Are you a fan of Billie Letts? I am. I’ve enjoyed all of her books, but my favourite is “Where the heart is”. Meet Novalee Nation, she’s 17, seven months pregnant and has $7.77 in her pocket. She and her boyfriend were on their way from Tennessee to California, when he abandons her at the Sequoyah, Oklahoma Wal-Mart. With no place to go and nothing to live on Novalee secretly takes up sleeping in the store at night. This is in the days before Wal-Mart was open 24/7. When she is discovered in labour in the store, she is rushed to the hospital where she delivers a baby girl. What follows is an unforgettable story filled with a group of unusual characters willing to help a homeless girl.
If you enjoy this book, try “The Honk and Holler Opening Soon”. It’s also by Billie Letts and it takes place just outside Sequoyah, Oklahoma. It takes place in the Honk and Holler cafe, owned by Caney Paxton who is a veteran of the war in Vietnam. Like Where the Heart is, this book also has a great cast of characters. And if you enjoy this book we have other titles by her. Hopefully, you’ll be hooked.
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