The Resource The Book of Polly, Kathy Hepinstall, (electronic resource)

The Book of Polly, Kathy Hepinstall, (electronic resource)

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The Book of Polly
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The Book of Polly
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Kathy Hepinstall
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eng
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"Delightful. . . funny and poignant." ?People 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. Delicious." ?Mark Childress, author of Crazy 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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Hepinstall, Kathy
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The Book of Polly, Kathy Hepinstall, (electronic resource)
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Label
The Book of Polly, Kathy Hepinstall, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
5F44C690-905E-42AB-AD9C-8F9DABCFB0AA
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  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
  • OverDrive Listen
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