Born: 1938 in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Pen Name: None Connection to Illinois: Letts taught in Cairo and Paxton Illinois. Biography: Letts is a novelist and educator. She is the author of numerous highly acclaimed short stories and screenplays, and a former professor at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.Aside from her teaching career, Billie Letts has also worked as a waitress, window washer, dance instructor, dishwasher, roller-skating waitress at a drive-in restaurant, and secretary to a private detective!Her first novel, ''Where the Heart Is'', won the Walker Percy Award, sold more than three million copies, and was chosen as an Oprah's Book Club selection in December 1998. It was made into a major motion picture in 2000 and was directed by Matt Williams, starring Natalie Portman, Ashley Judd and Stockard Channing. Her husband, Dennis Letts, also appeared in the film. Her second novel, ''The Honk and Holler Opening Soon'', was named the first “Oklahoma Reads Oklahoma” selection. Her third novel, ''Shoot the Moon'', was both a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller. Billie Letts currently resides in Oklahoma.
- Walker Percy Award in 1994 for ''Where the Heart Is'' Oklahoma Book Award in 1996 ''The Honk and Holler Opening Soon'' was named the first “Oklahoma Reads Oklahoma” selection Oprah's Book Club - Best Novel nominee for ''Where the Heart Is''
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ISBN: 9781415958063 OCLC: 213811654 Books on Tape, Westminster, Md. : â„—2008. Billie Letts takes readers on an unforgettable journey through the best and worst of America's heartland as she tells a story of two abandoned children desperately searching for people to call family and a place to call home--Provided by publisher.
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ISBN: 044658245X OCLC: 335443636 Grand Central Pub., New York : 2009. "Billie Letts takes readers on an unforgettable journey through the best and worst of America's heartland as she tells a story of two abandoned children desperately searching for people to call family and a place to call home"--Provided by publisher.
|Shoot the moon /
ISBN: 0446401145 OCLC: 209719643 Grand Central, New York : 2008. A beautifully told story of a small Oklahoma town and a mystery that has haunted its residents. In 1972, Morgan David Evers, no more than a baby at the time, disappears in the tiny town of De Clare. Only his pajama bottoms are found on the banks of Willow Creek. Now, 30 years later, he mysteriously returns in this edgy, intriguing tale peopled by authentic heartland characters.
|The Honk and Holler opening soon
ISBN: 044661288X OCLC: 55879287 Warner Books, New York : 2004, ©1998. In Oklahoma, a depressed Vietnam veteran in a wheelchair gets a new lease on life, thanks to an Indian woman he hires for his roadside cafe. A look at the power of love.
|The Honk and Holler opening soon /
ISBN: 0446675059 OCLC: 38079264 Warner Books, New York : 1998. In Oklahoma, a depressed Vietnam veteran in a wheelchair gets a new lease on life, thanks to an Indian woman he hires for his roadside cafe. A look at the power of love.
|Where the heart is
ISBN: 9781455535118 OCLC: 898911253 A pregnant girl abandoned by her boyfriend hides in a Wal-Mart store, gives birth and becomes a celebrity as the mother of the Wal-Mart Baby. Help flows from everywhere as people jump on the publicity bandwagon, then the baby is kidnapped.