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September 2017 Book of the Month

Every month, the avid readers in our Books department choose one new title that needs to be shared. We're so invested in getting more people to read this book that as added encouragement, you save 25% when you buy it during its featured month!

September Title: My Absolute Darling

This month, we're introducing you to Gabriel Tallent's debut book, My Absolute Darling.

"There are books we like well enough to recommend, but there are a very few—To Kill a Mockingbird, Catch-22, The Things They Carried—that we remember forever. To my own short list I can now add My Absolute Darling, by Gabriel Tallent. Fourteen-year-old Turtle Alveston is a brilliantly rendered creation, and her father is the most terrifyingly believable human monster to inhabit the pages of a novel since Harry Powell in The Night of the Hunter. This book is ugly, beautiful, horrifying, and uplifting. The word 'masterpiece' has been cheapened by too many blurbs, but My Absolute Darling is absolutely one."

-Stephen King

Who are we to argue with the King? This skillfully crafted book has garnered a lot of buzz and there's a reason why. Featuring a small, yet immersive setting, intense themes, complex topics, and searing characters, it is an undeniably remarkable feat for a first-time novelist. With vivid prose, Tallent depicts both the feral beauty of the Californian coast and a twisted cord binding victim and abuser. My Absolute Darling will haunt you. Prepare yourself.

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