Tucson Festival of Books

Women of a Certain Age

In this session, authors Angie Cruz and Terri-Lynn Defino will introduce us to their later-in-life protagonists and explore why they chose to feature mature women facing big life changes.

Angie Cruz

Angie Cruz is the author of the novels "Soledad," "Let It Rain Coffee," and "Dominicana," which was shortlisted for the Women's Prize and a Good Morning America Book Club pick. She is founder and editor in chief of Aster(ix), a literary and arts journal and an associate professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh....

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Terri-Lynne DeFino

Terri-Lynne DeFino was born and raised in New Jersey.  She is the second of four children born to a homemaker and a then-fledgling attorney, in a Paterson, N.J. household that included two grandparents and the occasional uncle, where Sunday dinner was a given and the noise level often required earplugs....

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How Not to Drown in a Glass of Water
A Novel
Angie Cruz
Fiction / Literature
Flatiron Books
September 2022
ISBN 9781250208453
Hardcover, 208 pages

Varina Palladino's Jersey Italian Love Story
A Novel
Terri-Lynne DeFino
Fiction / Literature
HarperCollins Publishers
January 2023
ISBN 9780063228436
416 pages