Roseborough: A Novel

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In Roseborough, Jane Roberts Wood returns with a keenly observed tale of bighearted people in small-town Texas. 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. Knowing nothing of the stages of grief or the process of ...

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Overview

In Roseborough, Jane Roberts Wood returns with a keenly observed tale of bighearted people in small-town Texas. 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. Knowing nothing of the stages of grief or the process of recovery, Mary Lou begins a sometimes comic, yet poignant, journey to find Echo. Compelled by Mary Lou’s story and her strange daughter, Anne begins her own journey that can ultimately set her free.

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"Jane Roberts Wood's descriptions of small-town life resonate with goodwill. The characters she created have Texas-sized hearts as well as Texas-sized problems."—Estes Park News

 "Wood has a rare gift for transcending the ordinary. . . Her narration is seamless, and she is especially masterful in creating believable characters."—Publishers Weekly

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781574412796
  • Publisher: University of North Texas Press
  • Publication date: 10/15/2009
  • Series: Evelyn Oppenheimer Series
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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  • Posted July 21, 2013

    This book was excellent. It has a few surprises in it that left

    This book was excellent. It has a few surprises in it that left me to thinking. The characters are interesting and each of them brings something important to the whole scheme of things. We can learn so much from Mary Lou and how she handles the death of her husband and her runaway daughter. The daughter, Echo, is fascinating. The teacher, Anne, learns life lessons from a cast of unforgettable characters. I like all of Jane Roberts Woods' books and this was no exception. 

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  • Posted December 13, 2009

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    Couldn't make it through

    I thought this would be a great book. The plot seemed so interesting and heartwarming. Well, upon beginning the book I had to put it down. I could not stand Wood's writing style. I kept starting over but couldn't get past the first 30 or 45 pages. I attempted this book a few times and just couldn't make it through. I'm sure this is just a personal problem and that it has a great story line, but I'll leave it for someone else to finish.

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