Nowhere But Home: A Novel by Liza PalmerNowhere But Home: A Novel by Liza Palmer

Nowhere But Home: A Novel

byLiza Palmer

Paperback | November 16, 2015

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Bestselling author Liza Palmer carries readers to North Star, Texas, in the amusing and poignant Nowhere But Home.

After Queenie Wake is dismissed from her restaurant job, she returns to North Star to cook meals for death row inmates.

Hopeful that the bad memories of her late mother and promiscuous sister (now the mother of the captain of the high school football team) have been forgotten by the locals, Queenie discovers that some people can’t be forgotten—heartbreaker Everett Coburn—her old high-school sweetheart.

When secrets from the past emerge, will Queenie be able to stick by her family or will she leave home again?

Liz Palmer’s Nowhere But Home is a funny and touching story of food, football, and fooling around.

Liza Palmer is the internationally bestselling author ofConversations with the Fat Girl,Seeing Me Naked,A Field Guide to Burying Your Parents,More Like Her, andNowhere but Home. An Emmy-nominated writer, she lives in Los Angeles, and is hard at work on her next novel and several film and television projects.
Title:Nowhere But Home: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.86 inPublished:November 16, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062007475

ISBN - 13:9780062007476

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyable read. I bought this while travelling. Although I am not southern, I thoroughly enjoyed the tales of her stories of travelling around from job to job. Her writing about cooking in a maximum security prison for death row inmates was profound. Well written. I enjoyed the romance part as well in her many stories.Very entertaining book.
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heartwarming, Unique and funny The Good Stuff Totally enjoyed just losing myself in this lovely story about redemption, family, forgiveness, prejudice and hope Full of unique, yet believable and interesting characters Wonderful character development Liked the plot line that involved Queenie being a cook for last meals at a prison - could lead to some very interesting conversations Makes you think I cried - I consider this a good thing as you feel an emotional attachment to a character - that my friends is a sign of a good story Loved the humour in this one The type of story you don`t want to put down - not that it is non stop excitement - its just the type of story that you care about what is going to happen to these richly developed characters Loved the relationship between Queenie and Merry The type of book you want to hug when you are finished Made me wonder if I could grant the wish of a convicted murderer - he or she was a child once - what made them become who they were? - do they deserve forgiveness? - do they deserve to get a final wish? - so many thoughts Must read more by this author - have a feeling that I will enjoy her other works Sad that others could judge children based on what their parents actions - and you know this happens in real life No preaching about whether the death penalty is the right thing to do Could have easily turned into a stereotypical small town caricature type of story but the author is truly gifted and instead you get something real Strong realistic female characters The Not So Good Stuff A tad repetitive - nothing horrible - just some stronger editing would have given this a 5 instead of a 4.5 Made me crave Southern Cooking - I am trying to stay away from that stuff it is not good for me (yes this is made worse because my hubby is cooking ribs for his work and it smells divine in this house) a wee bit predictable - but in this case it is ok - because you are so invested in the characters Favorite Quotes/Passages `` Food that`s good, but not great enough to tolerate someone `being kind of a b***h`` is surely sweeping the Irish culinary world.`` ``Fine. Maybe I was going to point out the tragedy of One-Minute Wes being your only s***al experience. I mean what kind of whore are you?`` ``We`re finally sinking in is the knowledge that their opinions only reflections of themselves and how unhappy they are in their own lives. I should know. I`ve spent years snarling at people because of how lonely I am.`` Who Should/Shouldn`t Read Must send this this review to Jennifer Estep - think she would enjoy Anyone looking for a good character driven story that leaves you with the feeling of hope Perfect for a vacation read Those who like `chick lit`with heart - I don`t take the term chick lit as a negative thin - but lets face it guys aren`t going to get the appeal of this 4.5 Dewey`s I received this from William Morrow in exchange for an honest review
Date published: 2013-05-10

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