The Book of Polly

The Book of Polly

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Willow 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 with a sharp tongue who lives to shoot varmints, and drink margaritas; and she sticks out like a sore thumb among the young mothers of their small Texas town. She was in her late 50s when Willow was born, has already had two children who are grown and gone, leaving Willow hungry for clues about the family life that preceded her. A bittersweet novel about the grip of love in a truly quirky family, featuring two unforgettable characters.
Publisher: New York, New York : Pamela Dorman Books/Viking, [2017]
ISBN: 9780399562099
Branch Call Number: FIC Hepin
Characteristics: 322 pages ; 24 cm

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debwalker Mar 02, 2018

Costco’s influential book buyer, Pennie Clark Ianniciello, picks The Book of Polly by Kathy Hepinstall (Penguin), writing “I dare any reader not to be charmed by Polly. I cannot remember the last time a character so made me want to summon her into existence.”

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Jun 28, 2017

This novel takes the reader on an emotional roller-coaster : tragi-comedy at its best !
The genuine naivete of the youngest characters clashes with the sarcastic wisdom of
the adults and the result is explosive ! A delightful summer read !

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