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Half Broke Horses
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Recorded Books, Inc. 2009
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Jeannette Walls scored an international hit with her best-selling memoir The Glass Castle. Here she blends fact and fiction to craft the tale of her grandmother, Lily Casey Smith. A no-nonsense, resourceful character, Lily lived a life full of adventure in the early 20th century. And through Walls' reverent prose, Lily emerges as a true American heroine, who survives the Great Depression, two marriages, and countless other trials.

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Edition:
Unabridged
Street Date:
10/15/2009
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781456112486
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Level 6.5, 13 Points
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Jeannette Walls. (2009). Half Broke Horses. Unabridged Recorded Books, Inc.

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Jeannette Walls. 2009. Half Broke Horses. Recorded Books, Inc.

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Jeannette Walls, Half Broke Horses. Recorded Books, Inc, 2009.

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Jeannette Walls. Half Broke Horses. Unabridged Recorded Books, Inc, 2009.

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