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My absolute darling : a novel

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A brilliant and immersive, all-consuming read about one fourteen-year-old girl's heart-stopping fight for her own soul. Turtle Alveston is a survivor. At fourteen, she roams the woods along the northern California coast. The creeks, tide pools, and rocky islands are her haunts and her hiding grounds, and she is known to wander for miles. But while her physical world is expansive, her personal one is small and treacherous: Turtle has grown up isolated since the death of her mother, in the thrall of her tortured and charismatic father, Martin. Her social existence is confined to the middle school (where she fends off the interest of anyone, student or teacher, who might penetrate her shell) and to her life with her father. Then Turtle meets Jacob, a high-school boy who tells jokes, lives in a big clean house, and looks at Turtle as if she is the sunrise. And for the first time, the larger world begins to come into focus: her life with Martin is neither safe nor sustainable. Motivated by her first experience with real friendship and a teenage crush, Turtle starts to imagine escape, using the very survival skills her father devoted himself to teaching her. The reader tracks Turtle's escalating acts of physical and emotional courage, and watches, heart in throat, as she struggles to become her own hero--and in the process, becomes ours as well. Shot through with striking language in a fierce natural setting, My Absolute Darling is an urgently told, profoundly moving read that marks the debut of an extraordinary new writer.

Available copies

  • 4 of 16 copies available at OWWL.

Current holds

6 current holds with 16 total copies.
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Avon Free Library FIC TAL (Text)
Adult Fiction
52113300453329
Checked out
12/12/2017
Clifton Springs Library Fic Tal (Text)
Adult Fiction
52115300330761
Checked out
12/04/2017
Dansville Public Library FIC TAL (Text)
Rental
52117300469326
Available
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This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Geneva Public Library TALLENT (Text)
First Floor New Books
52118300869499
Checked out
11/16/2017
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Lima Public Library MCN FIC TAL (Text)
McNaughton
52139000865967
In transit
-
Naples Library FIC TAL (Text)
New Fiction
52124300313660
Available
-
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Palmyra Community Library TAL (Text)
Adult New Fiction
52127300360557
Available
-
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Red Creek Free Library FIC TAL (Text)
Adult Fiction
52145100148519
In transit
-
Rose Free Library FIC TAL (Text)
Adult Fiction
52147300068448
Available
-
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Sodus Community Library FIC TAL (Text)
Adult Fiction
52148300467671
Checked out
11/16/2017
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