Tucson Festival of Books

The Wide, Wild World of Fiction


Bestselling authors Jamie Ford, Laurie Albanese and T. Jefferson Parker have come to the festival with three very different stories featuring three very different women. What drew our authors to these particular people? Why were they important stories to tell? Let's find out!


Panelists
Laurie Albanese

Laurie Lico Albanese is an award-winning novelist and journalist. Hester is an Audible Best Book of 2022, an IndieNext and Canadian and American Librarians October 2022 selection, a Gillian Flynn Best Books of Fall 2022, a Book of the Month club selection, and a finalist in the Goodreads Best Books of the Year....

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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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T. Parker

T. Jefferson Parker is the author of 26 novels, including "Silent Joe" and "California Girl," both of which won the Edgar Award for best mystery. When not writing, Parker likes to fish in Baja California, hike in San Diego and settle in for the evening with a good book....

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Books:
Hester
A Novel
Laurie Albanese
Fiction / Literature
St. Martin's Publishing Group
October 2022
ISBN 9781250278555
Hardcover, 336 pages

A vivid reimagining of the woman who inspired The Scarlet Letter, and a journey into the enduring legacy of New England's witchcraft trials. More/less

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

A Thousand Steps
T. Parker
Mystery / Thrillers
Tor Publishing Group
February 2023
ISBN 9781250890214
tp, 384 pages