Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Half Broke Horses
I just finished this wonderful book and had to tell you all how much I enjoyed it.
If you liked The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, you must read Half Broke Horses.
This is the story of Jeannette's grandmother, a mustang breaker, schoolteacher, ranch wife, bootlegger, poker player, racehorse rider, bush pilot mother of two. Do I have your attention yet?
The story is told in the first person (which I love) in the captivating way that only Jeannette can do. She is such a great storyteller. I was drawn into the story and the characters on page one.
This is one of those special stories that you almost hate to finish. I feel like I know the characters so well that I'm going to reread The Glass Castle. It will have a new meaning this time. Which brings me to a question.....Do you ever read a book multiple times? Has to be a great one to reread, uh?