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Jane Roberts Wood brings to this delightful and affecting epistolary novel a tender touch and a wry sense of humor

Jane Roberts Wood brings to this delightful and affecting epistolary novel a tender touch and a wry sense of humor. 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.

TRAIN TO ESTELLINE is the second Jane Roberts Wood book I read, after A PLACE CALLED SWEET SHRUB. Lucinda Richards has accepted the job of teaching in Estelline, Texas though not even 18 years old. The letter/diary style of TRAIN chronicles the life of a young woman leaving home to begin her teaching career at the turn of the century. The reader feels like something of a voyeur following events while being privy to the private thoughts of the young woman. She leaves all that is familiar and comfortable and begins a new life in West Texas. The story is conveyed in letters to loved ones back home and diary entries.

Wood, Jane Roberts, 1929-. I'm so happy I can hardly breathe. Original book is like this. so ends Lucinda Richards' diary entry for August 17, 1911, starting her job as the new school teacher for the White Star school in West Texas. Leaf 220 this object is attached to the original book and can't ripped off. Bookplateleaf.

Jane Roberts Wood brings to this delightful and affecting epistolary novel a tender touch and a wry sense of humor. Genre: Children's Fiction. Used availability for Jane Roberts Wood's The Train to Estelline.

The Train to Estelline book. Other books in the series. Lucinda Richards Trilogy (3 books). Books by Jane Roberts Wood. Alternate cover for ISBN 0-440-50033-8. Schoolteacher Lucy Richards took the train from Bonham, Texas, where my own ancestors, including my mother, are buried, and headed west to Estelline to teach at the White Star school in 1911. Books by Jane Roberts Wood

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Jane Roberts Wood's new novel is not "The Train to Estelline. My books through UNT. The Lucinda Richards Trilogy, Out the Summerhill Road, and Out of Dallas: 14 Stories

Jane Roberts Wood's new novel is not "The Train to Estelline. It is, however, a remarkably warm and sensitive novel about the small-town Texas home front during World War II; and it will not disappoint fans who bestowed unofficial Texas classic honors on the author's first novel about a young teac. The Lucinda Richards Trilogy, Out the Summerhill Road, and Out of Dallas: 14 Stories.

In 1911, Lucinda Richards begins teaching in Estelline, Texas, where she finds much prejudice and ignorance in her one-room schoolhouse.

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Jane Roberts Wood brings to this delightful and affecting epistolary novel a tender touch and a wry sense of humor

Jane Roberts Wood brings to this delightful and affecting epistolary novel a tender touch and a wry sense of humor. Together for the first time as a classic Texas trilogy: The Train to Estelline. A Place Called Sweet Shrub. 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.

Together for the first time as a classic Texas trilogy:The Train to EstellineA Place Called Sweet ShrubDance a Little LongerThe 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.

Comments: (7)

Gholbimand
TRAIN TO ESTELLINE is the second Jane Roberts Wood book I read, after A PLACE CALLED SWEET SHRUB. Both are delightful. The letter/diary style of TRAIN chronicles the life of a young woman leaving home to begin her teaching career at the turn of the century. The reader feels like something of a voyeur following events while being privy to the private thoughts of the young woman. It is a charming book which leaves one a little envious of the innocence, the naiveté of Americans living in that period.
Wrathshaper
The Train to Estelline is told in letters to family and friends. Through the letters we get to know Lucy Richards and the struggles and
challenges she faces in teaching in the one room school house out on the parched West Texas plains. Her story was a good one and the
characters interested me. This book is the first in a trilogy and after reading this one, I had to read the next two. I like this author
and the story she told.
Ziena
I really could not read this book, it gave me a headache the way the book was formatted for the Kindle. I can not believe they charged me 9.99 for something that was so difficult to read. This is the first time this has happened to me. I have heard others mention this. Be wary.
Cogelv
this first of the LUCINDA trilogy is located 25 miles from where I grew up/and pretty much my time period//including the one teacher country school=======MRS WOOD nailed this one spot on
tref
Great descriptive narrative of the region and time as I grew up in that part of Texas.......left some details hanging.....I guess.to sell the next book??
Reggy
Love this series of books.
Windworker
A+
A delightful book that could only be written by a lady Texan! I would highly recommend it to all fans of Texas literature!
The Train to Estelline (Lucinda Richards Trilogy) download epub
Genre Fiction
Author: Jane Roberts Wood
ISBN: 1574410784
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: University of North Texas Press; 3 edition (January 1, 2000)
Pages: 209 pages