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Shoot the Moon: A Novelby Billie Letts
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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.
"Perfect for the beach." Kirkus Reviews
"[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
"Billie Letts writes with a fresh and engaging voice." Anne River Siddons
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.
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.
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.
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