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The laugh-out-loud tale of a lady decided to maintain together with her getting older, crazy-as-a-fox mom and research the reality of her mother’s long-secret past

Willow Havens is ten years previous and keen about the terror that her mom will die. Her mom, Polly, is a cantankerous, take-no-prisoners Southern girl who lives to shoot varmints, drink margaritas, and antagonize the neighbors—and she stands proud like a sore thumb one of the younger glossy moms in their small traditional Texas city. She used to be in her past due fifties while Willow used to be born, so Willow is aware she’s the following unintentionally, a late-life afterthought. Willow’s father died earlier than she was once born, her a lot older brother and sister are lengthy grown and long gone and failing somewhere else. It’s simply her and bigger-than-life Polly. 

Willow is desperately hungry for clues to the family members lifestyles that preceded her, and particularly Polly’s existence pre-Willow. Why did she go away her place of origin of Bethel, Louisiana, fifty years in the past and vow by no means to come? who's Garland Jones, her long-ago suitor who probably killed a guy? and may Polly have the capacity to outrun the endure, the disease that eventually places her on a collision path together with her past?

The booklet of Polly has a kick just like the top scorching sauce, and a good combination of humor and disappointment, pathos and hilarity. it is a bittersweet novel concerning the grip of affection in a really quirky relatives and you’ll come to grasp essentially the most unforgettable mother-daughter duos you’ve ever met.

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