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Elizabeth Berg



Teresa Crawford

Sponsored by Sara Cohen

Elizabeth Berg is the author of many bestselling novels, including "The Story of Arthur Truluv," "Open House" (an Oprah’s Book Club selection), "Talk Before Sleep" and "The Year of Pleasures," as well as the short story collection "The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted." "Durable Goods" and "Joy School" were selected as ALA Best Books of the Year. She adapted "The Pull of the Moon" into a play that enjoyed sold-out performances in Chicago and Indianapolis. Berg’s work has been published in 30 countries, and three of her novels have been turned into television movies. She is the founder of Writing Matters, a quality reading series dedicated to serving author, audience and community. She teaches one-day writing workshops and is a popular speaker at venues around the country. Some of her most popular Facebook postings have been collected in Make Someone Happy and Still Happy. She lives outside Chicago. Her new book is "Night of Miracles."

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Scheduled events:
Healing a Broken Heart
Elizabeth Berg, Rebecca Makkai and Mark Mayer discuss how they develop struggling characters and help them rediscover themselves.

Modern Languages Room 350 (Seats 318, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Elizabeth Berg, Rebecca Makkai, Mark Mayer
Moderator: Karyn Prechtel-Altman
Elizabeth Berg
Night of Miracles - Lucille Howard is getting on in years, but she stays busy. Thanks to the inspiration of her dearly departed friend Arthur Truluv, she has begun to teach baking classes, sharing the secrets to her delicious classic Southern yellow cake, the perfect pinwheel cookies, and other sweet essentials. Her classes have become so popular that she's hired Iris, a new resident of Mason, Missouri, as an assistant. Iris doesn't know how to bake but she needs to keep her mind off a big decision she sorely regrets.

MOSTLY BOOKS, Booth #240 (Seats 1)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Fiction / Literature

Author: Elizabeth Berg
What Do You Do For an Encore?
Elizabeth Berg, Andre Dubus III and Phillip Margolin are all perennial best-sellers who have received important honors and awards. How does previous success affect their approach to the NEXT project? Let's find out!

Student Union North Ballroom (Seats 560)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Student Union North Ballroom Gallery (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Elizabeth Berg, Andre Dubus III, Phillip Margolin
Moderator: Bonnie Sedlmayr-Emerson
Strength From Kindness
Four acclaimed authors will explore their characters' journey through hardship by creating an enriching community that highlights all of the good that humanity can offer.

Integrated Learning Center Room 120 (Seats 300, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Elizabeth Berg, Rebecca Clarren, Leif Enger, Daniel Gumbiner
Moderator: Douglas Mitchell

Books:
Night of Miracles
Fiction / Literature
Random House
November 2018
ISBN 9780525509509
288 pages
$26.00, INSTORE
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A delightful novel about surprising friendships, community, and the way small acts of kindness can change a life, from the bestselling author of The Story of Arthur Truluv Lucille Howard is getting on in years, but she stays busy. More/less

The Story of Arthur Truluv
Fiction / Literature
Ballantine Books
July 2018
ISBN 9781524798710
$16.00, INSTORE
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Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Arizona Office Technologies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Marshall Foundation

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