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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library Y DRA (Text) 33500013137377 New Available -
Climax Public Library Y DRA (Text) 33500013137385 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781368048088
  • ISBN: 1368048080
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Los Angeles : Hyperion, 2019.

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Summary, etc.:
Inspired loosely by Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, teenaged Violet is shipped off to Maine after her brother's hospitalization, where she searches for the lost shipwreck that her great-great grandmother survived and for answers about her family's long struggle with mental illness, all while falling in love.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 September #2
    *Starred Review* When her younger brother Sam—always delicate, always different—is hospitalized after a suicide attempt, Violet Larkin reacts by hitting on a man in the waiting room. This last year, her partying has gotten out of control, and bewildered by their fragile son and wild daughter, her parents send her to Lyric, Maine, to stay with her mother's brother Toby. But Violet's family has deep roots in Lyric. Legend has it that the town was founded by Violet's great-great-great-grandmother Fidelia, the only passenger aboard the Lyric to survive a shipwreck, and her descendants have disaster in their blood—though Violet shaves off her wild hair and dons her dad's jeans, she can't avoid that. But as she digs into her family's history in Lyric, she becomes involved with a local group of teens, including Orion, whose musical soul speaks to Violet's in ways she'd rather forget, and Liv, the girl he loves—the girl who's obsessed with the history of Lyric and its infamous shipwreck; the girl who Violet's starting to let herself get close to despite everything. Wry, quick-witted, and filled with deep grief and fathomless joy in equal measure, this is a triumphant debut. Echoes of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and the barest touches of magical realism give shape to the story, which precisely and profoundly maps the ebbs and flows of surviving through trauma. Grades 10-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Julia Drake grew up outside Philadelphia. As a teenager, she played some of Shakespeare's best heroines in her high school theater program, and their stories would stay with her forever. She received her BA in Spanish from Williams College, and her MFA in creative writing from Columbia University, where she also taught writing to first-year students. She currently works as a book coach for aspiring writers and teaches creative writing classes for Writopia, a nonprofit that fosters love of writing in young adults. She lives in San Francisco with her partner and their rescue rabbit, Ned.

Subject: Families > Fiction.
Shipwrecks > Fiction.
Mental illness > Fiction.
Love > Fiction.
Maine > Fiction.

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