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The Book of Polly

The Book of Polly (Hardback, Large type / large print edition)

By Hepinstall, Kathy

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...cious. --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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ISBN 9781410497765
Released NZ 8 Mar 2017
Publisher Thorndike Press Large Print
Format Hardback, Large type / large print edition
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ISBN-13 9781410497765
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Thorndike Press Large Print
Imprint Thorndike Press Large Print
Released 8 Mar 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
Dewey Code FIC
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