The more Jo reluctantly reconnects with her Texas “roots” and the family and friends she left behind, the more she regains touch with herself as an artist and with what is meaningful in life beyond the limelight. The summer of 2007 is cathartic for Jo, whose career and lifestyle have allowed her to live like a child for forty years, but who now must transition to making grown-up decisions and taking on adult responsibilities. In the Heart of Texas is a wry, humorous commentary on the complexities of race, class, relationships, politics, popular culture, and celebrity in our current society.
Jo Randolph, a 41 year old soap star, returns home to Midland, Texas, which she never imagined to happen. This novel is about Jo's rollercoaster of a life. It's beautifully written and every page is enjoyable. It's a novel about reexamining one's life with plenty of laughs through every chapter. Would recommend this to anyone going through a hard time and just need to laugh.
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Middle-aged woman returns home from fame.
Go Into This One Knowing
Heartfelt, laughs, and hardships
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