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The cafeteria lady at my school loved Salem Lights. Do you think some of the judgments about Polly are generational? Dalton is Willow’s childhood best friend who becomes her boyfriend when they grow older. This is a warm and fresh tale.” –Publishers Weekly “The Book of Polly has heart and humor, revenge, forgiveness, redemption and a larger than life cast of pitch-perfect characters who bring to mind such Southern literary standard-bearers as Lee Smith and Fannie Flagg.
I’d see her outside in her smock, smoking up a storm. She came back thin and pale, hair net pulled over a bald head as she served us spaghetti. They announced her death over the intercom, and everyone got free onion rings. “You never know when the Bear might strike.” Polly never used the word cancer. She perked up, struck it again.“No, Mom,” I said pleadingly, but it was too late. Should Polly be judged by the modern standards of parenting? What do you think is special about these kinds of evolving relationships? Throughout the novel, Willow attempts to rescue Polly from the clutches of the Bear, Phoenix and Shel come to Polly and Willow’s rescue on the rafting trip, and against all odds Polly rescues Elmer from a storm. There seems to be a lot of drama around Polly’s cooking—for example, Thanksgiving dinner or the time she invited the neighbors over to discuss the fence. Get ready to fall in love.” Mary Kay Andrews, New York Times bestselling author of The Weekenders“I am wildly in love with The Book of Polly.
Equal parts Alfred Kinsey and Warren Beatty, Charlie is pompous yet charming, supportive yet unfaithful; he's a firm believer that sex and love can't coexist for long, and he does little to hide his affairs.
is a poignant tale of love and loss." —Publishers Weekly"One of the richest, most deeply satisfying stories I've read in a long time." —Book Page"Carole Radziwill writes like a cross between Sophie Kinsella and Christopher Buckley.
Cautiously romantic, unexpectedly moving, and funny! " —Susan Sarandon The Widow's Guide to Sex and Dating is Carole Radziwill's deliciously smart comedy about a famously widowed young New Yorker hell-bent on recapturing a kind of passionate love she never really had Claire Byrne is a quirky and glamorous 34-year-old Manhattanite and the wife of a famous, slightly older man.
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. Willow is desperately hungry for clues to the family life that preceded her, and especially Polly’s life pre-Willow.
It was National Smokeout Day and I was going to save a fraction of her life.“The Bear is going to come for you,” I told her. Got pregnant early,” Polly remarked.“You are so mean,” I said.“No! ” I shouted, my voice full of righteous indignation.