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)

Making Their Way

Three best-selling authors discuss how ordinary women react in extraordinary times. Immerse yourself in the rich historical detail and the class and gender divisions of the times. Meet feisty, adventurous women, both fictional and real, including Frances Marion, Mary Pickford and Alexander Hamilton’s lover, who made their way in a man’s world. Assistive listening devices available.

Melanie Benjamin

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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Elizabeth Cobbs

Elizabeth Cobbs holds the Melbern G. Glasscock Chair in American History at Texas A&M University and a Research Fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution. She is the author of "The Hello Girls" and the new novel "The Hamilton Affair....

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Fiona Davis

Fiona Davis was born in Canada and raised in New Jersey, Utah and Texas. She began her career in New York City as an actress, where she worked on Broadway, off-Broadway and in regional theater. After getting a masters degree at Columbia Journalism School, she fell in love with writing, leapfrogging from editor to freelance journalist before finally settling down as an author of historical fiction....

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The Girls in the Picture
Melanie Benjamin
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 Dollhouse
Fiona Davis
Fiction / Literature
Dutton Books
July 2017
ISBN 9781101985014
368 pages
$16.00, INSTOCK
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"Rich both in twists and period detail, this tale of big-city ambition is impossible to put down. More/less

The Hamilton Affair
Elizabeth Cobbs
Fiction / Literature
Arcade Publishing
June 2017
ISBN 9781628728552
433 pages
$16.99, INSTORE
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"Elizabeth Cobbs has now written the Hamilton novel that immediately leaps to the top of the list. More/less

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