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The book of Polly : a novel

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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-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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Honeoye Public Library FIC (Text)
Adult Fiction
52120300324327
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Lima Public Library FIC HEP (Text)
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32139000985943
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Livonia Public Library FIC HEP (Text)
Adult Fiction
52140300507580
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Ontario Public Library FIC HEP (Text)
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52126300709011
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Warsaw Public Library FIC HEP (Text)
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52151300288063
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Williamson Public Library FIC HEP (Text)
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52152300645658
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Wood Library Association - Canandaigua FIC HEP (Text)
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31846002731072
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24514. ‡aThe book of Polly : ‡ba novel / ‡cKathy Hepinstall.
264 1. ‡aNew York, New York : ‡bPamela Dorman Books, ‡c2017.
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520 . ‡a"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?"-- ‡cProvided by publisher.
650 0. ‡aMothers and daughters ‡vFiction.
650 0. ‡aDysfunctional families ‡vFiction.
650 0. ‡aFamily secrets ‡vFiction.
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650 7. ‡aFICTION / Family Life. ‡2bisacsh
650 7. ‡aFICTION / Coming of Age. ‡2bisacsh
655 0. ‡aDomestic fiction.
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77608. ‡iOnline version: ‡aHepinstall, Kathy, author. ‡tBook of Polly ‡dNew York, New York : Pamela Dorman Books, 2017 ‡z9780399562112 ‡w(DLC) 2017005428
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