"Jeannette Walls . . . once again proves that the combination of gifted storyteller with great stories is both rare and intoxicating."-- The Cleveland Plain Dealer
Walls reimagines the life of her grandmother, Lily Casey, who by age six was helping her father break horses. At 15, she left home to teach in a frontier town--riding 500 miles on her pony to get to her post. She learned to drive a car, fly a plane, and with her husband, managed a vast ranch in Arizona, surviving tornadoes, droughts, floods, and the Great Depression.