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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

  • 1 of 8 copies available at OWWL.

Current holds

13 current holds with 8 total copies.
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Clifton Springs Library Fic Tal (Text)
Adult Fiction
52115300330761
On holds shelf
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Red Creek Free Library FIC TAL (Text)
Adult Fiction
52145100148519
On holds shelf
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This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Sodus Community Library FIC TAL (Text)
Adult Fiction
52148300467671
Checked out
10/10/2017
Stevens Memorial Community Library - Attica TALL (Text)
Fiction
52149100554262
Available
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This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Wadsworth Library - Geneseo FIC TAL (Text)
Adult New Fiction
52150300431426
On holds shelf
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This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Walworth-Seely Public Library FIC Tallent (Text)
Adult New Materials
52129300918178
Checked out
10/10/2017
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Williamson Public Library FIC TAL (Text)
Adult New Materials
52152300661200
Checked out
10/02/2017
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Wood Library Association - Canandaigua FIC TAL (Text)
Adult New Materials
31846002754926
On holds shelf
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This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.

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