Jeannette Walls has the blessed curse of a debut smash-hit. With her memoir The Glass Castle selling more than 2.5 million copies, the heat must have been on while working through Half Broke Horses: a True-Life Novel. Well, fear not. Hearing her readers cry for more family lore, Walls returns with the irresistible tale of grandmother Lily Casey Smith.
Born in a dugout on hard country, Lily Casey might as well have popped out with her sleeves rolled up and her boots on. High Lonesome, as the area of Texas was known, wasn't a "place for the soft of head or the weak of heart," and maintaining the Casey homestead took about all the energy a person could muster, let alone a young girl. While her mom worked hard at being a lady, it was up to little Lily to keep the place from falling apart. Poor enough for wax paper windows, Lily developed a no-nonsense, eccentric practicality to keep ...
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