The Book of Polly

The Book of Polly

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"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?"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, New York : Pamela Dorman Books, 2017
ISBN: 9780399562099
0399562095
9780399562112
Branch Call Number: FICTION Hep
Description: 322 pages ; 24 cm

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Willow was conceived the night her father died of a heart attack. By the time she is 10, she is terrified of outliving her now 68-year-old mother and being left alone.

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CRRL_MegRaymond Jan 04, 2018

Willow was conceived the night her father died of a heart attack. By the time she is 10, she is terrified of outliving her now 68-year-old mother and being left alone.

Although in her late fifties when her daughter Willow was born, Polly has more vim, vigor, and sass than the other mothers half her age. But Willow is obsessed with the thought of her mother dying and equally intrigued with the mystery surrounding Polly’s early life. - Fritzi N.


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CRRL_MegRaymond Jan 04, 2018

Willow was conceived the night her father died of a heart attack. By the time she is 10, she is terrified of outliving her now 68-year-old mother and being left alone.

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