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The Book of Polly

The Book of Polly
  

With a kick like the best hot sauce, this is the laugh-out-loud story of a girl determined to keep up with her aging, crazy-as-a-fox mother If you ever pined for a mother who would take a hunting falcon as her wingman to a parent-teacher conference, Polly is the gal for you. Deli... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781410497765
Barcode 9781410497765
Published 8 March 2017 by Thorndike Press Large Print
Format Hardback, Large type / large print edition
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Author(s) By Hepinstall, Kathy
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ISBN-13 9781410497765
ISBN-10 1410497763
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Thorndike Press Large Print
Imprint Thorndike Press Large Print
Publication Date 8 March 2017
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback, Large type / large print edition
Edition Large type / large print edition
Author(s) By Hepinstall, Kathy
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 444
Dimensions Width: 145mm
Height: 218mm
Spine: 25mm
Weight 522g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Mothers and daughters, Domestic fiction, Bildungsromans, Large type books, Family secrets
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

With a kick like the best hot sauce, this is the laugh-out-loud story of a girl determined to keep up with her aging, crazy-as-a-fox mother If you ever pined for a mother who would take a hunting falcon as her wingman to a parent-teacher conference, Polly is the gal for you. Delicious. --Mark Childress, author ofCrazy in Alabama 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 chase 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 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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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review <i>The Book of Polly</i> has heart and humor, revenge, forgiveness, redemption and a larger than life cast of pitch-perfect characters who bring to mind such Southern literary standard-bearers as Lee Smith and Fannie Flagg. Get ready to fall in love. <b>--Mary Kay Andrews, </b><i>New York Times</i><b>bestselling author ofThe Weekenders</b> I am wildly in love with <i>The Book of Polly</i>. Hepinstall s characters are so deeply drawn I could almost hear them breathing, and she has a gift for laying the hearts of even minor players open in a single sentence. This is a purely wonderful book about growing up, about growing old, about never going gently into any kind of night. I want everyone I ever met to read it. <b> Joshilyn Jackson, <i>New York Times</i>bestselling author of<i>The Opposite of Everyone</i></b> Wonderfully funny, sneaky and involving, the characters in this story are unpredictable and outrageous. If you ever pined for a mother who would take a hunting falcon as her wingman to a parent-teacher conference, Polly is the gal for you. Delicious. <b>--Mark Childress, author of<i>Crazy in Alabama</i>

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Author's Bio

Kathy Hepinstall grew up in Spring, Texas, near the Louisiana border. Polly is based, in part, on Kathy s own mother, who has as wicked a tongue as her fictional counterpart. Kathy now lives in Portland, Oregon.

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