Caballos salvajes (Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel)

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Caballos salvajes nos descubre los orígenes de la disfuncional familia Walls. Si en El castillo de cristal los niños nos conmovieron con su fortaleza y sus ganas de vivir, en esta precuela será Lily Casey Smith, su abuela, la que nos brinde su tenacidad y perseverancia ante las dificultades que atravesó en el camino de su vida.

Heroína y pionera en el Lejano Oeste americano, Lily vivió durante sus casi primeros diez años en una caseta del desierto de Texas. A pesar de la extrema...

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Overview

Caballos salvajes nos descubre los orígenes de la disfuncional familia Walls. Si en El castillo de cristal los niños nos conmovieron con su fortaleza y sus ganas de vivir, en esta precuela será Lily Casey Smith, su abuela, la que nos brinde su tenacidad y perseverancia ante las dificultades que atravesó en el camino de su vida.

Heroína y pionera en el Lejano Oeste americano, Lily vivió durante sus casi primeros diez años en una caseta del desierto de Texas. A pesar de la extrema pobreza en que subsistía con sus padres, no tardó en convertirse en una joven maestra de un pueblo situado a 28 días a caballo, lo que supondría el principio de una sucesión de desafíos en una tierra de promesas y a la vez de grandes adversidades. Tras casarse con un hombre bígamo, lo abandona para irse con otro hombre dueño de un rancho con el que tiene dos hijos —uno de ellos es Rose Mary Walls, la madre de El castillo de cristal—, y durante todo este tiempo se convertirá en jinete de rodeo, en domadora de caballos, en una despiadada jugadora de póquer y hará lo imposible porque ella y su familia sobrevivan, con su afán de superación y su encendida defensa de la libertad de la mujer a principios del siglo xx.

Jeannette Walls quería escribir sobre la infancia de su madre, pero la vida de su abuela terminó imponiéndose. Al final, todo tiene una explicación...

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USA Today
Walls recibió el mejor regalo que se le puede hacer a una escritora: una familia disfuncional empaquetada con excentricidades. [...] Caballos salvajes es el cuento de otra sardónica pariente de espíritu libre: su abuela materna Lily Casey Smith.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616050771
  • Publisher: Santillana USA Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 7/15/2010
  • Language: Spanish
  • Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
  • Pages: 467
  • Sales rank: 813,632
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeannette Walls
Jeannette Walls
For two decades, MSNBC.com contributor Jeannette Walls hid her hardscrabble past as the child of two rebellious noncomformists (who sometimes put painting before parenting). With her riveting memoir, The Glass Castle, Walls breaks her silence to reveal a triumphant story of strength, success, and unconditional love.

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Some interesting outtakes from our interview with Walls:

"When I sat down to write The Glass Castle, there was no doubt in my mind that once the truth about me was out I would lose all my friends and my job. So far, the reaction has been the opposite. I'm just stunned. I think I've shortchanged people and their capacity for compassion. The whole experience has changed my outlook on the world. My brother and I are closer. My sister Lori and I have discussed things we'd never before talked about. I'm back in touch with people I knew in West Virginia whom I hadn't spoken to since I left. My mother wants to correct something in the book: She wants everyone to know that she's an excellent driver.

"When I was growing up, I always loved animals. But it was a part of myself that I'd let go dormant as an adult. Writing The Glass Castle, I was reminded of how important animals had always been to me, and that love was reawakened. Not long ago, I rescued two racing greyhounds, Emma and Leopold, and I'm irrationally devoted to them.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Jeannette Barrett Walls
    2. Hometown:
      Culpeper, Virginia
    1. Date of Birth:
      April 21, 1960
    2. Place of Birth:
      Phoenix, Arizona
    1. Education:
      B.A., Barnard College, 1984

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