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THE TRAIN TO ESTELLINE

Wood, Jane Roberts

ISBN 10: 0936650052 / ISBN 13: 9780936650050
Published by Ellen C. Temple, Publisher, 1987
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Noted Texas author's first novel, the story of a young female schoolteacher in 1911 West Texas. Beautiful copy, the true first edition published in Austin, tightly bound, no names or other markings except for the author's signature on the title page, sharp corners and clean pages. The DJ is unpriced (as it was issued), not edgeworn, clean and bright in a removable mylar protective sleeve. Bookseller Inventory # 003241

Bibliographic Details

Title: THE TRAIN TO ESTELLINE

Publisher: Ellen C. Temple, Publisher

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Cloth HB

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

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.

About the Author:

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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