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.
I picked up this book awhile ago at a FOL sale because the cover captivated me. I got a request to send it out on Paperback swap and almost sent it out without reading it. I am really glad that I didn't do that!
I was ambivalent about Where The Heart Is, and didn't really expect too much from this book, but I was pleasantly surprised. The book was filled with fun and quirky characters. The writing was smooth and had me drawn in once I got past the prologue. I admit, I had to read the prologue twice, but once I got past that, I hated to put this book down and couldn't wait to pick it back up again. 4 stars