Friday, November 9, 2012

Book It - Where The Heart Is

This week’s featured book:

Where The Heart Is
Author: Billie Letts


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-thumbing 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...

My Comments:

This story makes you laugh as it steals your heart. It’s a touching story about betrayal, abandonment, shame, friendship, the healing power of love, loneliness...and the spirit of survival. As you read the book, you will discover what’s so special about Novalee who is young, naïve, funny and - despite everything - hopeful.

It’s a simple read; no fancy words or paragraphs, just an engaging story with an assortment of endearing characters.

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