Cleveland Plain Dealer

"[An] eloquent tribute to a pragmatic heroine . . . A powerhouse--fast-moving, fearless and impossible to forget."
--Michelle Green, People

"[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

"Half Broke Horses [is] the tale of yet another free-spirited wisecracking relative, her maternal grandmother, Lily Casey Smith. Think a rifle-toting, horse-breaking Annie Oakley in a biplane."
--Craig Wilson, USA Today

"Walls [is] ... a pretty doggone good storyteller."
--Janet Maslin, New York Times

"Hugely entertaining and provocative... A triumphant novel of a fearless, progressive woman who will not be corralled."
--Donna Seaman, Booklist starred review

"Lily Casey Smith is one astonishing woman...a half-broke horse herself who's clearly passed on her best traits to her granddaughter. Told in a natural, offhand voice that is utterly enthralling, this is essential reading for anyone who loves good fiction."
--Library Journal

"One of those heartwarming stories about indomitable women that will always find an audience."
--Publisher's Weekly

"Walls knows how to tell a story with love and grit."