This thirteen-year-old tries to survive summer vacation in a very small Texas panhandle town.
This character will not write a letter to a brother who is in Vietnam.
This character has a profound effect on the characters of the novel despite being millions of miles away.
This character's knowledge of landmarks comes from the books read when alone instead of from actual travel.
Miss Myrtie Mae
This character is the town librarian and historian.
Scarlett and Juan
These characters have been dating a long time, but one of them is the love interest of the main character.
This character has three jobs: attorney, postmaster, and worm rancher.
This character moves to Nashville to pursue a career as a country music singer.
This character owns the bowling alley.
Sheriff Levi Fetterman
This character houses many...
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