Mary-Ann is a bolster owned by Maggie Higgins in the book Dancing the Charleston. She serves as like a doll to Maggie, who has no proper dolls.


Mary-Ann is described by Mona to be a grubby bolster cushion, which is a cylindrical shaped cushion that has a button on either end.


  • Mrs. Higgins, Maggie's mother, mocks Maggie for playing with dolls at her age, saying she looks soft in the head.
    • This is perhaps odd, considering that Maggie is only 10, and the year and era Dancing the Charleston is set (1925).
  • Mary-Ann is similar to Baby Pillow, from The Bed & Breakfast Star, in the fact they are both pillows and serve as like a doll to their owners.
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