Picks and Pans Review: Owning Jolene

updated 12/25/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/25/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST

by Shelby Hearon

The heroine of this original coming-of-age novel is an 18-year-old Texas girl whose estranged parents had kidnapped her back and forth for years. Hearon makes her story a witty object lesson in the importance of identity.

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