Friday, January 21, 2011

Lisa Jones' Broken: A Love Story

Wanting to learn more about Stan Addison's methods of gentling wild horses and his healing abilities, Lisa Jones, a freelance journalist, comes to Wind River Indian Reservation. Jones had originally featured the quadriplegic Native American horse gentler in a Smithsonian magazine article. Broken does more than chronicle his Addison's life, which is amazing in itself. Broken aslo reveals Lisa's emotional life--the psychological hangups that have precluded her from committing to anything or anyone. Lisa bravely reveals all her vulnerabilities and honestly explores her deepening spirituality. If you liked Eat, Pray, Love, you will definitely like this memoir that takes a sometimes bohemian woman into one of the most broken places in America. Broken explores the notion of God, race, healing, and redemption. All in all, it would make an excellent book discussion book.
Review by Chantal Walvoord