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Program Type: Books/Writing
Age: Adults
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Half Broke Horses, by Jeanette Walls, is the featured selection. So begins the story of Lily Casey Smith, the author’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 fly a plane. And with her husband, 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.

We encourage you to read the book in advance. Ask for a copy at the library desk.