Hill Country, A Novel

By: Windle, Janice Woods

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Reading group guide at end of book. When Laura Hoge Woods died in 1966, at the age of ninety-six, she left her granddaughter a cardboard box labeled "For my Janice when I'm gone." In the box were her thin gold wedding ring, her old blue Olivetti portable typewriter, and all of her fading notes for the "Hill Country" manuscript. Using her grandmother's notes, Windle creates a remarkable portrait of 100 years of life in Central Texas, home of the Texas bluebonnet, swamp rabbits, Yellow Dog Democrats, and terrifying renegade Apaches and Comanches. At the heart of "Hill Country" are two courageous, impassioned, and ambitious women: Laura and her close friend, Rebekah Baines Johnson, mother of President Lyndon Baines Johnson. Capturing the passions of a woman's heart and the universal struggle of women seeking to make a difference in a man's world, Windle transforms historical fact-including little known stories about the Johnson family -- into page-turning fiction. ; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 469 pages; 29424

Title: Hill Country, A Novel

Author Name: Windle, Janice Woods

Categories: Literature,

Edition: 1st Paperback Edition

Publisher: Scribner: 1998

ISBN Number: 0684866056

ISBN Number 13: 9780684866055

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 29424

Keywords: LBJ Rebekah Baines Johnson HILL Country TEXAS Historical Fiction,