The Resource The book of Polly : a novel, Kathy Hepinstall

The book of Polly : a novel, Kathy Hepinstall

Label
The book of Polly : a novel
Title
The book of Polly
Title remainder
a novel
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?"--
Summary
A 10-year-old girl in a small conventional Texas community resolves to keep up with her aging, crazy-as-a-fox mother in order to keep them both alive and learn the truth about her mother's long-secret past
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10554472
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hepinstall, Kathy
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3558.E577
LC item number
B66 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Family secrets
  • FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • FICTION / Family Life
  • FICTION / Coming of Age
Target audience
adult
Label
The book of Polly : a novel, Kathy Hepinstall
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
952384287
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9780399562099
Lccn
2016057907
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
The book of Polly : a novel, Kathy Hepinstall
Publication
Copyright
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
952384287
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9780399562099
Lccn
2016057907
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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