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The Book Of Polly: A Novel

The Book Of Polly: A Novel (Hardback)

By Hepinstall, Kathy

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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-pr...isoners 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? The Book of Polly has a kick like the best hot sauce, and a great blend of humor and sadness, pathos and hilarity. This is a bittersweet novel about the grip of love in a truly quirky family and you ll come to know one of the most unforgettable mother-daughter duos you ve ever met.
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ISBN 9780399562099
Released NZ 15 Mar 2017
Publisher Penguin
Format Hardback
Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780399562099
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Putnam Inc
Released 15 Mar 2017
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Hepinstall, Kathy
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 161mm
Height: 236mm
Spine: 28mm
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight 528g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Mothers and daughters, Domestic fiction, Bildungsromans, Texas, Family secrets
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade