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Thursday, August 22, 2013

True-Life Novel

Half Broke Horses

Half Broke Horses

By: Jeannette Walls

Genre: true-life novel

Pages: 263

Published: 2009

Read: August

4 out of 5

Jeannette Walls is a beautiful storyteller; she writes with elegance and vitality.  She tells the story of her grandmother's childhood from the first person view; she provides a certain closeness the reader achieves with the characters.  While the novel is written with the stories Walls remembers from her childhood and family interviews, she still classifies as a (true-life) novel because some aspects were hazy or unable to be referenced as factual.  At the end of Half Broke Horses, Jeanette herself is born and her childhood continues in The Glass Castle, which was written first (2005) and also Wall’s first book.  I highly recommend both these books.

Jeannette Wall’s doesn’t have a personal website.  However, she did just release her third book, The Silver Star, which I am anxious to read.

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