Friday Finds #10

My Friday Find for today is, Made in the U.S.A by Billie Letts. And wonder if all Wonders, I am doing a give away for it if you want to sign up! Just got to the Giveaway Post.

Some info:

The bestselling author of WHERE THE HEART IS returns with a heartrending tale of two children in search of a place to call home.

Lutie McFee’s history has taught her to avoid attachments…to people, to places, and to almost everything. With her mother long dead and her father long gone to find his fortune in Las Vegas, 15-year-old Lutie lives in the god-forsaken town of Spearfish, South Dakota with her twelve-year-old brother, Fate, and Floy Satterfield, the 300-pound ex-girlfriend of her father.

While Lutie shoplifts for kicks, Fate spends most of his time reading, watching weird TV shows and worrying about global warming and the endangerment of pandas. As if their life is not dismal enough, one day, while shopping in their local Wal-Mart, Floy keels over and the two motherless kids are suddenly faced with the choice of becoming wards of the state or hightailing it out of town in Floy’s old Pontiac. Choosing the latter, they head off to Las Vegas in search of a father who has no known address, no phone number and, clearly, no interest in the kids he left behind.

MADE IN THE U.S.A. is the alternately heartbreaking and life-affirming story of two gutsy children who must discover how cruel, unfair and frightening the world is before they come to a place they can finally call home.

* Includes a Reading Group Guide


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5 thoughts on “Friday Finds #10

  1. This sounds like a book I’d actually really, really like to read, but I know I’d cry through most of it, so I’ll probably keep my head in the sand because I’m a big sissy.

  2. Oh that is a great find and I just LOVE Billie Letts. Our book club actually chose this for one of our picks for next year, so I am going to go and sign up for your giveaway! My finds are here.

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