Francesca G. Varela

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Francesca G. Varela was raised in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. In 2015 she graduated from the University of Oregon with degrees in Environmental Studies and Creative Writing, and in 2018 she received her master’s degree in Environmental Humanities from the University of Utah.

Francesca’s dream of becoming an author began in third grade, and her writing career had an early start; she wrote her award-winning first novel, Call of the Sun Child, when she was only 18 years old, and she wrote her second novel, Listen, when she was only 20.

When not writing or reading, Francesca enjoys playing piano, figure skating, hiking, identifying wild birds, plants, and constellations, and travelling to warm, sunny places whenever she can.

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The Seas of Distant Stars

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Call of the Sun Child

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Listen

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Sauvie’s Island

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A piece of a sand dollar in the dark gray riverbed, embedded in pebbles hewn as fine as black pepper. Here on the banks of the Columbia, an hour’s drive from the ocean, the water feels like its own gentle coastline, quiet ripples and a steep drop-off, and seagulls that fluff their feathers in the sand. Up, high above, higher than seems possible, a single turkey vulture glides westward

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These poems are pieces of the earth itself. I haven't read something so beautiful for a long time.
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A beautifully written book chronicling a little-known win in Oregon's environmental history. As an environmentalist and lifelong Oregonian, I loved learning more about Big Creek, and I'm so grateful to those who saved it. Andrea's writing had some lo ...more
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1011266 Woodland Wanderers — 17 members — last activity Jul 19, 2020 10:52PM
Woodland Wanderers is a book club for readers of Heidi Barr's books, along with whatever other books you find yourself reading in addition to those :)



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