The Goldfinch and Beartown! Yes, Violet.
I've read The Goldfinch twice now and will certainly read it again at some point. You are so right. Her prose is like magic. The book is so atmospheric, though it's also dark and gripping. It allows you to enter a world you'd never wish to occupy, though it's so evocative and interesting to get a glimpse into.
And Beartown, what character development. You are right, he hasn't gotten enough acclaim for that one. It's excellent. So compelling, engaging, and well done, both the characters and the story. It's a powerful one.