Just finished Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls. I didn't take a cover photo and though I have the book with me, I'm on the bus and just put it away in my backpack and can't be assed to bother folks by fishing around again just to snap and put it away again. Oh well.

I enjoyed the book. It's pretty far outside my usual range being both based on real life and historical. It's written as if a memoir by the author's grandmother who was born in 1901 in far west Texas. Most of the action takes place in New Mexico and Arizona. Lily Casey led a hard, but impressive life. She was a real badass. Though clearly a product of her time: There's some casual racism in the book presented as normal, for instance.


It's a book about the West after the death of the West, as it were. If you like stories about badass ladies making the best of a really tough life, you should check this one out.

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