Our Regional Libraries are now open for Express Visits! Know before you go.
And we still offer contactless pickup and return with Books on the Go!

Some notices were not sent. Check your account for due dates (but we are still fine free)!

Valentine: a novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
More Details
Also in This Series
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID8b02d445-a991-a145-a2cb-5e20090b69e6
Grouping Titlevalentine
Grouping Authorelizabeth wetmore
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-11-26 09:51:21AM
Last Indexed2020-11-26 09:53:07AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9780062913265

Solr Details

authorWetmore, Elizabeth
author_displayWetmore, Elizabeth
collection_catalogAdult Fiction
detailed_location_catalogCameron Village Regional - Adult Fiction
Cary Regional - Adult Fiction
East Regional - Adult Fiction
Eva H. Perry Regional - Adult Fiction
Holly Springs Community - Adult Fiction
Morrisville Community Library - Adult Fiction
North Regional - Adult Fiction
Northeast Regional - Adult Fiction
Wake Forest Community - Adult Fiction
display_description"Written with the haunting emotional power of Elizabeth Strout and Barbara Kingsolver, an astonishing debut novel that explores the lingering effects of a brutal crime on the women of one small Texas oil town in the 1970s. It's February 1976, 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 follow. In the early hours of the morning after Valentine's Day, fourteen-year-old Gloria Ramírez 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 consequences. Valentine 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."--Jacket flap.
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:7426757279228East Regional - Adult FictionWETMORE1falsefalseChecked outERL
ils:7426757279233North Regional - Adult FictionWETMORE1falsefalseChecked outNOR
ils:7426757279238Cary Regional - Adult FictionWETMORE1falsefalseTransit RequestCRY
ils:7426757279234Eva H. Perry Regional - Adult FictionWETMORE1falsefalseChecked outEVA
ils:7426757279229Cary Regional - Adult FictionWETMORE1falsefalseChecked outCRY
ils:7426757279235Morrisville Community Library - Adult FictionWETMORE1falsefalseItem being heldMOR
ils:7426757279231Holly Springs Community - Adult FictionWETMORE1falsefalseChecked outHSP
ils:7426757279239Cameron Village Regional - Adult FictionWETMORE1falsefalseItem being heldCAM
ils:7426757279237North Regional - Adult FictionWETMORE1falsefalseItem being heldNOR
ils:7426757279227Holly Springs Community - Adult FictionWETMORE1falsefalseChecked outHSP
ils:7426757279240Wake Forest Community - Adult FictionWETMORE1falsefalseChecked outWAK
ils:7426757279226Cameron Village Regional - Adult FictionWETMORE1falsefalseChecked outCAM
ils:7426757279230Northeast Regional - Adult FictionWETMORE1falsefalseChecked outNER
ils:7426757279232Eva H. Perry Regional - Adult FictionWETMORE1falsefalseChecked outEVA
overdrive:2277d270-7234-475f-bb6f-ef0bc7d737d0-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook30falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
owning_library_catalogWake County Public Libraries
owning_location_catalogCameron Village Regional
Cary Community
East Regional
Eva H. Perry Regional
Holly Springs Community
Morrisville Community
North Regional
Northeast Regional
Wake Forest Community
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:742675BookBooksFirst edition.EnglishHarper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020]308 pages ; 24 cm
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:7426757279228Checked outChecked outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:7426757279233Checked outChecked outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:7426757279238Checked OutTransit Requestfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:7426757279234Checked outChecked outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:7426757279229Checked outChecked outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:7426757279235Checked OutItem being heldfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:7426757279231Checked outChecked outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:7426757279239Checked OutItem being heldfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:7426757279237Checked OutItem being heldfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:7426757279227Checked outChecked outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:7426757279240Checked outChecked outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:7426757279226Checked outChecked outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:7426757279230Checked outChecked outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:7426757279232Checked outChecked outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
overdrive:2277d270-7234-475f-bb6f-ef0bc7d737d0-1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
subject_facetHistorical fiction
Odessa (Tex.) -- Fiction
Oil industries -- Texas -- Fiction
Race relations -- Fiction
Small cities -- Texas -- Fiction
Texas -- Fiction
Women -- Violence against -- Fiction
title_displayValentine : a novel
title_fullValentine : a novel / Elizabeth Wetmore
Valentine A Novel
title_suba novel
Historical Fiction
Oil industries
Race relations
Small cities
Violence against