The Train to Estelline
By (author) Jane Roberts Wood
Train to Estelline by Jane Roberts Wood
Book DescriptionTogether 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."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781574410785
(216mm x 140mm x 13mm)
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
Books By Author 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, Paperback (August 2010)View all books by Jane Roberts Wood
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.
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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.
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