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Billie Letts: Made in the USA

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Billie Letts discusses her new novel, *Made in the U.S.A.*, which is the story of two children who must discover how cruel, unfair, and frightening the world is before they come to a place they can finally call home.

Billie Letts is the author of numerous short stories. Her first novel won the Walker Percy Award and the 1996 Oklahoma Book Award. She lives in Oklahoma with her husband, Dennis. With her prizewinning #1 New York Times bestseller,* Where the Heart Is*, and her acclaimed second novel, *The Honk and Holler Opening Soon*, Billie Letts joined the ranks of America's best-loved storytellers.* Where the Heart Is* was also selected as an Oprah's Book Club pick and Billie tells what it was like to receive the phone call from Oprah in her article, "The Call That Changed My Life."