Violet is a new bookseller and the youngest member of the Kepler’s team. She is a high school senior. She’s happy to try any genre of book but loves contemporary fiction, YA, cooking, and sociology the very most.

Favorite Genres: 
Children's Lit
Young Adult
Book Recommendations: 
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Long Division: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982174828
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Published: Scribner - June 1st, 2021

A genre-bending coming of age story unlike anything I've read before. Laymon writes the intersecting stories of 1985 teen Citoyen Coldson and 2013 teen Baize Shephard with his signature tenderness and humor. Newly printed after a revision, this book reads in a reversible style that compliments its meta subject matter. --Violet

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Where I Was From (Vintage International) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679752868
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Published: Vintage - September 14th, 2004

A fascinating take on California history with special attention paid to Northern California and the Bay Area. Though the book contains its fair share of history, what I enjoyed the most was Didion's use of literary criticism and even memoir to analyze the California character. --Violet

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ISBN: 9780062333131
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Published: Harper - August 11th, 2020

The New Wilderness imagines an environmental crisis so dire that some must live as nomads on the Wilderness State--the last nature preserve in the world. With prose as incisive as it is poignant, this novel explores what aspects of us remain when the world is in crisis. I think readers of Margaret Atwood would enjoy this book as a work of speculative fiction. --Violet

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Burnt Sugar: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419752926
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - January 26th, 2021

 A mother who's losing her memory. A daughter who can't forget how her mother hurt her. Set in Pune, India, Burnt Sugar is a dark story about motherhood and art. Both witty and poetic, readers who enjoy Ottessa Moshfegh will adore this novel. --Violet

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Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399589065
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Published: One World - March 24th, 2020

This graphic novel had me laughing out loud and biting back tears--all while I was at work. A beautiful memoir about the intersection of identities in a hostile world. --Violet

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ISBN: 9780399592706
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Published: One World - April 6th, 2021

A important work of creative nonfiction exploring the mental and physical health crises that undocumented Americans experience. Weaving in snippets of her own experience as a DREAMer, Karla Cornejo Villavicencio sets an example for how we might write about others' struggles with empathy. --Violet