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9780062913265

Valentine : a novel

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"Written 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. 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."--Jacket flap.

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Dansville Public Library FIC WET (Text)
Adult Fiction
52117300546313
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05/27/2021
Eagle Free Library - Bliss FIC WET (Text)
Adult Fiction
52137300138937
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Geneva Public Library WETMORE (Text)
First Floor Fiction
52118301043367
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Lima Public Library MCN FIC WET (Text)
McNaughton
52139000872211
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Macedon Public Library FIC WET (Text)
Adult Fiction
52121300661825
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Marion Public Library FIC WETMORE (Text)
Adult Fiction
52122300048534
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Naples Library FIC WET (Text)
Adult Fiction
52124300388209
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05/17/2021
Ontario Public Library FIC WET (Text)
Adult Fiction
52126300790086
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Palmyra Community Library WET (Text)
Adult Fiction
52127300426796
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Sodus Community Library FIC WET (Text)
Adult Fiction
52148300535675
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