Tucson Festival of Books

Modern Family


Terry-Lynne DeFino, Larua Warrell, and Laura Zigman come to the festival with books that feature families -- and all the drama we know so well in our own. The relationships between siblings, parents, partners, and in-laws can get complicated!


Panelists
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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Laura Warrell

Laura Warrell is the author of "Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm," praised by Vanity Fair, People, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Apple Books, The Root, The Millions, Hollywood Reporter, Bustle, Today, Debutiful and elsewhere....

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Laura Zigman

Laura Zigman is the author of five novels, including "Separation Anxiety," "Animal Husbandry," "Dating Big Bird," "Her" and "Piece of Work." She has ghostwritten/collaborated on several works of nonfiction, including Eddie Izzard's New York Times bestseller, "Believe Me," been a contributor to the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Huffington Post, produced a popular online series of animated videos called Annoying Conversations and was the recipient of a Yaddo residency....

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

Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm
A Novel
Laura Warrell
Fiction / Literature
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
September 2022
ISBN 9780593316443
Hardcover, 368 pages

Small World
Laura Zigman
Fiction / Literature
ECCO Press
January 2023
ISBN 9780063088283
304 pages