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)

Fierce Women

Meet determined characters living through extraordinary times, pushing the limits imposed on their gender, challenging friendships and family relationships and agitating for revolution each in her own way.


Melanie Benjamin is the author of the New York Times and USA Today best-selling historical novels "The Swans of Fifth Avenue," about Truman Capote and his society swans and "The Aviator's Wife," a novel about Anne Morrow Lindbergh....

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Jillian Cantor

Jillian Cantor has a BA in English from Penn State University and an MFA from the University of Arizona. She is the author of award-winning novels for teens and adults, including her most recent critically acclaimed novel, "The Lost Letter" and "The Hours Count and Margot," which was a Library Reads pick....

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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 Girls in the Picture
Fiction / Literature
January 2018
ISBN 9781101886809
448 pages
$28.00, INSTORE
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A fascinating novel of the friendship and creative partnership between two of Hollywood's earliest female legends--screenwriter Frances Marion and superstar Mary Pickford--from the New York Times bestselling author of The Swans of Fifth Avenue and The Aviator's Wife It is 1914, and twenty-five-year-old Frances Marion has left her (second) husband and her Northern California home for the lure of Los Angeles, where she is determined to live independently as an artist. More/less

The Lost Letter
Jillian Cantor
Fiction / Literature
June 2017
ISBN 9780399185670
Hardcover, 336 pages
$26.00, INSTORE
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A historical novel of love and survival inspired by real resistance workers during World War II Austria, and the mysterious love letter that connects generations of Jewish families. 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

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