Tucson Festival of Books

Stories That Come from the Heart


Luis Alberto Urrea, Jamie Ford and Rebecca Makkai are bestselling authors whose novels come from the heart... and their own life journeys. They take their work personally. Today, we'll learn if that makes their stories easier or harder to tell.


Panelists
Jamie Ford

Jamie Ford is the great-grandson of Nevada mining pioneer, Min Chung, who emigrated from Hoiping, China to San Francisco in 1865, where he adopted the western name “Ford,” thus confusing countless generations....

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Rebecca Makkai

Rebecca Makkai is the Chicago-based author of the novels "The Great Believers," "The Hundred-Year House" and "The Borrower," as well as the short story collection "Music for Wartime." "The Great Believers" was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, and received the ALA Carnegie Medal and the LA Times Book Prize, among other honors....

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Luis Alberto Urrea

A Pulitzer Prize finalist and member of the Latino Literature Hall of Fame, Urrea is the bestselling author of 17 critically acclaimed and award-winning books. His forthcoming novel is "Goodnight, Irene....

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Books:
I Have Some Questions for You
A Novel
Rebecca Makkai
Fiction / Literature
Penguin
February 2023
ISBN 9780593490143
448 pages

The Many Daughters of Afong Moy
A Novel
Jamie Ford
Fiction / Literature
Simon and Schuster
August 2022
ISBN 9781982158217
384 pages

The House of Broken Angels
Luis Alberto Urrea
Fiction / Literature
Little, Brown
March 2019
ISBN 9780316154895
Paperback, 336 pages
$16.99, INSTORE
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