Walls of Steel

Author chronicles one tough granny

We criticize our grandparents for their lack of cell-phone and e-mail skills, but those old battleaxes could definitely beat us in a fistfight. With a lifetime of shoveling snow, bailing hay, and burying their own children, they’re way more badass than us. Author Jeannette Walls (The Glass Castle) knows this well. In her latest book Half Broke Horses, she tells the story of her very own grandma, a woman that broke horses as a child, taught unruly kids in a frontier town, ran an Arizona ranch, and raised two kids.

Walls’ presentation and book signing goes down at Dobson High School Auditorium. Admission is free with book purchase at nearby Changing Hands Bookstore.

Mon., Jan. 11, 7 p.m., 2010
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