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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Call of the Sun Child

4.92 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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Listen

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The Seas of Distant Stars

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After everyone has gone to bed, I sit on the sand. The lake pulls quietly inward, lapping against the velvet rocks. Above me, and above the purple lake, Ursa Major appears, star upon star, from the blue-lit ether. It pulls on me — the lake, and the deep-time silence that writhes in the wind, and in the mountains, and in the low, dark roots of the pine-mat manzanita. I feel the unf...

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This book meant a lot to me when I was in high school. Just like the main character, I was a shy girl who loved writing, and I was a beginning figure skater as well. Thank you for writing this, Beth Kephart! This book made me feel less alone.
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Somewhere between a short story collection and a novel, "Shout Her Lovely Name" plays to the best of both genres. Serber's writing style is distinct and descriptive, and somehow feels both raw and polished. "Shout Her Lovely Name" is an excellent rea ...more
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The Conversions by Theodore Richards
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The Conversions questions our perception of identity, modernity, and humanity. Richards approaches these themes fearlessly and masterfully; through the use of subtle, refreshing prose and lively characters, he pulls the reader into the story, invitin ...more
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