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Where the Heart Is
Where the Heart Is
Author: Billie Letts
Talk about unlucky sevens ... An hour ago, seventeen-year-old, seven months pregnant Novalee Nation was heading to 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, ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780446603652
ISBN-10: 0446603651
Publication Date: 7/1/1996
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 150 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 6
I went into this book expecting a cute, quick read. I was right on the quick part, but it was far more than just cute. This is a book that grabs your heart and tugs every which way while the characters live their lives the best they can and learn how to love and trust again.
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Helpful Score: 4
I loved this book. The impossibility of the situations yet the likely hood that it could happen. the characters are wonderful and you feel along with them.
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Helpful Score: 3
Of course the book is better than the movie, but if you are in the mood for a "feel good" ending, this is for you! A young woman, pregnant, and deserted in an unfamiliar town finds friendship and support and eventually love, by her own acts of kindness and goodness. I think it should be mandatory for teen age girls to read. You will love it!
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Helpful Score: 3
This book is so much better then the movie. And the movie is one of the great ones on my list!! Novalee Nation finds her way through life just like we all do. However, her story seems a little harder then most. Such a well written story that will make you laugh, cry and feel like you want to go to Sequoyah Oklahoma just to see if it could be home for you too.
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Helpful Score: 2
I remember reading this a while ago and loving it. I really liked the main character and it was a very sweet book.
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Many difficult times for the main character, starting with being pregnant and abandoned at Wal-mart, but also many wonderful characters to reinforce your faith in human goodness.
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The movie "Where the Heart Is" which is based off of this book has been a favorite of mine for years, so I was eager to get this and read it.

The book is truly a gem in its own league. Quirky characters set in normal country towns will remind you of the "funny guy down the street" and your "crazy Aunt" you see at family reunions. The familiarity of everyday life is what makes this book endearing. The movie sticks incredibly close to the story line of the book, but the famous one liners are even more frequent in the paperback version.

A must read ... 5 stars.
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I have to admit, I bought this book because it was partially about Wal-Mart and i love wal-mart. In the end it was a very good story even if it hadn't had the Wal-mart stuff. This is one of the only "Oprah" books that i have actually liked and would recommend.


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