Where the Heart Is Symbols & Objects

Billie Letts
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Scrapbook

Novalee Nation keeps a scrapbook as she grows up. She puts pictures and photos from magazines of houses, colors, and decor that she would like to use for her own house one day. For example, she wants to put a Mickey Mouse lamp in the baby's bedroom. When Willy Jack ditches Novalee, he takes along her scrapbook, which is also metaphorical for Novalee's dreams of a better life, a stable family, and a secure home.

Rollei

Rollei cameras are used by Novalee Nation and Moses Whitecotton throughout the book. Moses uses a Rollei camera to take photos of babies, and this is how Novalee learns about them. Novalee buys one at a yard sale. She has Moses fix it up. She then uses it throughout the rest of the novel.

Bible

A Bible is what is read and kept close by Sister Thelma Husband. She gives...

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