As these women navigate what is decidedly a man’s world with feminine grace, ‘Valentine’ becomes a testament to the resilience of the female spirit.

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Review of ‘Valentine’

The harrowing, heartfelt debut novel from Elizabeth Wetmore tells the story of a West Texas town reeling from an oil boom and a brutal rape case in the late 1970s. Surrounded by a harsh and beautiful landscape, the town of Odessa serves as a microcosm of the U.S., allowing Wetmore to explore themes of motherhood,…

Interview with Elizabeth Wetmore

Elizabeth Wetmore’s debut, Valentine, explores the aftermath of a violent sexual assault on a young Mexican American girl by a white man in the 1970s.

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