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Billie Letts (1938–2014)

Autor(a) de Where the Heart Is

6 Works 10,523 Membros 208 Reviews 21 Favorited

About the Author

Billie Letts was born Billie Dean Gipson in Tulsa, Oklahoma on May 30, 1938. She received a bachelor's degree in English and education from Southeast Missouri State University and a master's in behavioral studies from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. She taught English in grade school before mostrar mais moving to the college level. Her last position was at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Her first novel, Where the Heart Is, was published in 1995. It received the 1996 Oklahoma Books Award, the Walker Percy Award, and was an Oprah Book Club selection. It was adapted into a movie starring Natalie Portman and Ashley Judd in 2000. Her other works included Shoot the Moon and The Honk and Holler Opening Soon. She died from pneumonia on August 2, 2014 at the age of 76. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Obras de Billie Letts

Where the Heart Is (1995) 6,854 cópias
Shoot the Moon (2004) 1,492 cópias
The Honk and Holler Opening Soon (1998) 1,391 cópias
Made in the U.S.A. (2008) 784 cópias
La via del cuore (1996) 1 exemplar(es)

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I've seen this movie quite a few times and I love it. I finally read the book and found that I love the book just as much. It's just a great read.
 
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thatnerd | outras 107 resenhas | Mar 2, 2024 |
This book is full of quirky characters. The Honk and Holler Opening Soon is a restaurant in Oklahoma that is run by a man in a wheelchair. It is often not very busy until a young woman hops out of her ride and says she will work for tips as a carhop. The owner reluctantly agrees. Then a young Vietnamese man who can barely speak or understand English shows up looking for work. This crew, plus Molly O, who keeps things running smoothly round out the employees. As the patronage of the restaurant grows the reader becomes acquainted with some of the strange people of the town. This book captures the mom and pop diners of the past. Each of the main characters seem to be looking for something or missing something in their life. Follow their strories as each person has their dreams come true.… (mais)
 
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dara85 | outras 28 resenhas | Feb 6, 2024 |
This is Billie Letts' darkest book by far, but it's still great!!
 
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ReneeGreen | outras 33 resenhas | Dec 23, 2023 |
 
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ReneeGreen | outras 107 resenhas | Dec 19, 2023 |

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Obras
6
Membros
10,523
Popularidade
#2,264
Avaliação
3.8
Resenhas
208
ISBNs
110
Idiomas
8
Favorito
21

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