Tucson Festival of Books

Uneasy Family Ties


What does it mean to be a family - when you are in foster care, when a parent leaves you or when you are living between two cultures? What coping mechanisms or choices shape overcoming adversities leading to survival and triumph?


Panelists
Mark Daley

Mark Daley is a social activist, entrpreneur and foster parent. Daley has over two decades of experience in message devleopment, communication strategy and public policy, including as a communications director and spokesperson for then-Senator Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign....

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Brittany Means

Brittany Means is a Chicana writer and editor living in Albuquerque, N.M. A graduate of Iowa's Master of Fine Arts Nonfiction Writing Program, Means has worked with Inara Verzemnieks and Kiese Laymon....

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Deborah Taffa

Deborah Jackson Taffa is the director of the Master of Fine Arts creative writing program at The Institute of American Indian Arts. Her memoir, "Whiskey Tender," was named one of the most anticipated books to watch for in 2024 by Zibby Media....

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Books:
Safe
A Memoir of Fatherhood, Foster Care, and the Risks We Take for Family
Mark Daley
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Atria Books
January 2024
ISBN 9781668008782
304 pages
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Hell If We Don't Change Our Ways
A Memoir
Brittany Means
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Zibby Books
October 2023
ISBN 9798985282894
352 pages
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Whiskey Tender
A Memoir
Deborah Taffa
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
HARPERCOLLINS
February 2024
ISBN 9780063288515
304 pages
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