Monday, May 26, 2014
"Where the Heart Is" by by Billie Letts
So much happens in this book. The plot takes place over the course of several years. We follow Novalee through the ups and downs of motherhood, new friendships, love and loss. The characters are lovingly crafted and the stories intertwine so realistically. It seems that just about every time Novalee gets both feet on the ground and things start going good, something comes about to send her world spiraling out of control again. Readers can relate to ups and downs that take place in Where the Heart Is. I have not read any other work by Billie Letts, but at some point I would like to. I don't know if any of her other books will capture me like this novel has, but I am hopeful they will. In addition, the film adaptation is one of my favorite movies and is one of the best adaptations I personally have seen. If you like the book, you will likely enjoy the movie.