6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
No Frills, Just Darned Good Writing,
This review is from: Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel (Hardcover)
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 Smith would have wanted her life to be told, no frills, just darned good writing. This book makes you think of where you come from, of your ancestors and what runs in your own blood.