University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Save the date for 2017!

March 11-12, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Save the date for 2018!

March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Juliette Fay

Ms. Fay is appearing courtesy of Gallery Books

Juliette Fay is the best-selling author of "The Tumbling Turner Sisters," chosen as the Costco Pennie’s Book Club Pick, January 2017. Her previous novels include "The Shortest Way Home," one of Library Journal‘s Top 5 Best Books of 2012: Women’s Fiction; "Deep Down True," short-listed for the Women’s Fiction award by the American Library Association; and "Shelter Me," a 2009 Massachusetts Book Award “Must-Read Book” and an Indie Next pick. Juliette received a bachelor’s degree from Boston College and a master’s degree from Harvard University. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and four children.

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Scheduled events:
Dramatic Social and Political Change
Three authors discuss writing about fictional characters living through pivotal times in U.S. history, from the Roaring Twenties and Prohibition, to the McCarthy era, to the turbulent late 1960s in the United States.

Koffler Room 218 (Seats 142, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Koffler Patio (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Jillian Cantor, Juliette Fay, Caroline Leavitt
Moderator: Robert Houston
Transformative Characters
Three authors discuss how political and historical events, gender role expectations, setting, and other factors all play a roll in shaping the characters in their books.

Student Union Tucson Room (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Elizabeth J. Church, Juliette Fay, Nancy E. Turner
Moderator: Kate Cusumano

The Tumbling Turner Sisters
Fiction / Literature
Gallery Books
January 2017
ISBN 9781501145346
Paperback, 352 pages
$16.00, INSTORE
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For fans of Orphan Train and Water for Elephants, a compelling historical novel from “one of the best authors of women’s fiction” (Library Journal). More/less

The Shortest Way Home
Fiction / Literature
Penguin Books
October 2012
ISBN 9780143121916
Paperback, 403 pages
$15.00, INSTORE
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Sean, burnt out after spending twenty years in the Third World, returns home to Massachusetts and reconnects with his family and a woman from his past, who may just rewrite his future.

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friend of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
Monark Premium Appliance Company
William & Mary Ross Foundation
Western National Parks Association

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