Her father travels to California in search of work, leaving Laurie and her brother in the care of their autocratic grandfather. Anxious to see her family reunited, Laurie heads for California. Disguised as a boy, she and her brother hop the rails and begin a long journey into happiness, disappointment and danger - when wealthy oilman W. S. Redwine takes an interest in Laurie. Laurie's heart belongs to Johnny, wherever he may be, but Redwine will go to any lengths to make a place in her life. Laurie is equally determined to find a new home with her family, and Redwine is only one of the many obstacles she must overcome in this compelling story of one courageous and passionate woman.
©1993 Jeanne Williams; (P)2005 Books in Motion
"Moving, accurate picture of Dust Bowl America...resonates with Woody Guthrie's songs and has a good, strong heart." (San Jose Mercury News)
"Gritty details and keen social observations...Williams' colorful story keeps the reader engaged." (Publishers Weekly)
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