Where the Heart Is

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Where the Heart Is

by Billie Letts

Grand Central Publishing | July 1, 1996 | Mass Market Paperbound

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Talk about unlucky sevens. An hour ago, seventeen-year-old, seven months pregnant Novalee Nation was heading for California with her boyfriend. Now she finds herself stranded at a Wal-Mart in Sequoyah, Oklahoma, with just $7.77 in change. But Novalee is about to discover hidden treasures in this small Southwest town--a group of down-to-earth, deeply caring people willing to help a homeless, jobless girl living secretly in a Wal-Mart. From Bible-thumping blue-haired Sister Thelma Husband to eccentric librarian Forney Hull who loves Novalee more than she loves herself, they are about to take her--and you, too--on a moving, funny, and unforgettable journey to . . . Where the Heart Is.

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 352 pages, 2.76 × 1.67 × 0.39 in

Published: July 1, 1996

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0446603651

ISBN - 13: 9780446603652

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 13

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Where the Heart Is

by Billie Letts

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 352 pages, 2.76 × 1.67 × 0.39 in

Published: July 1, 1996

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0446603651

ISBN - 13: 9780446603652

About the Book

The #1 "New York Times" bestseller--a recent selection of the Oprah Book Club--is back. On her way from Tennessee to a new life in California, pregnant 17-year-old Novalee Nation's no-good boyfriend strands her at a Wal-Mart in a small Oklahoma town. But Novalee is about to discover hidden treasures in this small town. Reissue.

From the Publisher

Talk about unlucky sevens. An hour ago, seventeen-year-old, seven months pregnant Novalee Nation was heading for California with her boyfriend. Now she finds herself stranded at a Wal-Mart in Sequoyah, Oklahoma, with just $7.77 in change. But Novalee is about to discover hidden treasures in this small Southwest town--a group of down-to-earth, deeply caring people willing to help a homeless, jobless girl living secretly in a Wal-Mart. From Bible-thumping blue-haired Sister Thelma Husband to eccentric librarian Forney Hull who loves Novalee more than she loves herself, they are about to take her--and you, too--on a moving, funny, and unforgettable journey to . . . Where the Heart Is.

About the Author

Billie Letts is a writer who attempts to capture small-town life in Oklahoma through such books as Where the Heart Is and The Honk and Holler Opening Soon. Letts was formerly a professor at Southeastern Oklahoma State University and has taught creative writing. Her first novel, Where the Heart Is, about n abandoned mother-to-be who is cared for by citizens of a small Oklahoma town, brought Letts quick recognition. It was one of the 1996 Books for the Teen Age selected by the New York Public Library, and received the 1996 Oklahoma Books Award, and the Walker Percy Award. Letts has also successfully published screenplays and short stories. Billie Letts is a native of Oklahoma, where she lives with her husband, Dennis.

From Our Editors

Money doesn't pave the road to salvation - at least not for Novalee Nation. Stranded in a Wal-Mart in Sequoyah, Okla., with just $7.77 to keep her going and her swollen belly that holds seven months of life, Novalle must face the truth: her boyfriend left her and their dream of the good life in Bakersfield, Calif. But Novalee is about to discover the love hidden in this treasure-trove community. Swept under the guardian wings of the blue-haired Sister Thelma Husband, who delivers advice and the Bible, and the wise and elderly photographer Moses Whitecotton, she begins to feel loved. Where the Heart Is captures the warmth and tenderness of this story about love, abandonment and regeneration.

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 13

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