The Second Death of Edie and Violet Bond

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5.82 X 8.44 X 1.29 inches | 1.24 pounds

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About the Author
Amanda Glaze is the bestselling author of The Second Death of Edie and Violet Bond, a B&N Book Club pick, and a Rise Booklist Honoree. She grew up in Northern California where she spent most of her time with her nose in a book or putting on plays with friends. Since then, she's lived many lives: as a bookseller, a theater director, and an Emmy award-winning film and television producer. When she's not running off to the mountains, she lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their two cat familiars. Find her online at
"Quick, witty, and delightfully creative, THE SECOND DEATH OF EDIE AND VIOLET BOND is a sensation." --Elana K. Arnold, Printz Honor Award-winning author of Damsel
"Eerily atmospheric, expertly paced, and with a luscious world you'll want to escape into, fans of The Night Circus will devour Violet and Edie's story just like I did. A stunning debut!" --Gretchen McNeil, author of Ten and #murdertrending

"Amanda Glaze's debut novel is that rarest of things: a vivid historical tinged with magic, a moving story about the bond between two sisters, a tense, romantic thriller, and a prescient, feminist exploration of the courage it takes for women to set themselves free." --Laura Ruby, Two-Time National Book Award Finalist and author of Bone Gap

"The Second Death of Edie and Violet Bond is a magical, magnificent work of historical fiction. With pitch-perfect dialogue and a sharp eye for detail, Amanda Glaze beautifully brings 1880s Sacramento to life. This is a story I won't soon forget and a new voice you don't want to miss." --Brandy Colbert, award-winning author of Little & Lion
"The timely, gripping themes of sisterhood and fighting misogyny will resonate . . . . An impressive and eerie debut that will keep readers looking over their shoulders." --Kirkus Reviews

"This is a fun historical fantasy with an edge of creepy chiller." --Booklist

"Glaze unflinchingly addresses themes of gender and social inequity in 19th-century America, with Edie using her powers to push back against the restrictions, biases, and laws meant to control and oppress women and marginalized people. The social commentary is explored against a vividly eerie setting, while the central supernatural mystery, infused with elements of romance and action, propels the plot toward a haunting climax." --Publishers Weekly

"One of the most memorable titles you'll read this month." --Paste Magazine

"Spooky historical fiction featuring twin mediums? This one is chef's kiss perfect for this month." --The Honey Pop

"Chilling, suspenseful and romantic, THE SECOND DEATH OF EDIE AND VIOLET BOND combines all the best elements of historical fiction in this timely feminist novel." --The Young Folks

"Glaze's background in film shines through in this cinematic and spine-tingling debut . . . The delicious slow burn builds to a climax full of twists and turns and a satisfying evolution for our heroines." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"By turns fun and ­terrifying, this suspenseful historical adventure hits all the sweet spots on sisterhood, the supernatural, and budding romance." --School Library Journal