Wakestone Books

The Tall Woman

Now in its 40th printing, this classic novel, set during and after the divided loyalties of the Civil War in the Southern mountains, describes Lydia McQueen's efforts to bring a school to her community.  This quest involves the challenges of the natural world and is entangled with the desires and ambitions of all the novel's diverse characters, including a clan of outcasts, and promises to resolve mysteries that go back to the days of the war.

"A novel rich with detail and atmosphere...the story has the flavor of the old ballads.  At times it almost sings."
-- New York Times
"A strong and moving novel...of definite stature."
-- Boston Herald