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The Unveiling of Polly Forrest: A Mystery
by Charlotte Whitney

Published: 2022-03-15T00:0
Kindle Edition : 322 pages
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Rural Michigan, 1934. During the throes of the Great Depression Polly marries for money. After her husband Sam dies in a bizarre farm accident, new bride Polly assumes she is set to pursue her dream of opening a hat-making business. Instead, she becomes the prime suspect in Sam’s murder. ...
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Rural Michigan, 1934. During the throes of the Great Depression Polly marries for money. After her husband Sam dies in a bizarre farm accident, new bride Polly assumes she is set to pursue her dream of opening a hat-making business. Instead, she becomes the prime suspect in Sam’s murder. Secrets abound and even Polly’s family can’t figure out the truth.

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Having no choice, I started up the long, tall ladder that ran up the exterior of the silo to the small covered opening. I got up five or six rungs before my fear of heights kicked in. My body started shaking and I willed myself not to look down. I kept putting one foot above the other. The towel around my right arm had loosened. I let it fall to the ground, not wanting to let go with my other arm. ... view entire excerpt...

Discussion Questions

a. The book is set in 1934 during the throes of the Great Depression. How much do “hard times” impact the characters and their actions?
b. Much of the setting is on two adjacent farms. How is the plot intertwined with the rural setting?
c. Polly’s letters to her mother at the beginning of the book may not be entirely truthful. What is your reaction? Do you prefer reliable or unreliable narrators?
d. Thematic elements include secrecy and deception, agency, family, and community. Discuss how each plays out in the novel.
e. How is the concept of “veils” represented in the book? What veils become lifted during the course of the story? Does the reader actually see Polly Forrest unveiled at the book’s conclusion?

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