Paulette Jiles

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in Salem, Missouri, The United States


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Paulette Jiles is an American poet and novelist. Born in Salem, Missouri, she was educated at the University of Missouri with a degree in Romance Lanugages. Jiles lives in the Texas Hill Country on a small ranch.

Lighthouse Island

Will be out in October, at least that's what it says on Barnes and Noble and Amazon.

It's in the copy-editing stage and the editor's assistant says that the copy editor was so taken with the manuscript she finished it early. That's good news.

So I have started another, a kind of sequel.

I now have a website, if you Google or Bing 'Paulette Jiles, Author', you should find it. Read more of this blog post »
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Published on April 09, 2013 13:11
Average rating: 4.03 · 108,096 ratings · 15,824 reviews · 17 distinct worksSimilar authors
News of the World

4.09 avg rating — 86,383 ratings — published 2016 — 2 editions
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Enemy Women

3.73 avg rating — 6,224 ratings — published 2002 — 28 editions
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Simon the Fiddler

3.83 avg rating — 7,119 ratings — published 2020 — 13 editions
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The Color Of Lightning

4.08 avg rating — 4,503 ratings — published 2009 — 19 editions
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Stormy Weather

3.72 avg rating — 2,583 ratings — published 2007 — 19 editions
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Lighthouse Island

3.29 avg rating — 1,084 ratings — published 2013 — 7 editions
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North Spirit: Sojourns Amon...

4.09 avg rating — 65 ratings — published 1995 — 4 editions
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Sitting in the Club Car Dri...

3.34 avg rating — 77 ratings — published 1986 — 2 editions
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3.24 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 1992
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Song to the Rising Sun

4.33 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1989
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“And she understood, all by herself, without reading it in a novel or hearing it on a radio program, that falling passionately in love with someone, without reservation or holding back, was good for the heart. For its valves and its arteries and that invisible shadow of the heart clled the soul. Falling in love was good for the soul.

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“Maybe life is just carrying news. Surviving to carry the news. Maybe we have just one message, and it is delivered to us when we are born and we are never sure what it says; it may have nothing to do with us personally but it must be carried by hand through a life, all the way, and at the end handed over, sealed. He”
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“The road to hell was paved with the bones of men who did not know when to quit fighting.”
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