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Valentine by Elizabeth Wetmore Ebook (PDF & EPUB Format)

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A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick!

“An exciting presentation that merits your consideration.” – Ron Charles, the Washington Post

Composed with the frequenting passionate intensity of Elizabeth Strout and Barbara Kingsolver, a surprising introduction novel that investigates the waiting impacts of a merciless wrongdoing on the ladies of one little Texas oil town during the 1970s.

Leniency is hard in a spot like this . . .

It’s February 1976, and Odessa, Texas, remains on the cusp of the following incredible oil blast. While the town’s men grasp the coming thriving, its ladies personally know and dread the savagery that consistently appears to follow.

In the early hours of the morning after Valentine’s Day, fourteen-year-old Gloria Ramírez shows up on the entryway patio of Mary Rose Whitehead’s farm house, broken and scarcely alive. The adolescent had been violently assaulted in a close by oil field—a demonstration of ruthlessness that is attempted in the houses of worship and saloons of Odessa before it can arrive at an official courtroom. At the point when equity is shifty, the stage is set for a confrontation with possibly annihilating results.

Valentine is an unpleasant investigation of the convergences of viciousness and race, class and area in a story that plumbs the profundities of haziness and dread, yet offers a window into excellence and expectation. Told through the substituting perspectives of permanent characters who tunnel somewhere down in the peruser’s heart, this savage, determined, and shockingly delicate novel enlightens ladies’ quality and helplessness, and advises us that it is simply the accounts we tell that keep us alive.

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