When a routine fire inspection halts Polly’s plans to build a dream house in Marin County, California, she takes on the machine of County government to get things changed. How far will she go and what consequences will the system extract from her in the process? More
Polly McCloud is a wife, mother of two, and Librarian in Marin County California. She and her husband have their sights set on building a dream home for their family on an idyllic spot among the coastal redwoods. Then the real world punches a hole in their plans. The bureaucracy of County government gets in the way and mild-mannered Polly decides to take on the system and fight for change. Frustration, then escalation take over before a climactic ending that teaches Polly something about life, society, and focusing on what you love.
Afterward includes Questions For Further Discussion. Perfect for book groups!
on Dec. 02, 2014 :
In enjoyable read. Polly's single minded determination is admirable, despite the outcomes. A good look into the social order of county life. (review of free book)