Shoot the Moon

Shoot the Moon

Large Print - 2004
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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.
Publisher: New York : Warner Books, c2004.
Edition: 1st large print ed.
ISBN: 9780446500111
0446500119
Branch Call Number: LP LETT
Characteristics: 400 p. (large print) ; 24 cm.

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Klimo1
Jan 31, 2017

This is the second book that I have read by this author and I enjoyed it almost as much as "Where the Heart Was".

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GLNovak
Sep 02, 2015

This is an easy read-on-the-plane kind of story requiring very little from the reader. The premise: a veterinarian to the stars from Beverly Hills discovers he was adopted and sets out to meet his biological mother, an unwed teenager from a small town in Oklahoma. Turns out she was murdered shortly after he was born, and to add to that shock, he is also supposed to be dead. What follows is a bit of a detective story, a discovery of family story, an introduction to reality story, and an unbelievable love story. As you can tell I didn't really invest much in this book, but it would be a time passer for anyone with a couple of hours going unfilled.

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Sherrypoppins
May 30, 2013

Very good book, pulled me in from the beginning and was a great read throughout.

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benwg
Jun 27, 2012

I love great stories -- stories rich with character; touching; moving; inspiring. I just finished Shoot the Moon and it is a great story. I had difficulty putting it down, and I didn't want it to end. Enjoy! :)

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