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Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel - Part 8 Summary & Analysis

Jeannette Walls
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Part 8 Summary

Part 8, "Gumshoes," began with Lily and Jim getting dentures. Lily was so pleased with her dentures that she showed them off at every opportunity. Lily began to splurge on things that others might view as necessities. Lily and Jim bought a house, a dining room table, and a car to replace the hearse. Little Jim and Rosemary hated Phoenix. Both wanted to be back on the ranch.

Lily continued to work toward her pilot's license. Jim got a new job in a warehouse. Rosemary was fully focused on her art. For the first time, Lily suggested that Rosemary try modeling or beauty pageants. Rosemary had the looks for it but not the demeanor.

Lily got in trouble for having a gun at school. Lily began to hate Phoenix.

Jim was called out to help during a major blizzard. When he arrived back home two weeks later, he...

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