Thursday, January 7, 2010
A great read about an amazing woman!
Although The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls, came highly recommended to me and it's been sitting on my nightstand forever I never had the courage to read it since I knew the subject matter would be depressing. It deals with her, dare I say, horrible childhood.
Half Broke Horses is almost a prequel because it tells the story of her grandmother in a bio/novel style. It was a very engaging read, and while Lily never had an easy life she took the cards that were dealt to her and made them work, a theme that runs through the book. It's a story of courage, joy, sadness, all the elements of a great book!
I plan to start The Glass Castle today.