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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
"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
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Family secrets
Target audience
adult
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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