In The Heart Of Texas: A Novel by Ginger Mcknight-chaversIn The Heart Of Texas: A Novel by Ginger Mcknight-chavers

In The Heart Of Texas: A Novel

byGinger Mcknight-chavers

Paperback | October 25, 2016

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Pitched as "a poor man's Halle Berry," forty-one-year-old soap star Jo Randolph, has successfully avoided waiting tables since she left Midland, Texas at eighteen. But then, in the span of twenty-four hours, Jo manages to lose her job, burn her bridges in Hollywood, and accidentally burn down her lover/director's beach house-after which she is shipped home to Texas by her agent to stay out of sight while she sorts out her situation.
The more Jo reluctantly reconnects with her Texas "roots" and the family and friends she left behind, the more she regains touch with herself as an artist and with what is meaningful in life beyond the limelight. The summer of 2007 is cathartic for Jo, whose career and lifestyle have allowed her to live like a child for forty years, but who now must transition to making grown-up decisions and taking on adult responsibilities.In the Heart of Texasis a wry, humorous commentary on the complexities of race, class, relationships, politics, popular culture, and celebrity in our current society.

A native of Dallas, Texas, Ginger McKnight-Chavers is a graduate of Georgetown's School of Foreign Service and Harvard Law School. She was a Kathryn Gurfein Writing Fellow at Sarah Lawrence College and her debut novel,In the Heart of Texas, will be released in Fall 2016 by She Writes Press. McKnight-Chavers currently blogs for the Huff...
Title:In The Heart Of Texas: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:October 25, 2016Publisher:She Writes PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1631521594

ISBN - 13:9781631521591


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"A laugh-out-loud look at growing up at any age told with honesty and warmth."—Books & Life"Funny, smart and compulsively readable! Ginger McKnight has a hit on her hands. And Terry McMillan fans can rejoice that they can add a new favorite writer to their list!"—Heidi W. Durrow New York Times best-selling author of The Girl Who Fell From the Sky"Everything is bigger in Texas-the hair, the real estate, and the drama in the pages of In The Heart of Texas. Forty-one-year-old soap star Jo Randolph manages to lose her Hollywood dream and burn all Tinseltown bridges in the span of 24 hours-literally. Caught in a PR nightmare, her agent ships her off to her Texas hometown and she desperately tries to reconnect to life beyond the limelight."—PopSugar"Ginger McKnight-Chavers expertly fuses politics, pop culture and hot topics surrounding race to create one of the most rousingly inspiring reads of fall."—Redbook Magazine"Readers seeking a peek behind the scenes of Hollywood will want to rush out and get this debut novel. First-person narrative can be tricky, but McKnight- Chavers nails it." —RT Book Reviews, Top Pick"There's quite a bit to like about McKnight-Chavers' debut novel.The bold move of writing about the challenges of a interracial relationship offers a fresh take on romantic comedy themes."—Library Journal