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Where the Heart Is
-Billie Letts


Novalee Nation has always been unlucky with sevens. She's 17, seven months pregnant, 37 pounds overweight -- and now she finds herself stranded at a Wal-Mart in Sequoyah, Oklahoma, holding just $7.77 in change. An hour ago, she was on her way from Tennessee to a new life in Bakersfield, California. Suddenly, with all those sevens staring her in the face, she is forced to accept the scary truth: her no-good boyfriend Willy Jack Pickens has left her with empty pockets and empty dreams. But Novalee is about to discover treasures hidden in Sequoyah -- a group of disparate and deeply caring people, among them blue-haired Sister Thelma Husband, who hands out advice and photocopied books of the Bible ... Moses Whitecotton, the wise, soft-spoken, elderly black photographer eager to teach Novalee all he knows ... and Forney Hull, the eccentric town librarian who hides his secrets -- and his feelings -- behind his world of books.

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This good was "okay"...I seemed to like the beginning more then anything else. From pictures that I have seen the movie seems to be quite different from the book. I guess I will see the movie sometime. I also enjoyed the characters in this novel. I was amazed at how strong Novalee was through everything that she went through. I was a little disappointed though at one part in the book when her mother came back and Novalee (as strong willed as she was) decided that she would forgive her again and her Mother just takes of advantage of her once again. Overall this was a heart-felt book. (Great buys for used books)
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