University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 11-12, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Save the date for 2018!

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

Susan Quinn

Elena Seibert

Ms. Quinn is appearing courtesy of Penguin Press

Susan Quinn is the author of "Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady," "Furious Improvisation: How the WPA and a Cast of Thousands Made High Art Out of Desperate Times" and "Marie Curie: A Life" among other books. Her work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, the Atlantic, and other publications. She is the former president of PEN New England and lives outside of Boston, Massachusetts.

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Scheduled events:
WWII: Japanese-American Internment
After Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, the U.S. Government rounded up and incarcerated over 120,000 American residents of Japanese descent. Three authors examine the history of the internment through photographs, documents, and personal stories, pondering if it could happen again. NOTE: Mr. Reeves will be 20 minutes late to the signing area due to a live interview with CSPAN following the program.

Student Union Gallagher Theater (Seats 340)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
History / Biography
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Richard Cahan, Richard Reeves, Pamela Rotner Sakamoto
Moderator: Susan Quinn
Eleanor Roosevelt
Eleanor Roosevelt was a highly effective, visionary, and outspoken crusader for many social causes. Two award-winning biographers of Eleanor’s life portray both the public and private sides of this much-admired and controversial First Lady.

Koffler Room 204 (Seats 304, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
History / Biography
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Koffler Patio (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Blanche Wiesen Cook, Susan Quinn
Moderator: Douglas Brinkley

Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady
History / Biography
Penguin Press
September 2016
ISBN 9781594205408
Hardcover, 416 pages
$30.00, INSTORE
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A warm, intimate account of the love between Eleanor Roosevelt and reporter Lorena Hickok a relationship that, over more than three decades, transformed both women's lives and empowered them to play significant roles in one of the most tumultuous periods in American history In 1932, as her husband assumed the presidency, Eleanor Roosevelt entered the claustrophobic, duty-bound existence of the First Lady with dread. More/less

Marie Curie: A Life

available digitally from Plunkett Lake Press
ISBN 9780671675424
Hardcover, 509 pages
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Drawing on letters written to her husband Pierre after his death, a surprising portrait of the legendary scientist reveals her emotional depth, her role in unlocking the mystery of atomic structure, and her affair with a married colleague. More/less

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Tucson Medical Center

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