Half broke horses: a true-life novel
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Published:
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Audioworks, [2009].
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Shirlington Audiovisual
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Description
Jeannette Walls's memoir The Glass Castle was "nothing short of spectacular" (Entertainment Weekly). Now, in Half Broke Horses, she brings us the story of her grandmother, told in a first-person voice that is authentic, irresistible, and triumphant. "Those old cows knew trouble was coming before we did." So begins the story of Lily Casey Smith, Jeannette Walls's 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, alone, to get to her job. She learned to drive a car ("I loved cars even more than I loved horses. They didn't need to be fed if they weren't working, and they didn't leave big piles of manure all over the place") and fly a plane. And, with her husband Jim, she ran 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, and anyone else who didn't fit the mold. Rosemary Smith Walls always told Jeannette that she was like her grandmother, and in this true-life novel, Jeannette Walls channels that kindred spirit. Half Broke Horses is Laura Ingalls Wilder for adults, as riveting and dramatic as Isak Dinesen's Out of Africa or Beryl Markham's West with the Night. Destined to become a classic, it will transfix audiences everywhere.
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Format:
Audiobook on CD
Edition:
Unabridged.
Physical Desc:
8 audio discs (approximately 9 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Language:
English
ISBN:
0743597222, 9780743597227
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 6.5, 13 Points

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General Note
Duration: 9:00:00.
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Title from container.
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Read by the author.
Description
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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Compact discs.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Walls, J. (2009). Half broke horses: a true-life novel. Unabridged. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster Audioworks.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Walls, Jeannette. 2009. Half Broke Horses: A True-life Novel. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster Audioworks.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Walls, Jeannette, Half Broke Horses: A True-life Novel. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster Audioworks, 2009.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Walls, Jeannette. Half Broke Horses: A True-life Novel. Unabridged. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster Audioworks, 2009.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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