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Half Broke Horses, Fall 2012

Half Broke Horses by Jeannette WallsLily survived tornadoes, droughts, floods, the Great Depression, and the most heartbreaking personal tragedy. She bristled at prejudice of all kinds—against women, Native Americans, and anyone else who didn’t fit the mold. Rosemary Smith Walls always told Jeannette that she was like her grandmother, and in this true-life novel, Jeannette Walls channels that kindred spirit. Half Broke Horses is Laura Ingalls Wilder for adults, as riveting and dramatic as Isak Dinesen’s Out of Africa or Beryl Markham’s West with the Night. Destined to become a classic, it will transfix readers everywhere. (

Campus Activities

September 19, 2012:
Jeannette Walls
"Half-Broke Horses: Knowing How to Fall"
Public lecture and book signing.
7:00 p.m. Arkansas Hall Auditorium

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