Jeannette Walls: Half Broke Horses

Author: Jeannette Walls
Book: Half Broke Horses

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From the author of the two-million copy US bestseller, THE GLASS CASTLE, comes Jeannette Walls' novel based on the extraordinary life of her grandmother.

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Robynn Just loved the Glass Castle. Can't wait to sink into this book.


Monica Robynn wrote: "Just loved the Glass Castle. Can't wait to sink into this book."

I really loved her first book as well and am glad she came out with another. I hope I get it for Christmas :)


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Kate Hartline Loved both books. I would love to talk with someone who reads this book before the read Glass Castle. Might be a whole different way to understand the charaters.


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Gwen Haaland Kate wrote: "Loved both books. I would love to talk with someone who reads this book before the read Glass Castle. Might be a whole different way to understand the charaters. "

I agree with you on this Kate! It would have altered the way we viewed Rosemary in The Glass Castle.


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Char I am reading The Glass Castle right now and I'm loving it. I din't realize it took place in Arizona and I happen to be on my way to Arizona when I started it. Loved it even more. Looking forward in reading Half Back Horses. Thank you Jeannette for sharing your story. It's very inspirational in so many ways!


message 6: by Nancy

Nancy I loved The Glass Castle and just finished The Silver Star, which I also loved. Then I remembered I had Half Broke Horses somewhere, but had not gotten around to reading it, so I started it last week. So far I'm really enjoying it. I'm not tearing through it like I did the other two, it's a little slower going, but part of that is me just not reading as much or as often as usual. I should be reading right this minute, instead of hanging out on the computer TYPING about reading!


Sabrina I just finished The Glass Castle (best book ever) two days ago and I am now reading Half Broke Horses. I am SO excited!


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Debra Sanders I read The Glass Castle years and years ago and am now finishing up Half Broke Horses. I think I'm going to have to read Glass Castle again because this explains so much about her mother--about Rosemary. I don't remember all the details of Glass Castle, so now I want to read it while the portrait of Rosemary is so fresh!

Both books really grabbed me. I just love Jeannette Walls' writing.


message 9: by Kelly (last edited Nov 03, 2017 09:16PM)

Kelly J I recommend the audiobook. Jeannette reads it herself, which adds a richness to the story that just can't be conveyed in text. Only someone from that place/time/era (not that the author was from that era but she had access to it) could understand how matter-of-factly Lily lived and could express it in the way they talked.


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