University of Arizona Campus  •  March 11 - 12, 2017  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Jillian Cantor


Author sponsored by Prime Learning

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 the critically acclaimed "Margot," which was a Library Reads pick for September 2013 and also featured in O the Oprah Magazine, People, Ladies Home Journal, and Time.com. Her most recent book for teens "Searching for Sky," was nominated for the 2015 Carnegie Medal in the UK. Jillian’s latest historical novel for adults "The Hours Count" came out in paperback from Riverhead/Penguin in August. Born and raised in a suburb of Philadelphia, Jillian currently lives in Arizona with her husband and two sons.

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Scheduled events:
Fiction: Christina Baker Kline
The author of "Orphan Train," (which spent more than two years on the New York Times bestseller list, including five weeks at #1), will discuss her latest, hot-off-the-press book. "Christina's World" examines the relationship between artist Andrew Wyeth, and the woman who was the subject of his best-known painting.

Modern Languages Room 350 (Seats 318, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Christina Baker Kline
Moderator: Jillian Cantor
Jillian Cantor
The Hours Count: A spellbinding historical novel about a woman who befriends Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, and is drawn into their world of intrigue.

Mostly Books, Booth #240 (Seats 1)
Sat, Mar 11, 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Fiction / Literature

Author: Jillian Cantor
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
Jewish Lives and Histories
For the fictional characters in these novels, the fact that they are Jewish often impacts the events in their lives, the choices they are allowed to make, and the actions of those around them. Three authors discuss how being Jewish helps shape the lives of their characters.

Integrated Learning Center Room 120 (Seats 300, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Jillian Cantor, Alice Hoffman, Affinity Konar
Moderator: Pam Treadwell-Rubin

Books:
The Hours Count
Fiction / Literature
Riverhead
August 2016
ISBN 9780399576041
Paperback, 368 pages
$16.00, INSTORE
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A spellbinding historical novel about a woman who befriends Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, and is drawn into their world of intrigue, from the author of Margot. More/less

Margot
Fiction / Literature
Riverhead
September 2013
ISBN 9781594486432
Paperback, 338 pages
$16.00, INSTORE
Buy now

In a reimagining of the life of Anne Frank's sister Margot, Margie Franklin, working as a secretary at a Jewish law firm in Philadelphia, finds her carefully constructed life falling apart when her sister becomes a global icon.

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