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Writer and journalist Jeannette Walls will be at Borders Baileys Crossroads tonight to read from and sign her book, Half-Broke Horses: A True Life Novel, which was released in October. Walls, whose best-selling memoir The Glass Castle came out in 2005, has now written a lightly fictionalized book about her grandmother, Lily Casey Smith.

Smith is a dynamic character who breaks horses at age six, leaves home to travel 500 miles and teach in a frontier town, learns to drive and fly a plane, and runs a ranch in Arizona with her husband, surviving flash floods and tornadoes along the way. Walls’ mother, Rose-Mary, an important figure in The Glass Castle, also makes an appearance here.

WALLS READS TONIGHT AT 7:30 P.M. AT BORDERS BAILEYS CROSSROADS, 5871 CROSSROADS CENTER WAY, BAILEYS CROSSROADS, VA. FREE. (703) 998-0404