Train to Estelline by Jane Roberts Wood
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Train to Estelline
By Jane Roberts Wood

The Train to Estelline


By (author) See other recent books by Jane Roberts Wood
Format: Paperback

Checking availability...

Train to Estelline by Jane Roberts Wood

Book Description

Together for the first time as a classic Texas trilogy: The Train to Estelline A Place Called Sweet Shrub Dance a Little Longer The Lucinda Lucy Richards trilogy, spanning the years from 1911 to the 1930s, has everything good books should have: a variety of landscapes, characters of all ages and social classes, an overall tenderness that never lapses into sentimentality, and a sense of the comic amidst the tragic. Lucy is feisty, funny, and completely open-armed about life. Josh passionately confronts danger and greed and prejudice with courage and humor and, sometimes, with bare fists. Even the minor characters are so rife with color that you first turn the pages quickly to see what they will do next and, then, you turn them slowly so as to savor each page of this remarkable trilogy. I have longed for a wider world, a great adventure. And now it s here. I m so happy I can hardly breathe. So ends seventeen-year-old Lucinda Richards diary entry for August 17, 1911, starting her job as the new school teacher for the White Star school in the Panhandle. Jane Roberts Wood brings to this delightful and affecting epistolary novel a tender touch and a wry sense of humor."

Buy Train to Estelline book by Jane Roberts Wood from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781574410785
ISBN-10: 1574410784
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 13mm)
Pages: 209
Imprint: University of North Texas Press,U.S.
Publisher: University of North Texas Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 30-Jul-2000
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions...

Books By Author Jane Roberts Wood

Roseborough by Jane Roberts Wood Roseborough, Paperback (August 2010)

Three weeks after Mary Lou's Gypsy husband dies, her fourteen-year-old daughter, Echo, runs away. Numbed by grief and grounded only by her job at the Dairy Queen, Mary Lou impulsively signs up for Anne Hamilton's single-parenting class at the nearby community college. Anne, complex and passionate, has avoided the risks that come with commitment.

Grace by Jane Roberts Wood Grace, Paperback (August 2010)

In the east Texas town of Cold Springs in 1944, the community waits for the war to end. In this place where certain boundaries are not crossed and in a time when people reveal little about themselves, their problems, and their passions, this title exposes the heart of each of four families during the last year of World War II.

» View all books by Jane Roberts Wood


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Train to Estelline book by Jane Roberts Wood and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Author Biography - Jane Roberts Wood

Jane Roberts Wood received the Texas Institute of Letters award in 1998 for the Best Short Story, received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to study at Yale, as well as a NEA Fellowship. A member of TIL and PEN, she lives with her husband, Dub, in Dallas, Texas.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Jane Roberts Wood close
Roseborough by Jane Roberts Wood
Grace by Jane Roberts Wood
Dance a Little Longer by Jane Roberts Wood
» close