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The Resource Valentine

Valentine

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Valentine
Title
Valentine
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Summary
An instant New York Times BestsellerA Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick!"A thrilling debut that deserves your attention." –Ron Charles, the Washington PostWritten with the haunting emotional power of Elizabeth Strout and Barbara Kingsolver, an astonishing debut novel that explores the lingering effects of a brutal crime on the women of one small Texas oil town in the 1970s.Mercy is hard in a place like this . . . It's February 1976, and Odessa, Texas, stands on the cusp of the next great oil boom. While the town's men embrace the coming prosperity, its women intimately know and fear the violence that always seems to follow.In the early hours of the morning after Valentine's Day, fourteen-year-old Gloria Ramírez appears on the front porch of Mary Rose Whitehead's ranch house, broken and barely alive. The teenager had been viciously attacked in a nearby oil field—an act of brutality that is tried in the churches and barrooms of Odessa before it can reach a court of law. When justice is evasive, the stage is set for a showdown with potentially devastating consequences. Valentine is a haunting exploration of the intersections of violence and race, class and region in a story that plumbs the depths of darkness and fear, yet offers a window into beauty and hope. Told through the alternating points of view of indelible characters who burrow deep in the reader's heart, this fierce, unflinching, and surprisingly tender novel illuminates women's strength and vulnerability, and reminds us that it is the stories we tell ourselves that keep us alive
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Wetmore, Elizabeth
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Literature
  • Historical Fiction
  • Fiction
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Valentine
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:2277d270-7234-475f-bb6f-ef0bc7d737d0
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062913289
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Valentine
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:2277d270-7234-475f-bb6f-ef0bc7d737d0
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780062913289
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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      1095 Sixth Avenue, Marion, IA, 52302, US
      42.032284 -91.59893
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