A Walk in the Woods

by

Bill Bryson

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Lollie Winans Character Analysis

A murderer kills camper Lollie Winans and her friend Julianne William 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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Lollie Winans Character Timeline in A Walk in the Woods

The timeline below shows where the character Lollie Winans 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
...stops to wait 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... (full context)
Chapter 13
Fear, Danger, and Human Destruction Theme Icon
...small town would expect. Bryson buys a book about the Trail’s murders and thinks about Lollie Winans and Julianne William. (full context)