A Walk in the Woods

by

Bill Bryson

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Julianne William Character Analysis

A murderer kills camper Julianne William and her friend Lollie Winans in a glade on the Appalachian Trail about a month after Bryson and Katz pass through the same spot. Her murder reveals that although many people fear wild animals like bears, human beings are often the greatest threat to hikers’ safety.
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Julianne William Character Timeline in A Walk in the Woods

The timeline below shows where the character Julianne William appears in A Walk in the Woods. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 12
Fear, Danger, and Human Destruction Theme Icon
...in a glade that feels enchanted. A month later, two young women, Lollie Winans and Julianne William are found murdered in this spot. Bryson has no knowledge of this yet, of course,... (full context)
Chapter 13
Fear, Danger, and Human Destruction Theme Icon
...expect. Bryson buys a book about the Trail’s murders and thinks about Lollie Winans and Julianne William . (full context)