Half Broke Horses, by Jeannette Walls, is the June book club selection. In this true-life novel, you read about Lily Casey Smith, Jeannette Walls’s no-nonsense, resourceful, and spectacularly compelling grandmother.
By age six, Lily was helping her father break horses. At fifteen, she left home to teach in a frontier town – riding five hundred miles on her pony, alone, to get to her job. She learned to drive a car and fly a plane. And, with her husband, Jim, she ran a vast ranch in Arizona.
Lily survived tornadoes, droughts, floods, the Great Depression, and heartbreaking personal tragedy. She bristled at prejudice of all kinds – against women, Native Americans, and anyone else who didn’t fit the mold.
Register at Hawkins Library, check out a book, finish the book by the meeting date, and join this group on Monday, June 22, at 1 PM for a lively discussion. Stop at the library to sign up, or call 319-342-3025.