Monday, June 14, 2010

Half Broke Horses: A True Life Novel

Half Broke Horses: A True Life Novel by Jeannette Walls tells the story of her grandmother on her mother's side. It's sort of a follow-up to her previous memoir The Glass Castle. I really think it's necessary to have read that book before reading this one because as dysfunctional as Ms. Walls family was, it's amazing that her grandmother is so practical!

I loved reading how Granny just got stuff done, no matter what it took. She was just a matter of fact, hard working lady and Jeannette Walls tells her story with admiration and really brings the lady to life, even though she seems larger than life!

Of course, since Granny died when Jeannette was young, the author has decided to call it a "true life novel" because she's not certain what stories from her family are true and what is fiction, which puts a bit of a damper on things.

Still, it's a quick, enjoyable read and a great look into how a strong woman survives in the wild west.

This one's on my Kindle.

1 comment:

  1. Ohhhh, I really want to read this! Loved The Glass Castle.