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									Paulette JilesPaulette Jiles
Acclaimed journalist, award-winning poet, and New York Times-bestselling novelist, Paulette Jiles is a writer who steeps her prose in the places she's called home, from the Missouri Ozarks to the Texas plains.

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Paulette Jiles
Current Home:
Southwest Texas
Place of Birth:
Salem, Missouri
B.A. in Romance Languages, University of Missouri
The Governor General’s Award for Poetry (Canada) for Celestial Navigation; The Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize (Canada) and the Willa Literary Award for Historical Fiction (U.S.) for Enemy Women

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								Stormy Weather, Author: 
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Stormy Weather
by Paulette Jiles
Our latest Barnes & Noble Recommends selection is Stormy Weather -- Jiles's new novel that takes place during a fascinating era in our country’s history: the Great Depression. At the heart of the story is a plucky young heroine, Jeanine, who -- along with her mother and sisters -- must struggle to survive in the face of severe economic and emotional hardship. Replete with fascinating period details of life in Texas in the 1930s -- the risks of oil speculation and wildcat drilling; the hardscrabble life of ranchers and farmers; the excitement of horse match-racing -- Stormy Weather is an unforgettable tale of women caught between history and hope.

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A Writer's Rituals

"I never listen to music when I am working," Jiles reveals in our interview when asked about her writing habits. "I have enough going on in my head without dividing my attention to music that deserves one’s full consideration. I also play guitar, or at least practice most days, and so it is hard to regard music as background."

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								Enemy Women, Author: 
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Enemy Women
by Paulette Jiles
Jiles’s bestselling, critically acclaimed previous novel recounts the story of a young woman unjustly jailed during the Civil War and her perilous flight to freedom. "This is a book with backbone, written with tough, haunting eloquence by an author determined to capture the immediacy of her heroine's wartime odyssey," said Janet Maslin in The New York Times.

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								Grimms' Fairy Tales, Author: 
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Grimms' Fairy Tales
by The Brothers Grimm
We asked Jiles to tell us about her all-time favorite reads, and Grimms' Fairy Tales made her list. "The stories always strike to the heart of the matter," she reflects. Read our complete interview with Jiles to learn about more of her best-loved books, including:

*A Tale of Two Cities  by Charles Dickens
*The Road  by Cormac McCarthy
*Call It Sleep  by Henry Roth
*Cannery Row  by John Steinbeck
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