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"Where the Heart Is": The Pain of Regret

Where the Heart Is tells the story of Novalee, a pregnant teen, abandoned in a Wal-Mart by her boyfriend. She finds herself on her own, but tries to make a good life for her baby daughter. In contrast, her boyfriend, Willy Jack, continuously makes irresponsible and destructive choices.

After finding out Willy Jack was involved in a terrible accident, Novalee visits him in the hospital. Novalee steps hesitantly into the room where a sullen and withdrawn Willy Jack is lying in bed. He is surprised to see her.

"How did you know I was here?" he ...

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