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Half broke horses : a true-life novel

Author: Jeannette Walls
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Scribner hardcover edView all editions and formats
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A true-life novel about Lily Casey Smith (the author's grandmother) who at age six helped her father break horses, at age fifteen left home to teach in a frontier town, and later as a wife and mother runs a vast ranch in Arizona where she survived tornadoes, droughts, floods, the Great Depression, and the most heartbreaking personal tragedy--but despite a life of hardscrabble drudgery still remains a woman of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographical fiction
Fiction
Named Person: Lily Casey Smith; Lily Casey Smith
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeannette Walls
ISBN: 9781416586289 1416586288 9781416586296 1416586296 9780743597227 0743597222 9780743597234 0743597230 9781439160534 1439160538
OCLC Number: 310397067
Description: 272 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Jeannette Walls.
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Walls's "The Glass Castle" was nothing short of spectacular ("Entertainment Weekly"). Now Walls presents this magnificent, true-life novel based on her no-nonsense, resourceful, hardworking, and  Read more...

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""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." -- Read more...

 
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