The Resource The book of Polly, Kathy Hepinstall

The book of Polly, Kathy Hepinstall

Label
The book of Polly
Title
The book of Polly
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 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?
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
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
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Family secrets
  • Mothers and daughters
Target audience
adult
Label
The book of Polly, 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
000059526765
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
444 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410497765
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)982168225
Label
The book of Polly, 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
000059526765
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
444 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410497765
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)982168225

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