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The Resource The book of Polly, Kathy Hepinstall

The book of Polly, Kathy Hepinstall

Label
The book of Polly
Title
The book of Polly
Statement of responsibility
Kathy Hepinstall
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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?"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hepinstall, Kathy
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Family secrets
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Family secrets
  • Bildungsromans
  • Families
Label
The book of Polly, Kathy Hepinstall
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn952384287
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9780399562099
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016057907
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)952384287
Label
The book of Polly, Kathy Hepinstall
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn952384287
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9780399562099
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016057907
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)952384287

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