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The book of Polly [electronic resource] : a novel / Kathy Hepinstall.

Hepinstall, Kathy, author.  

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  • ISBN: 9780399562112
  • ISBN: 0399562117
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Pamela Dorman Books, 2017.
Subject: Family secrets -- Fiction
Dysfunctional families -- Fiction
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction
Genre: Electronic books.
Bildungsromans.
Domestic fiction.
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?"--
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