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Lu Ann Hampton Laverty Oberlander. Preston Jones

Lu Ann Hampton Laverty Oberlander.

Preston Jones

Published January 28th 1998
ISBN : 9780822207054
Paperback
64 pages
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The place is Bradleyville, a small town in West Texas, where Lu Ann Hampton, seventeen and a high-school cheerleader, dreams of far off places, but settles for marriage with a friend of her Korean War veteran brother. In the following act, ten yearsMoreThe place is Bradleyville, a small town in West Texas, where Lu Ann Hampton, seventeen and a high-school cheerleader, dreams of far off places, but settles for marriage with a friend of her Korean War veteran brother. In the following act, ten years later, now divorced and working as a beauty technician, Lu Ann meets and marries Corky Oberlander, only to lose him in a fatal auto accident. Then a decade later again, we find Lu Ann in Bradleyville, with her teenage daughter, her alcoholic brother, and a mother who has been enfeebled by a stroke. In a moving scene she is visited by her high-school sweetheart, who has become a successful preacher, and as they review the past it becomes eloquently clear that Lu Anns life has come full circle - with her hopes and dreams sacrificed to the realities of everyday life, and with only her resolute spirit to sustain her towards the inevitable grayness of the future.