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The Resource Half broke horses, Jeannette Walls

Half broke horses, Jeannette Walls

Label
Half broke horses
Title
Half broke horses
Statement of responsibility
Jeannette Walls
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Those old cows knew trouble was coming before we did." So begins the story of Lily Casey Smith, Jeannette Walls' 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 to get to her post. She learned to drive a car, fly a plane, and with her husband, managed a vast ranch in Arizona. She raised two children, one of whom 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, or anyone else who didn't fit the mold. Riveting and dramatic, Half Broke Horses will transfix readers
Summary
Presents a novel based on the life of the author's grandmother, Lily Casey Smith, who learned to break horses in childhood, journeyed five hundred miles as a teen to become a teacher, and ran a vast ranch in Arizona with her husband while raising two children
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2009
Biography type
contains biographical information
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324337
Cataloging source
DLC
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Walls, Jeannette
Dewey number
813.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Smith, Lily Casey
  • Biographical fiction
  • Horses
  • Texas
  • Arizona
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a true-life novel
Label
Half broke horses, Jeannette Walls
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000044265312
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
390 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781602855724
Isbn Type
(library binding : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009021576
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)354854399
Label
Half broke horses, Jeannette Walls
Publication
Control code
000044265312
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
390 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781602855724
Isbn Type
(library binding : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009021576
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)354854399

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