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Radical Hope in Dangerous Times


Reflecting on society in upheaval, noted authors and activists contributed to "Radical Hope," a provocative collection of letters filled with the passion, love and the courage needed to help navigate the uncertain and fearful times in which we live.


Panelists
Carolina De Robertis

A writer of Uruguayan origins, Carolina De Robertis is the author of the novels "The Gods of Tango," "Perla" and the international bestseller "The Invisible Mountain." Her books have been translated into 17 languages, and have been named best books of the year in venues including the San Francisco Chronicle, O, The Oprah Magazine, BookList and NBC....

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Alicia Garza

Alicia Garza is an Oakland-based organizer, writer, public speaker and freedom dreamer who is currently the special projects director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance, the nation’s leading voice for dignity and fairness for the millions of domestic workers in the United States....

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Celeste Ng

Celeste Ng grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Shaker Heights, Ohio. She attended Harvard University and earned an MFA from the University of Michigan. Her debut novel, "Everything I Never Told You," won the Massachusetts Book Award, the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature and the ALA’s Alex Award....

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Luis Urrea

Luis Urrea is a Tucson Festival of Books favorite! Hailed by NPR as a "literary badass" and a "master storyteller with a rock and roll heart," Luis Alberto Urrea is a prolific and acclaimed writer who uses his dual-culture life experiences to explore greater themes of love, loss and triumph....

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Books:
Radical Hope
Carolina De Robertis
American essays
Vintage
November 2016
ISBN 9780525435136
258 pages
$15.95, INSTORE
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Radical Hope is a collection of letters--to ancestors, to children five generations from now, to strangers in grocery lines, to any and all who feel weary and discouraged--written by award-winning novelists, poets, political thinkers, and activists. More/less

The Gods of Tango
Carolina De Robertis
Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Vintage
April 2016
ISBN 9781101872857
384 pages
$16.00, INSTORE
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"February 1913: When seventeen-year-old Leda, clutching only a suitcase and her father's cherished violin, arrives in Buenos Aires, she is shocked to find that the husband she has travelled across an ocean to reach has been killed. More/less

Little Fires Everywhere
Celeste Ng

Penguin Press HC
September 2017
ISBN 9780735224292
Hardcover, 384 pages
$27.00, INSTORE
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From the bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You, the intertwined stories of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the mother and daughter who upend their lives "I read LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE in a single, breathless sitting. More/less

Everything I Never Told You
Celeste Ng
Fiction / Literature
Penguin Books
May 2015
ISBN 9780143127550
Paperback, 304 pages
$16.00, INSTORE
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“If we know this story, we haven’t seen it yet in American fiction, not until now. More/less

The House of Broken Angels
Luis Alberto Urrea

Little, Brown and Company
March 2018
ISBN 9780316154888
Hardcover, 336 pages
$27.00, INSTOCK
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The definitive Mexican-American immigrant story, at once intimate and epic, from an acclaimed storyteller. More/less

The Hummingbird's Daughter
Luis Alberto Urrea
Fiction
Back Bay Books
April 2006
ISBN 9780316154529
528 pages
$15.00, INSTORE
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The prizewinning writer Luis Alberto Urrea's long-awaited novel is an epic mystical drama of a young woman's sudden sainthood in late 19th-century Mexico. More/less

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