Tucson Festival of Books

Defying Expectations


Kirstin Chen, Nghi Vo and Kitty Zeldis come to the festival with stories about women from different places, different cultures and different eras who break racial and gender norms to defy social expectations.


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Kirstin Chen

Kirstin Chen is the New York Times bestselling author of three novels. Her latest, "Counterfeit," is a Reese Witherspoon book club pick, a Roxane Gay book club pick and a New York Times Editors’ Choice....

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Nghi Vo

Nghi Vo is the author of the novels "Siren Queen" and "The Chosen and the Beautiful," as well as the acclaimed novellas "Into the Riverlands," "When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain" and "The Empress of Salt and Fortune," a Locus and Ignyte Award finalist and the winner of the Crawford Award and the Hugo Award....

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Kitty Zeldis

Born in Chadera, Israel, Kitty Zeldis is the pseudonym for an award-winning author of nine novels and over 35 books for children. Her essays, articles and short fiction have been published in many national and literary publications....

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Books:
Counterfeit
A Novel
Kirstin Chen
Fiction / Literature
HarperCollins Publishers
January 2022
ISBN 9780063119543
288 pages

Siren Queen
Nghi Vo
Fiction / Literature
Tor Publishing Group
May 2022
ISBN 9781250788832
288 pages

The Dressmakers of Prospect Heights
Kitty Zeldis
Fiction / Literature
HarperCollins
December 2022
ISBN 9780063026346
336 pages