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Tatjana Soli


Tatjana Soli is author of the New York Times best-seller "The Lotus Eaters" as well as "The Forgetting Tree" and "The Last Good Paradise." Her work has been awarded the UK’s James Tait Black Prize and been a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award. Her books have also been twice listed as a New York Times Notable Book. Her new book is "The Removes."

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Scheduled events:
From Out of the Ashes ...
The destruction of a country being ravished by a civil war and unimaginable violence can also sometimes give way to hope, love and a fierce determination of freedom. Crystal Hana Kim, Ingrid Rojas Contreras and Tatjana Soli will explore the darker side of humanity and the shining light that can emerge.

Student Union Tucson Room (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Crystal Hana Kim, Ingrid Rojas Contreras, Tatjana Soli
Moderator: Jenny Carrillo
Matter of Survival
What does it take to survive? Four acclaimed authors explore survival, secrets and and the human experience in dangerous times.

Student Union Sabino (Seats 87)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Crystal Hana Kim, Kristina McMorris, Alice Hatcher, Tatjana Soli
Moderator: Amira Makansi
A Change in Atmosphere
Three authors whose books look at life in the late 1800s and early 1900s will discuss why and how they used setting — in a different time and place — to create the atmosphere they sought for their tale.

Student Union Kachina (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Kristina McMorris, Tatjana Soli, Ann Weisgarber
Moderator: John Langellier

Books:
The Removes
Fiction / Literature
Sarah Crichton Books/FSG
June 2018
ISBN 9780374249311
384 pages
$27.00, INSTOCK
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"Spanning the years of the first great settlement of the West, [this novel] tells the intertwining stories of fifteen-year-old Anne Cummins, frontierswoman Libbie Custer, and Libbie's husband, the Civil War hero George Armstrong Custer. More/less

The Lotus Eaters
Fiction / Literature
St. Martin'sGriffin
ISBN 9780312674441
416 pages
$18.99, INSTOCK
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- Winner of UK's James Tait Black Prize - New York Times Notable Book of 2010 - American Library Association 2011 Notable Book - Finalist LA Times Book Award - A Kirkus Reviews Top Debut Fiction of 2010 - Bookmarks Magazine Best Literary Fiction of 2010 In the final days of a falling Saigon, The Lotus Eaters unfolds the story of three remarkable photographers brought together under the impossible umbrella of war: Helen Adams, a once-naïve ingénue whose ambition conflicts with her desire over the course of the fighting; Linh, the mysterious Vietnamese man who loves her, but is torn between conflicting loyalties to his homeland and his heart; and Sam Darrow, a man addicted to the narcotic of violence, to his intoxicating affair with Helen and to the ever-increasing danger of his job. More/less

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

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Marshall Foundation

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