University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)


Join two best-selling authors and a debut author as they discuss independent-minded characters who persevered while facing unimaginable upheaval and ruthless obstacles. Assistive listening devices available.

Jim Fergus

Jim Fergus is an award-winning writer whose work has appeared in numerous national magazines and newspapers. He is the author of several fiction and nonfiction books. His novel "One Thousand White Women," won Best Book of the West and has sold over a million copies both in the U....

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Janet Fitch

Janet Fitch is the best-selling author of "White Oleander," an Oprah Book Club pick, translated into 24 languages and the basis of a major motion picture. Her second novel, "Paint It Black," has also been widely translated and made into a feature film directed by Amber Tamblyn....

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Shobha Rao

Shobha Rao moved to the United States from India at the age of seven. She is the winner of the 2014 Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Fiction, awarded by Nimrod International Journal, and is the recipient of the Elizabeth George Foundation fellowship....

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The Vengeance of Mothers: The Journals of Margaret Kelly & Molly McGill
Jim Fergus
Fiction / Literature
St. Martin's Press
September 2017
ISBN 9781250093424
352 pages
$26.99, INSTORE
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"9 March 1876 My name is Meggie Kelly and I take up this pencil with my twin sister, Susie. More/less

The Revolution of Marina M.
Janet Fitch
Fiction / Literature
Little, Brown and Company
November 2017
ISBN 9780316022064
800 pages
$30.00, INSTOCK
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From the mega-bestselling author of White Oleander and Paint It Black, a sweeping historical saga of the Russian Revolution, as seen through the eyes of one young woman St. More/less

Girls Burn Brighter
Shobha Rao
Fiction / Literature
March 2018
ISBN 9781250074256
320 pages
$25.99, INSTOCK
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When Poornima first meets Savitha, she feels something she thought she lost for good when her mother died: hope. More/less

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