The Second Death of Edie and Violet Bond

By Amanda Glaze (Author)


Pub Date 10/17/2023

ISBN 9781454946793

Format Paperback



The Second Death of Edie and Violet Bond

by Amanda Glaze
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Deliciously chilling and edge-of-your-seat suspenseful.”
—Nina LaCour, Printz Award–winning author of We Are Okay
Sacramento, 1885  
Edie and Violet Bond know the truth about death. The seventeen-year-old twins are powerful mediums, just like their mother—Violet can open the veil between life and death, and Edie can cross into the spirit world. But their abilities couldn’t save them when their mother died and their father threatened to commit them to a notorious asylum.   
Now runaways, Edie and Violet are part of a traveling Spiritualist show, a tight-knit group of young women who demonstrate their real talents under the guise of communing with spirits. Each night, actresses, poets, musicians, and orators all make contact with spirits who happen to have something to say. . . notions that young ladies could never openly express.
A 2024 Rise: A Feminist Book Project List Selection

"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

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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

Title Details

Pages 384 pages

Trim 5.5 x 8.25 x 0 Inches

Territories WENG

Category Young Adult

Age Range 12 to 17