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Shoot the Moon: A Novel

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With her prizewinning #1 New York Times bestseller, Where the Heart Is, and her acclaimed second novel, The Honk and Holler Opening Soon, Billie Letts joined the ranks of America's best-loved storytellers. Now she returns to the heartland to tell the tale of a small Oklahoma town and the mystery that has haunted its residents for years.

In 1972, the town of DeClare, Oklahoma, was consumed by the terrifying murder of Gaylene Harjo and the disappearance of her baby, Nicky Jack. When the child's pajama bottoms were found on the banks of Willow Creek, everyone feared Nicky Jack was dead, although his body was never found. Nearly thirty years later, Nicky Jack mysteriously returns to DeClare. His sudden reappearance will stun the people of DeClare and stir up long-buried emotions and memories. But what Nicky Jack discovers among the people who remember the night he vanished is far more than he, or anyone, bargains for. Piece by piece emerges a story of dashed hopes, desperate love, and a shocking act with repercussions that will cry out for justice...and redemption.

Full of the authentic heartland characters that Billie Letts writes about so beautifully, Shoot the Moon is a hypnotic tale filled with suspense and emotional truth. It further establishes Billie Letts as an American writer to be reckoned with — an original storyteller whose words go straight to our heart.

Review:

"Perfect for the beach." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"[R]iveting....Letts peppers her prose with a cast of quirky characters....Readers of Sue Miller and Wally Lamb are sure to embrace this memorable tale of love, loss, humanity, and hope." Allison Block, Booklist

Review:

"Billie Letts writes with a fresh and engaging voice." Anne River Siddons

Synopsis:

From the author of the bestselling Where the Heart Is comes an eagerly anticipated tale of a small Oklahoma town and the mystery that has haunted its residents for years.

Synopsis:

In 1972, the tiny windswept town of DeClare, Oklahoma, was consumed by the terrifying disappearance of Nicky Jack Harjo. When he was no more than a baby, his pajama bottoms were found on the banks of Willow Creek. Nearly 30 years later, Nicky mysteriously returns in this intriguing and delightfully hypnotic tale, full of the authentic heartland characters that Billie Letts writes about so beautifully.

Synopsis:

Her first novel, Where the Heart Is, was a selection of Oprah's Book ClubTM, won the Walker Percy Award, and became a #1 New York Times bestseller. Now Billie Letts returns with a tale filled with taut suspense, emotional truth, and what she is known and loved for most-authentically portrayed characters from America's heartland... In 1972, windswept DeClare, Oklahoma, was consumed by a terrifying crime: the murder of a young mother, Gaylene Harjo, and the disappearance of her baby, Nicky Jack. When the child's pajama bottoms were discovered on the banks of Willow Creek, everyone feared that he, too, had been killed, although his body was never found. Now, nearly thirty years later, Nicky Jack mysteriously returns to DeClare, shocking the town with his sudden reappearance and stirring up long-buried memories. But what he discovers about the night he vanished is far more than he, or anyone, bargains for. Piece by piece, what emerges is a story of dashed hopes, desperate love, and an act with repercussions that still cry out for justice...and redemption.

Synopsis:

From one of America's best-loved storytellers - the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller WHERE THE HEART IS - comes a tale of a small Oklahoma town and the mystery that has haunted its residents for years.

In 1972, windswept DeClare, Oklahoma, was consumed by the murder of a young mother, Gaylene Harjo, and the disappearance of her baby, Nicky Jack. When the child's pajama bottoms were discovered on the banks of Willow Creek, everyone feared that he, too, had been killed, although his body was never found.

Nearly thirty years later, Nicky Jack mysteriously returns to DeClare, shocking the town and stirring up long-buried memories. But what he discovers about the night he vanished is more astonishing than he or anyone could have imagine. Piece by piece, what emerges is a story of dashed hopes, desperate love, and a secret that still cries out for justice...and redemption.

About the Author

Billie Letts is the author of numerous short stories. Her first novel won the Walker Percy Award and the 1996 Oklahoma Book Award. She lives in Oklahoma with her husband, Dennis.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780446529006
Author:
Letts, Billie
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Missing children
Subject:
Eccentrics and eccentricities
Subject:
Oklahoma
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Adoption; Mothers and sons; Search for biological parents; Unsolved murders; Missing children; Small town secrets; Attempted murder; Cover-ups
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
July 1, 2004
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 x 1 in 0.67 lb

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Product details 368 pages Warner Books - English 9780446529006 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Perfect for the beach."
"Review" by , "[R]iveting....Letts peppers her prose with a cast of quirky characters....Readers of Sue Miller and Wally Lamb are sure to embrace this memorable tale of love, loss, humanity, and hope."
"Review" by , "Billie Letts writes with a fresh and engaging voice."
"Synopsis" by , From the author of the bestselling Where the Heart Is comes an eagerly anticipated tale of a small Oklahoma town and the mystery that has haunted its residents for years.
"Synopsis" by , In 1972, the tiny windswept town of DeClare, Oklahoma, was consumed by the terrifying disappearance of Nicky Jack Harjo. When he was no more than a baby, his pajama bottoms were found on the banks of Willow Creek. Nearly 30 years later, Nicky mysteriously returns in this intriguing and delightfully hypnotic tale, full of the authentic heartland characters that Billie Letts writes about so beautifully.
"Synopsis" by , Her first novel, Where the Heart Is, was a selection of Oprah's Book ClubTM, won the Walker Percy Award, and became a #1 New York Times bestseller. Now Billie Letts returns with a tale filled with taut suspense, emotional truth, and what she is known and loved for most-authentically portrayed characters from America's heartland... In 1972, windswept DeClare, Oklahoma, was consumed by a terrifying crime: the murder of a young mother, Gaylene Harjo, and the disappearance of her baby, Nicky Jack. When the child's pajama bottoms were discovered on the banks of Willow Creek, everyone feared that he, too, had been killed, although his body was never found. Now, nearly thirty years later, Nicky Jack mysteriously returns to DeClare, shocking the town with his sudden reappearance and stirring up long-buried memories. But what he discovers about the night he vanished is far more than he, or anyone, bargains for. Piece by piece, what emerges is a story of dashed hopes, desperate love, and an act with repercussions that still cry out for justice...and redemption.
"Synopsis" by , From one of America's best-loved storytellers - the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller WHERE THE HEART IS - comes a tale of a small Oklahoma town and the mystery that has haunted its residents for years.

In 1972, windswept DeClare, Oklahoma, was consumed by the murder of a young mother, Gaylene Harjo, and the disappearance of her baby, Nicky Jack. When the child's pajama bottoms were discovered on the banks of Willow Creek, everyone feared that he, too, had been killed, although his body was never found.

Nearly thirty years later, Nicky Jack mysteriously returns to DeClare, shocking the town and stirring up long-buried memories. But what he discovers about the night he vanished is more astonishing than he or anyone could have imagine. Piece by piece, what emerges is a story of dashed hopes, desperate love, and a secret that still cries out for justice...and redemption.

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