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Wayfaring Stranger

James Lee Burke

Burke’s latest is a historical saga featuring members of the Holland family from his Hackberry Holland series (beginning with Lay Down My Sword and Shield). Following the Battle of the Bulge in 1945, Lt. Weldon Holland (grandson of lawman Hackberry Holland) and Sgt. Hershel Pine rescue concentration camp prisoner Rosita Lowenstein, who becomes Weldon’s wife. After the war, Hershel and Weldon start an oil business, laying down pipelines in their home states of Texas and Louisiana. When they meet Roy Wiseheart, an investor and veteran with questionable motives, Weldon struggles to live with integrity in postwar America.