Tucson Festival of Books

Resiliency and Survival: Tales of Women Breaking Free


These authors' stories of female empowerment and women supporting each other through difficult experiences take us on different journeys - across oceans, la frontera, or spanning generations - of hope, resilience, and survival.


Panelists
V. Castro

V. Castro is a two-time Bram Stoker Award nominated author of "Aliens: Vasquez," "The Haunting of Alejandra," "The Queen of The Cicadas," "Goddess of Filth, Hairspray and Switchblades" and "Out of Atzlan....

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Estella González

Estella González is the author of the award-winning short story collection, "Chola Salvation," published by Arte Público Press and novel, "Huizache Women." Her stories have been published by Kweli Journal, Huizache, Asteri(x) Journal and other literary journals....

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Luis Alberto Urrea

Hailed by NPR as a “master storyteller with a rock and roll heart,” Luis Alberto Urrea is a prolific, acclaimed writer who uses his dual-culture life to explore greater themes of love, loss and triumph....

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Books:
The Haunting of Alejandra
A Novel
V. Castro
Nuestras Raices
Random House Worlds
January 2024
ISBN 9780593499719
288 pages

Aliens: Vasquez
V. Castro
Nuestras Raices
Titan Books (US, CA)
October 2023
ISBN 9781803363035
432 pages

Huizache Women
Estella González
Nuestras Raices
Arte Publico Press
October 2023
ISBN 9781558859784
236 pages
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Chola Salvation
Estella González
Fiction / Literature
Arte Publico Press
April 2021
ISBN 9781558859142
200 pages
$18.95
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Good Night, Irene
Luis Alberto Urrea
Fiction / Literature
Little Brown
May 2023
ISBN 9780316265850
336 pages
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“Good Night, Irene is a beautiful, heartfelt novel that celebrates the intense power and durability of female friendship while shining a light on one of the fascinating lost women’s stories of World War II. More/less

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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