The Book of Polly by Kathy Hepinstall is a hoot. This book has Southern flair, a dynamo heroine, and a unique family. I chuckled out loud multiple times, and was also surprised at very simple twists and turns. I think the cover blurb gives you the full flair and gist of the book:
Ten year-old Willow Haven is obsessed with the fear that her mother, Polly, will die. Polly – a take-no-prisoners Southerner who lives to drink margaritas and antagonize the neighbors in their small Texas town – was in her late fifties when Willow was born. Willow knows she’s here by accident, and she is desperate for clues about all that preceded her, especially Polly’s secret past. The Book of Polly is a hilarious and bittersweet story about the grip of love in a truly quirky family – it’s a page turning battle royale…where the weapon of choice is love.
A friend lent me this book. I recommend you look for it in your library or, what the heck, find it on Amazon. It’s got heart and humor – a fun summer read. Enjoy!