Tucson Festival of Books

Cradle to Conflict: Stories of Love and Strife


Authors Kate Christensen, Nancy Jooyoun Kim and Etaf Rum will explore the intricate tapestry of motherhood. From the profound love that binds families to the complex challenges and struggles mothers face, these stories explore the raw and tender stories of love, strife, and the unbreakable bonds that make up the essence of motherhood in literature.


Panelists
Kate Christensen

Kate Christensen is the author of eight novels, most recently "Welcome Home, Stranger." Her fourth novel, "The Great Man," won the 2008 PEN/Faulkner Award. She has also published two food-centric memoirs, "Blue Plate Special" and "How to Cook a Moose," which won the 2016 Maine Literary Award for Memoir....

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Nancy Jooyoun Kim

Nancy Jooyoun Kim is The New York Times best-selling author of "What We Kept to Ourselves" and "The Last Story of Mina Lee," a Reese’s Book Club pick. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area....

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Etaf Rum

The daughter of Palestinian immigrants, Etaf Rum was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. She has a Master of Arts in American and British Literature as well as undergraduate degrees in Philosophy and English Composition and teaches undergraduate courses in North Carolina, where she lives with her two children....

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Books:
Welcome Home, Stranger
A Novel
Kate Christensen
Fiction / Literature
HarperCollins Publishers
January 2023
ISBN 9780063299702
224 pages
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What We Kept to Ourselves
A Novel
Nancy Jooyoun Kim
Fiction / Literature
Atria Books
October 2023
ISBN 9781668004821
416 pages
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Evil Eye
A Novel
Etaf Rum
Fiction / Literature
HarperCollins Publishers
September 2023
ISBN 9780062987907
352 pages
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