Archive for April, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
Central Library sixth floor parlor
Jane Roberts Wood, a third-generation Texan, grew up in Hall County in West Texas and Texarkana in East Texas. She received her BA from Texas Tech in Lubbock and MA from TCU in Fort Worth. She has also studied at Yale University and the University of London.
Wood is a Fellow of both the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. She was the recipient of the Texas Institute of Letters Award for Best Short Story. She is the author of several novels, including The Train to Estelline, A Place Called Sweet Shrub, Dance a Little Longer, Grace, and Roseborough.
Her newest book, Out the Summerhill Road, tells a story of friendship and longing. The friendship is a strong, decades long relationship among four women that spans high school through middle age. The story is propelled by a murder in a small East Texas town, Cold Springs, in 1946, and the impact the murder has on lives thirty-four years later when the only “person of interest” in the murders moves back into town. Wood will discuss the book at the meeting and copies of it will be sold after her presentation.
Reception and book signing will follow lecture.
Not Library-Stuff, just a darned good video from the employees at Apple.