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Smith, Lily Casey 1901-1968

Overview
Works: 10 works in 23 publications in 3 languages and 4,415 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biographical fiction  Condensed books  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  Fishing stories  History  Love stories  Autobiographical fiction 
Classifications: PS3623.A3644, 813.6
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Publications about Lily Casey Smith
Most widely held works about Lily Casey Smith
    Half broke horses : a true-life novel by Jeannette Walls( Book )
    10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 4,118 libraries worldwide
    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 indomitable spirit
    Caballos salvajes by Jeannette Walls( Book )
    2 editions published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 167 libraries worldwide
    "For the first 10 years of her life, Lily Casey Smith, the narrator of this true-life novel by her granddaughter, Walls, lived in a dirt dugout in west Texas. Walls, whose mega selling memoir, The Glass Castle, recalled her own upbringing, writes in what she recalls as Lily's plainspoken voice, whose recital provides plenty of drama and suspense as she ricochets from one challenge to another. Having been educated in fits and starts because of her parents' penury, Lily becomes a teacher at age 15 in a remote frontier town she reaches after a solo 28-day ride. Marriage to a bigamist almost saps her spirit, but later she weds a rancher with whom she shares two children and a strain of plucky resilience. (They sell bootleg liquor during Prohibition, hiding the bottles under a baby's crib.) Lily is a spirited heroine, fiercely outspoken against hypocrisy and prejudice, a rodeo rider and fearless breaker of horses, and a ruthless poker player. Assailed by flash floods, tornados and droughts, Lily never gets far from hardscrabble drudgery in several states New Mexico, Arizona, Illinois but hers is one of those heartwarming stories about indomitable women that will always find an audience."-- amazon.com
    Half broke horses a true-life novel by Jeannette Walls( Sound Recording )
    4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
    Jeannette Walls unfolds the story of Lily Casey Smith. Born tough, Lily shoed her first horse at age six, moved to the western frontier at age fifteen, and soon learned to drive a car and fly an airplane. Always filled with adventure, Lily's life held witness to several disasters, heartbreaks, and wars
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    1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
    Love in bloom: Hope Walker survived early breast cancer at just thirty-years-old, but a mastectomy left her with a lot of scarring--and some serious fears about dating. Hope owns Changing Seasons, Heart Lake's most popular flower shop. When it comes to love and relationships, she's able to work magic through her expert flower arranging ... for everyone but herself
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    1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
    Winter garden: The dying wish of a loving father ignites a family drama that brings two sisters and their acid-tongued, Russian-born mother together in a story that reaches back to WWII Leningrad--Library of Congress description
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    1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
    Love in bloom: Hope Walker survived early breast cancer at just thirty-years-old, but a mastectomy left her with a lot of scarring--and some serious fears about dating. Hope owns Changing Seasons, Heart Lake's most popular flower shop. When it comes to love and relationships, she's able to work magic through her expert flower arranging ... for everyone but herself
    Ban xun zhi ma by Jeannette Walls( Book )
    1 edition published in 2010 in Chinese and held by 4 libraries worldwide
    Jeannette Walls: Half broke horses a true-life novel by Jeannette Walls( Sound Recording )
    1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
    The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls's memoir of growing up in an impoverished and nomadic family, is one of the bestselling memoirs of all time. Half Broke Horses--the novelized prequel to The Glass Castle--recounts the story of the author's horse-breaking, poker-playing, airplane-flying grandmother, Lily Casey Smith, who left home at age 15 and survived tornadoes, droughts, and the Great Depression. This highly anticipated new release is a tribute to one remarkable woman--and to the many remarkable women--who lived and loved in the wild southwest
    Book Club in a bag : Half broke horses : a true-life novel by Jeannette Walls( Book )
    1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
    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 indomitable spirit
    Reader's Voice Book Club kit for Half broke horses by Jeannette Walls ( visu )
    1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
    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 indomitable spirit
 
Alternative Names
Casey, Lily, 1901-1968
Languages
English (20)
Spanish (2)
Chinese (1)
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