Tucson Festival of Books

Small Towns and Big Hearts


Authors Bonnie Jo Campbell, Jeffrey Blount and J. Ryan Strandal discuss the process of creating close-knit communities and characters who are determined to save their town no matter the cost.


Panelists
Jeffrey Blount

Jeffrey Blount is an award-winning novelist. "The Emancipation of Evan Walls" was the winner of the 2020 National Indie Excellence Award for African American fiction.  He is also an Emmy award-winning television director and a 2016 inductee to the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame....

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Bonnie Jo Campbell

Bonnie Jo Campbell is the best-selling author of six books of fiction, including "Mothers, Tell Your Daughters," "Once Upon a River," which has been adapted into an award-winning feature film, and "American Salvage," which was a National Book Award Finalist....

J. Ryan Stradal

J. Ryan Stradal is the author of "Saturday Night at the Lakeside Supper Club," a finalist for the Heartland Booksellers Award. He also wrote The New York Times best-seller, "Kitchens of the Great Midwest," which won the Midwest Booksellers Choice Award and the American Booksellers Association Indie Choice Award for Adult Debut Book of the Year....

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Books:
Mr. Jimmy from Around the Way
Jeffrey Blount
Fiction / Literature
BEAUFORT BOOKS
January 2024
ISBN 9780825310324
350 pages
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The Waters
A Novel
Bonnie Jo Campbell
Fiction / Literature
W. W. Norton, Incorporated
January 2024
ISBN 9780393248432
400 pages

Saturday Night at the Lakeside Supper Club
J. Ryan Stradal
Fiction / Literature
Penguin
April 2023
ISBN 9781984881076
352 pages
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