Author to lecture at Henderson
Sept. 10, 2012
Jeannette Walls, author of the best-selling book Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel, will give a free lecture at Henderson State University on Sept. 19.
The lecture is part of Henderson's Common Book Program, which serves as a focal point for engaging the Henderson community in formal and informal conversations about issues of importance in today's world.
Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel tells the story of the author's spirited, resourceful, and determined grandmother, Lily. The book was an immediate New York Times best-seller upon its release in 2009. Walls has received numerous honors, including the Christopher Award for helping to "affirm the highest values of the human spirit."
The book is a follow-up to Walls' The Glass Castle, a triumphant memoir of growing up in a dysfunctional, yet vibrant family. The Glass Castle has been a New York Times best-seller for more than four years, selling 3.5 million copies in the U.S. alone.
The program will begin at 7 p.m. in the Arkansas Hall auditorium and is open to the public. Admission is free. A book-signing will follow the lecture.
For more information, please contact Lea Ann Alexander at (870) 230-5305 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.