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4.0 out of 5 stars No Frills, Just Darned Good Writing
Jeannette Walls does it again, sharing her family history beautifully; digging deep and not holding back. Half Broke Horses, a quick read with narrative that carries you along at a horses gallop through rough desert life, glamorous Chicago, one room classrooms. It's a first hand account of early America told blunt and to the point. One gets the feel that is how Lily Casey...
Published on 21 May 2011 by CJuniperG

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3.0 out of 5 stars Unfinished
Not sure about this book, made a start a while ago but did not exactly grip me and in fact moved on to another book. Will give it another go at some point.
Published 11 months ago by Mrs. A. M. Beard


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5.0 out of 5 stars Half Broke Ireland, 26 Sep 2011
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Brilliant read in these hard economic times. Forget life coach books, this is all you need. I wish I was half as tough as Lily Casey Smith.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An amazing woman, 29 Aug 2010
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Although Jeannette Walls describes this book as a novel, presumably because the family don't know all the intricate details of her grandmother's daily life, this is still a truly remarkable story about frontier life in the early 1900s up to about the 1950s. I'd love to know alot more. This is a woman who went to teach in the outback, during WW1 and was then told she wasn't good enough to teach because she had no qualifications, so studied for years to gain some. Learnt to drive, when cars were still a rarity and then learnt to fly because she thought it might be useful. Moved her family from various derelict farms across Arizona in order to make a living and made them profitable. Finally watching her daughter make what she considered to be an unsuitable marriage. A fascinating read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rollercoaster, 28 Dec 2010
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Frederiek "This picture was taken in the Zuid... (Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel, Netherlands) - See all my reviews
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This book reads like a rollercoaster. I could hardly put it down. I also read The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, which I also loved very much. Just read it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Half broke horses Jeanette Walls, 22 Aug 2010
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Really interesting. She has written two books about herself, her mother and Grandmother detailing their lives in America in the last century. Compelling reading.
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