Where the Heart Is

Billie Letts

Brief Synopsis

Where The Heart Is:


Novalee Nation a 17 year old girl 7 months pregnant and 37 pounds overweight where the number 7 is a really bad luck charm to her on her way to California with her boyfriend Willy Jack, Novalee gets stranded in a walmart with no more than 7.77 dollars in change in her pocket a new place, no one she knows, no where to go. She will have to start a new life where everything happens from love, to love affairs, to deaths, an adventure you can’t miss. Novalee has to grow up fast to give her and her baby a good welfare not live in walmart for the rest of her life, love is just around the corner, and the people that love you and you love back are gone in a blink of an eye.



Title: Where The Heart Is:

By: Billie Letts

Genre:Fiction/Novel

Language:English

Context:New York Boston

Date of 1st Publication:July 1996

Setting:California, Tennessee, Oklahoma

Major Themes: Friendship, Love, Perfect home

Theme Analysis

Where The Heart Is:


Novalee Nation a 17 year old girl 7 months pregnant and 37 pounds overweight where the number 7 is a really bad luck charm to her on her way to California with her boyfriend Willy Jack, Novalee gets stranded in a walmart with no more than 7.77 dollars in change in her pocket a new place, no one she knows, no where to go. She will have to start a new life where everything happens from love, to love affairs, to deaths, an adventure you can’t miss. Novalee has to grow up fast to give her and her baby a good welfare not live in walmart for the rest of her life, love is just around the corner, and the people that love you and you love back are gone in a blink of an eye.



Title: Where The Heart Is:

By: Billie Letts

Genre:Fiction/Novel

Language:English

Context:New York Boston

Date of 1st Publication:July 1996

Setting:California, Tennessee, Oklahoma

Major Themes: Friendship, Love, Perfect home