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Author Hepinstall, Kathy, author.

Title The book of Polly : a novel / Kathy Hepinstall.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Pamela Dorman Books, [2017]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Cherry Valley PLD Adult Fiction - CHVY-11  F HEP    AVAILABLE
 Colona District PL Stacks - CLNG-7  FIC HEP    AVAILABLE
 Earlville PL Adult Fiction - EAPY-12  F HEP    AVAILABLE
 East Moline PL Adult Fiction - EMPG-6  FIC HEP    AVAILABLE
 Ella Johnson Memorial PL Stacks - EJMY-11  FIC HEP    AVAILABLE
 Franklin Grove PL Stacks - FGLY-12  F HEP    AVAILABLE
 LaSalle PL Adult Fiction - LSBB-3  F HEPINSTALL    AVAILABLE
 Manhattan-Elwood PL Adult Fiction - MTBB-2  F HEP    AVAILABLE
 Manteno PL Adult Fiction - MNBB-2  F HEPINSTALL    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Fiction - MPLG-6  FIC HEP    AVAILABLE

Description 322 pages ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary "The laugh-out-loud story of a girl determined to keep up with her aging, crazy-as-a-fox mother and learn the truth of her mother's long-secret past ... Willow Havens is ten years old and obsessed with the fear that her mother will die. Her mother, Polly, is a cantankerous, take-no-prisoners Southern woman who lives to shoot varmints, drink margaritas, and antagonize the neighbors--and she sticks out like a sore thumb among the young, modern mothers of their small conventional Texas town. She was in her late fifties when Willow was born, so Willow knows she's here by accident, a late-life afterthought. Willow's father died before she was born, her much older brother and sister are long grown and gone and failing elsewhere: it's just her and bigger-than-life Polly. Willow is desperately hungry for clues to the family life that preceded her, and especially Polly's life pre-Willow. Why did she leave her hometown of Bethel, Louisiana, fifty years ago and vow never to return? Who is Garland Jones, her long-ago suitor who possibly killed a man? And will Polly be able to outrun The Bear, the illness that finally puts her on a collision course with her past?"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Mothers and daughters -- Fiction.
Dysfunctional families -- Fiction.
Family secrets -- Fiction.
FICTION / Contemporary Women.
FICTION / Family Life.
FICTION / Coming of Age.
Bildungsromans. (OCoLC)fst00831688
Families. (OCoLC)fst01728849
Dysfunctional families -- Fiction.
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction.
Family secrets -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Domestic fiction.
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Domestic fiction.
Bildungsromans -- Fiction.
Other Form: Online version: Hepinstall, Kathy, author. Book of Polly New York, New York : Pamela Dorman Books, 2017 9780399562112 (DLC) 2017005428
ISBN 9780399562099 (hardcover)
0399562095 (hardcover)

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