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Reader's Digest Select Editions, Vol 173: Love in Bloom / Half Broke Horses (Large Print)
Reader's Digest Select Editions Vol 173 Love in Bloom / Half Broke Horses - Large Print Author:Jeannette Walls, Sheila Roberts Love In Bloom by Sheila Roberts — Hope, although in remission, seems permanently scarred both physically and emotionally from her mastectomy and withdraws socially. She is content to arrange other people’s flowers and love lives until Jason walks through the doors of her florist shop and is immediately attracted --... more » not to her, but to her vivacious but shallow younger sister Bobbi. Piqued, Hope signs up for a plot at the community garden and meets Amber, a young mother whose husband has also become withdrawn after losing his job, and Millie, a recent transplant from the East Coast with a self-absorbed daughter and grandkids.
Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls
"Those old cows knew trouble was coming before we did."
So begins the story of Lily Casey Smith, Jeannette Walls’s no-nonsense, resourceful, and spectacularly compelling grandmother. By age six, Lily was helping her father break horses. At fifteen, she left home to teach in a frontier town -- riding five hundred miles on her pony, alone, to get to her job. She learned to drive a car and fly a plane. And, with her husband, Jim, she ran a vast ranch in Arizona. She raised two children, one of whom is Jeannette’s memorable mother, Rosemary Smith Walls, unforgettably portrayed in The Glass Castle.
Lily 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.« less