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Billie Letts Books In Order

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Where the Heart Is (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Honk and Holler Opening Soon (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shoot the Moon (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Made in the U.S.A. (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Unadvertised Special (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon

Billie Letts is a published author from America. She was born in Tulsa in Oklahoma.

Billie did not always start out as a writer of fiction. Earlier in her career, she was a professor and taught at Southeastern OK State University. Later she was married to her husband. Sadly, Dennis Letts passed away in 2008.

Billie Letts continues to be the mother of two grown children. She first became a published author herself in 1995. This is when Where the Heart Is came out. It was made into a 2000 movie starring Natalie Portman and Ashley Judd.

Letts’s second novel came out three years later. Shoot the Moon came out in 2004 and four years later, she came out with another. Despite all her business in the fiction genre, this writer also had some time to explore the non-fiction genre as well and wrote a book about her experience with mail from fans and more.

If you enjoy unique books that take you on a journey, then you might want to check out Where the Heart Is. This is the first fictional novel from this author and is an interesting foray into what can happen when life has a mind of its own.

Meet the main character of Novalee Nation in this book that finds this young woman fending for herself on an adventure that might just end in disaster. She is seventeen and she also happens to be pregnant. Things really didn’t need to turn out this way, but sometimes you make plans and what ends up happening is vastly different than what you imagined they would.

It was just an hour before that she was on her way now going to California with the assistance of companion. Her boyfriend was by her side but now everything has changed. It’s just sixty minutes later and she finds herself standing at a Wal-Mart store in Oklahoma. That would not be so bad but she really does not have any money to her name other than seven dollars and seventy seven cents.

Now she seems to have no other place to go than the area of Sequoyah. It seems that she is going to be forced to settle down for a little while. This small town is a gem set in the Southwest. You may not have ever heard of it before but this is where a lot of treasures seem to be hiding, and she never had even heard of it.

Nova finds that there are a lot of good things about this small town and the biggest thing about the area is the people there. They are just a group of people that seem to have the type of values that you would want your neighbors to have. It’s good thing that this teen ended up running into such a group of people that care about others and are essentially the salt of the earth.

These people actually are the type to extend a hand to someone that needs it without expecting anything in return. These individuals really are that nice, and she finds that even though she does not have a home or a job, she might not just have to live in that Wal-Mart store forever.

Camping out was a tough thing to do, but it turns out that in this strange place, Nova has found an unlikely support system. She was planning to go and start a new life with her boyfriend and their baby, but now she is forced to wonder just what she is going to do when it comes to that situation. She is going to have to try and find a way to start her life up.

Even though she doubts that she is going to be able to make it on her own, her new friends will help her along and make sure that she figures out what she needs to do. She has allies like Sister Thelma, the nun with the Bible by her side and the blue hair to boot. A unique librarian may turn out to be looking out for her too just like a guardian angel.

The group of compassionate people in this small town are doing what they can to lift this young future mother up, but will Novalee be able to rise to the occasion? You’re going to comb through all the way to the end to find out what happens to this brave girl and whether her journey to a new life with new friends can be all that she dreamed it could be and more in the end.

Check out the second full-length fictional novel from author Billie Letts, titled The Honk and Holler Opening Soon. When it comes to Caney, he was someone that always had a desire for his cafe to stand out from the other ones.

It was located somewhere in the eastern part of Oklahoma. Caney Paxton knew that he wanted to have the best sign in the area, but the coming soon notice was always intended to be totally temporary. It was going to be something that was painted on but could be removed at any time, but things don’t always turn out like you suppose they will.

Caney is a veteran of the Vietnam War. He wanted the sign thing to play out a certain way but it ended up getting him a flashy joke, thanks to a significant misunderstanding. That sign has worn down some with time and so has the highway with all of the traffic. Caney has not even come outside of his diner since it was opening.

It’s been twelve years when a woman arrives that changes everything. In December, a woman about thirty years of age comes into town with a dog with three legs and her brain on a secret. Vena is quickly hired as a carhop and now she is bringing new life into the diner.

With more business than ever and the vet falling for this new lady, this newcomer will show them all a valuable lesson about what love and following potential can do. Read this book to the end to see!

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