Half Broke Horses

Half Broke Horses - Jeannette Walls What a cool thing to write in the voice of your grandmother. Sometimes we can't fully understand who we are until we know who came before us and in this case it was interesting to see how Jeannette Walls' mother was raised and how she came to be the mother who horrified readers of The Glass Castle. I suppose it would have been difficult to live in the shadow of such an amazing woman. Lily was truly a pioneer woman, literally and figuratively in that she defied convention.

Could this be a new trend in memoir writing? A mixture of memoir, fiction, and biography. It worked in this case.