The Train to Estelline

The Train to Estelline

by Jane Roberts Wood

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781574410785
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
Publication date: 01/28/2000
Series: Lucinda Richards Trilogy Series
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 209
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

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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The Train to Estelline 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The road of life always turns to a tolerable direction.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Lucy Richards leaves her hometown for the wild praries of Texas,to be a schoolmarm. When she gets there she finds the man of her dreams! She also discovers all of the different personalities of her students! As the story continues, Lucy realizes that everything isn't as it seems. The people around her have different expectations, and her demanding and beautiful sister takes something Lucy thought she loved. I know this is probably a book for an adult to review, but everytime I looked at it the page just need my review! I really loved this book becuase it was written as letters from Lucy to her friends and family! I also really enjoyed it becuase Lucy, like me, is really fiesty!If you are a person who gets really depressed when a happy ending doesn't the sequel...DANCE A LITTLE LONGER!!! I hope you get a chance to read this book!