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The book of Polly : a novel

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"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?"--

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  • 12 of 12 copies available at Westchester Library System.

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Briarcliff Manor Public Library FICTION HEPINSTALL (Text)
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31036150807029
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Chappaqua Library FICTION HEPINSTALL (Text)
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31005500406600
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Dobbs Ferry Public Library HEPINSTALL (Text)
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31007151288311
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Greenburgh Public Library FICTION HEPINSTALL (Text)
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31009154400943
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Katonah Village Library FICTION HEPINSTALL (Text)
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31013151702780
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Mount Kisco Public Library FICTION HEPINSTALL (Text)
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31017151791693
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New Rochelle Public Library HEPINSTALL (Text)
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31019156179486
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Ossining Public Library FICTION (Text)
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31021153080964
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Scarsdale Public Library FICTION (Text)
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31029153722089
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The Field Library HEPINSTA, K. (Text)
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31022151988059
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