[PDF] ↠ Where the Heart Is Author Billie Letts – Anguillais.us

Where the Heart IsTalk 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 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 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

[PDF] ↠ Where the Heart Is Author Billie Letts – Anguillais.us
  • Paperback
  • 376 pages
  • Where the Heart Is
  • Billie Letts
  • English
  • 05 December 2019
  • 9780446672214

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  1. says:

    I read Billie Letts story of Novalee and Americus Nation back in high school when it was featured on Oprah s book club I recently saw this reviewed on a friend s page thank you, Deanna and felt like is was time for a reread Novalee Nation is 17 and pregnant when she is abandoned by her boyfriend Wily Jack at a Walmart in Sequoyah, Oklahoma Wily Jack had promised Novalee a house in California but on the spot decided he could not deal with impending fatherhood and left her for nothing Novalee has nowhere to turn to and makes Walmart her home until the baby is born On her first day in Sequoyah, she meets three special people who stay with her for the duration of the novel Sister Hubbard, who becomes her surrogate mother Moses Whitecotton, an elderly black gentleman and photographer who along with his wife Certain acts as her grandfather and Benny Goodluck, a boy who for all practical purposes is her younger brother The majority of the book focuses on Novalee and Americus and the roots they put down in Sequoyah Interspersed with their story is that of Wily Jack and how he struggles to make it in the country music industry Novalee has never gotten over Wily Jack and fears for him the entire book, almost as though she is afraid that he will come and take Americus away from her After all, her life until moving to Sequoyah had been about neglect and abandonment Novalee meets special friends First is Lexie Coop, her new best girl friend The women are there for each other through thick and thin Then there is Forney Hull, the town librarian who opens up Novalee s eyes to the world of education and who is smitten with her from day one How their relationship develops becomes a major plot line of the book The reason why I give this book 4.5 stars as opposed to 5 is because not all loose ends are tied up and I am a sucker for a perfect ending Those who know me know that this is usually the reason why I will lower ratings Aside from that, this is a beautiful book about what is positive about rural America I was sad to say goodbye to the characters and can only dream that Novalee and Americus lead long and happy lives I highly recommend this to all fiction aficionados.


  2. says:

    I loved this book I can t believe I forgot to update and review it here Sometimes I know I ve read a book years ago but can t remember a lot about it However, that is not the case with this book I read it in 1999 when I was pregnant with my daughter It seems like yesterday It is so well written and such a wonderful book that remains with me all these years later The main character Novalee Nation a 17 year old who is abandoned by her boyfriend and who gives birth to a baby girl in a Wal Mart store Novalee was such a great character and easy to love and root for There is also such a great cast of supporting characters in this book that are treasures with a couple that you will love to hate Characters who open their hearts and home to Novalee and teach her many lessons while helping her raise her daughter Americus This was such a unique story that was so hard to put down Heartwarming, funny and quite intense at times A page turner with so much heart that I will always recommend it highly.


  3. says:

    Ya ll, this is the sweetest book in the history of books I read this one in high school, right before the movie with Natalie Portman came out That turned out to be a bad idea, because the whole time I was in the theater I was analyzing how the book and the movie differed Where the Heart Is tells the story of Novalee Nation, a pregnant teenager who s abandoned by her skank boyfriend in an unfamiliar Walmart Novalee seems to charm everyone she meets, but she is naive at times and learns the hard way that not every person is trustworthy Still, she has a strong soul and seems to prevail despite the hardships that are thrown at her Novalee, despite the weird name, is one of the most realistic characters that I ve ever read I don t know what it is about her character, probably the fact that she s so freaking sweet and innocent that you can t help but like her, but she s still a favorite of mine after almost a decade.


  4. says:

    i loved this book i have read many reviews by people that don t and the words white trash were always in there somewhere they couldn t enjoy a book about a white trash heroine i think that it s easy to judge, easy to devalue something because of personal prejudice but if you ve ever been in, known someone, or just heard about another human being in any of the situations resting in these pages, you can see the plain truth of it and it s beauty.


  5. says:

    What a colassal waste of timei m giving this book the finger as we speak.


  6. says:

    I read this book in high school and it sparked an interest in reading that was pretty much non existent until then Thanks Miss Illingworth I also saw this movie, and although it was cute, I am much connected to Letts s fabulous characters as they were described on paper She has a true gift of making you connect with the people in her stories Their real ness is something to be applauded.


  7. says:

    This book was horrible, if I could give it half a star I would It s really unrealistic, if someone was living in a Wal Mart in real life, they d be arrested, not given a job And I thought Forney was a complete loser Novalee was dumb to be so attracted to him, I think the author had way too much fun thinking of ways that God could punish Willy Jack, the loser father of the baby, because all these horrible things happen to him It makes teenage motherhood look glamorous sends the message that if you get into the situation that Novalee did everyone will love you embrace you And one last thing, I thought Americus was a really stupid name for the baby.


  8. says:

    This quirky story of a young girl who lives in a trailer in a Walmart parking lot captured my imagination and my heart The movie version wasn t bad, either Going to add this one to my reread list I love ordinary people, going through all the usual trials and tribulations that beset the human race, who somehow make it to the other side with hope in their hearts This was a fabulous read


  9. says:

    This book was pretty much a worthless piece of fluff Anything this book does, any Barbara Kingsolver book will do about 2000 times better This book is right on the border of dreadful.I must have gotten this book out of the trash I hope I didn t pay even 20 cents for it at the Social Services League Maybe I got it on 5 bag day at the Friends of the Library book sale All I can say is that any amount I paid for this book was TOO MUCH I read it when I was on a trip I read it in airports and on airplanes and in hotel rooms I left it behind in my hotel room when I checked out I didn t want to put it in the trash can, but I sure as hell didn t want to tote it home Maybe the person who cleaned my room found it and her his life was changed in some positive way I hope so All it did for me was keep me from dwelling on the possibility of a plane crash.This is one of the Opra s book club books, which is kind of surprising because some of the books in her club are actually decent Not this one.


  10. says:

    Buzzword A Thon Where Unexpected Read A Thon Read something that s been on your TBR since 2018 or earlier I m in the minority on this one, because this book has great reviews and people seem to love it I think I read a different book then everyone else, because this book was not good Where The Heart Is by Billie Letts is about 17 year old Novalee Nation who s seven months pregnant and has just been abandoned at a Wal Mart by her baby daddy The best way to describe Where The Heart Is, is its a Tyler Perry play for white people Its overly dramatic with dark subject matter like child abuse, poverty and grief being handled in the most child like and ham handed way possible Everything is tied up in a nice little bow at the end Novalee was such a simpleton and idiot that I kept rooting for her to get hit by a bus I get it Forrest Gump made everyone want to write a book about a loveable idiot but Novalee is no Forrest Gump Forrest Gump is THE BEST and I will fight anyone who disagrees I had planned to watch the movie to this book which stars one of my favorite actresses Natalie Portman but I don t think I ll be able to do it Where The Heart Is was a super fast read so that s why I gave it 2 Stars instead of 1 but I didn t enjoy this book any way Maybe I waited too long to read it or maybe I was never gonna like it I don t recommend Where The Heart Is

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