BLUE SABINE is a story of five generations of Holt women. It is set along the Sabine River, which divides the state of Texas from Louisiana and the Deep South. From 1867-when the Holts first came to Texas-to the present, the novel chronicles the emotional lives of grandmothers, mothers, daughters, and nieces, all bound by kinship and history. Each comes to terms with being a woman in the West, in Texas, and in her own way and her own time. In its flow and its setting of boundaries, the Sabine River comes to reflect what remains, and what changes, in the way the Holt women see their world and themselves.