Molly is reading:
My Absolute Darling is a stunning and powerfully brutal debut novel from author Gabriel Tallent. Tallent, born in New Mexico, was raised in Mendocino, California and beautifully translates his hometown to the page in his novel. The story of fourteen year-old Turtle Alveston is at once both beautifully intense and deeply disturbing . At the hands of her survivalist father, Turtle learns how to clean, shoot, and build guns; she knows how to kill, skin, and cook her down prey, and always remembers to do whatever you can to survive- no matter what. In this compulsively readable story about the bond between father and daughter and the joy of finding your first friend, Tallent displays a new and exciting talent in the literary world.