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Valentine An Astonishing Debut Novel That Explores The Lingering Effects Of A Brutal Crime On The Women Of One Small Texas Oil Town In The SMercy Is Hard In A Place Like ThisIt S February , 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 FollowIn The Early Hours Of The Morning After Valentine S Day, Fourteen Year Old Gloria Ram Rez 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 ConsequencesValentine 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

10 thoughts on “Valentine

  1. says:

    An astonishingly unforgettable debut from the talented Elizabeth Wet, historical fiction set in the searing heat and dust of West Texas, in the cursed bust and boom oil town of Odessa in 1976, a white man s town in every which way, where men die in a variety of circumstances but if a woman dies, itslikely than not to be at the hands of a man For women, narrow limits

  2. says:

    Hey there, Valentine His soft drawl marked him as not from here, but not that far away either, and his words took the ugly right out of the parking lot Her mouth went dry as a stick of chalk She had been standing next to the lone picnic table parked in the center of the drive in, a shaky wooden hub in the middle of a few cars and trucks, doing what she always did on a Fr

  3. says:

    A hauntingly powerful, and beautiful debut This is a longer than usual review, but I just had to be sure I could do it justice Odessa Texas in 1976, and believe me when I say I felt as if I was there The brown dry land and the beautiful purple sky on the cover are portrayed in beautiful prose The intimate thoughts and feelings of the characters make such an impact, as we bec

  4. says:

    I m still basking with profound aw Review to come.Update My little book review Valentine , by Elizabeth Wet will be released in April 2020..Put it on your wishlist Pre pay order it beg borrow or steal it Literary readers will fall in love with this novel Fiction readers will simply love the characters will ache at times, be moved other times Emotions will be felt Readers who app

  5. says:

    Valentine by Elizabeth Wet is a 2020 Harper publication Phenomenal Debut After fourteen year old Gloria Ramirez is beaten and raped, she escapes her attacker, finally making her way to the doorstep of Mary Rose Whitehead Mary Rose was home alone with her daughter, but bravely keeps Gloria safe with so small danger to herself However, once the immediate threat has passed, Mary Rose d

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    Again I found myself lost in the descriptive writing to a story and I struggled through the story trying to figure what it was exploring I was intrigued by Gloria and Mary Rose s storyline here but it felt likeof a side story and I wanted to seefocus on it There were too many characters and I struggled with keeping track of who was who I couldn t connect with any of the characters and t

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    The year is 1976 and Odessa, Texas is experiencing an oil boom Men from different locations have all come to the fields, looking for work and a chance to make big money They are hard working, but also hard drinking, which creates potential problems for the women in the town.The book opens with an act of violence against a 14 yr Old Mexican girl When she turns up on Mary Roses doorstep, her

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    A must read I will never forget this book or my experience reading Valentine It wasn t easy to be a girl or woman in Odessa, Texas in 1976, and this book is about those women living the day to day When Gloria Ramirez is violently attacked, the town is ripped apart Gossip, blame, shame, and pure meanness rear their ugly heads.Valentine was not an easy book to read, but it s one that I ll always

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    Odessa, Texas It s 1976 and a young fourteen year old Mexican girl, Gloria, is beaten and raped by a white oilfield worker She shows up on Mary Grace s porch, bloodied and battered This attack divides the town and pits neighbor against neighbor Readers learn what happens next through the eyes of the women in the town There are multiple points of view but these three had my heart Mary Grace, a young

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    I am kind of short of words to describe all the emotions this novel granted me Having received a library copy, I read it just in two days and finished this morning.Those of my GR Friends who have already reviewed Valentine remark on the outstanding writing power that you can find in this novel and the fact that it is a debut makes it evenremarkable The voices of female protagonists of different age are

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