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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
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 her bigger-than-life mom, Polly. Willow is desperately hungry for clues to the family life that preceded her, and Polly has her own secrets that she won't reveal. Why did she leave her hometown of Bethel, Louisiana, fifty years ago and vow never to return after a mysterious and terrible incident? 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 closely guarded past and a final trip back to Bethel that will end with them, like Huck Finn, riding a river raft back home?
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10554472
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hepinstall, Kathy
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
Target audience
general
Label
The book of Polly : a novel, Kathy Hepinstall
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780399562112
Lccn
2017005428
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
2669ad47-b676-49d0-891a-65f317db8ba4
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 2250967
  • (OCoLC)971615739
  • ocn971615739
  • 2250967
Label
The book of Polly : a novel, Kathy Hepinstall
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780399562112
Lccn
2017005428
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
2669ad47-b676-49d0-891a-65f317db8ba4
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 2250967
  • (OCoLC)971615739
  • ocn971615739
  • 2250967

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