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)

Extraordinary Bonds

Extraordinary bonds forge extraordinary characters. Join award-winning authors for a discussion of the transcendent bonds of family and friendship that drive these protagonists. Explore how things like class, race, privilege, and cross-cultural adoption intersect with the lives of these characters. Assistive listening devices available.

Thrity Umrigar

Thrity Umrigar is the best-selling author of the novels "Bombay Time," "The Space Between Us," "If Today Be Sweet," "The Weight of Heaven," "The World We Found" and "The Story Hour." She is also the author of the memoir: "First Darling of the Morning....

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Lisa Wingate

Lisa Wingate is a former journalist, inspirational speaker, and New York Times best-selling author of thirty novels. Her work has won or been nominated for many awards -- including the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize, the Oklahoma Book Award, the Utah Library Award, The Carol Award, the Christy Award and the RT Booklovers Reviewer’s Choice Award....

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Before We Were Yours
Lisa Wingate
Fiction / Literature
Ballantine Books
June 2017
ISBN 9780425284681
Hardcover, 352 pages
$26.00, INSTORE
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"Memphis, Tennessee, 1936. The five Foss children find their lives changed forever when their parents leave them alone . More/less

Girls Burn Brighter
Shobha Rao
Flatiron Books
March 2018
ISBN 9781250074256
320 pages
$25.99, INSTOCK
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When Poornima first meets Savitha, she feels something she thought she lost for good when her mother died: hope. More/less

Everybody's Son
Thrity Umrigar
Fiction / Literature
June 2017
ISBN 9780062442246
352 pages
$26.99, INSTOCK
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The bestselling, critically acclaimed author of The Space Between Us and The World We Found deftly explores issues of race, class, privilege, and power and asks us to consider uncomfortable moral questions in this probing, ambitious, emotionally wrenching novel of two families—one black, one white. More/less

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