Author Event

Lydia Millet and Terese Svoboda · Great American Desert


Friday, April 19 at 7:00pm
Join us for readings by Lydia Millet and Terese Svoboda for the release of Great American Desert: Stories (UC, $21.95).


Join us to hear readings by Lydia Millet and Terese Svoboda for the release of Great American Desert: Stories (UC, $21.95), a poetic collection of desert-inspired stories by Terese Svoboda. This lyrical collection spans the misadventures of the prehistoric Clovis people to the wanderings of a forlorn couple around a pink pyramid in a sci-fi prairie. In her arresting and inimitable style, Svoboda’s delicate handling of the complex dynamics of family and self seeps into every sentence of these first-rate short stories about what we do to the world around us— and what it can do to us.

Terese Svoboda is the award-winning author of seventeen books of prose, poetry, memoir, translation, biography, and fiction. She has taught at the Center for Fiction in New York City and has been a recipient of the Pushcart Prize.

Pulitzer Prize finalist Lydia Millet is known for her dark humor, idiosyncratic characters, and interest in the relationship between humans and other animals. She is the author of Fight No More: Stories (Norton, $24.95) and many other award-winning novels.

Event date: 

Friday, April 19, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Event address: 

411 N 4th Ave
Tucson, AZ 85705-8444

Books: 

Great American Desert: Stories Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9780814255209
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Mad Creek Books - March 12th, 2019

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Kathleen Glasgow · How to Make Friends with the Dark


Friday, April 12 at 7:00pm
Join us for the release of Kathleen Glasgow's new book, How to Make Friends with the Dark (Delacourte, $18.99).

From the New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces (Ember, $10.99) comes a novel about love and loss and learning how to continue when it feels like you're surrounded by darkness. In the wake of her mother’s sudden death, sixteen-year-old Tiger Tolliver finds herself grappling with the loss of her only family and struggling to survive her new and unrecognizable life.

Local author Kathleen Glasgow’s debut novel was the New York Times bestseller Girl in Pieces (Ember, $10.99), a powerful coming-of-age novel set in Tucson. Her newest book, How to Make Friends with the Dark (Delacourte, $18.99), has already received acclaim from a multitude of the genre’s bestselling authors.

How to Make Friends with the Dark is available April 9, 2019.

 

"In this raw, powerful, and heartbreaking meditation on loss and grief, Glasgow writes with unflinching beauty. We meet Tiger Tolliver at her darkest moment— and yet, somehow, How to Make Friends with the Dark teaches us how to let the light in."—Julie Buxbaum, New York Times bestselling author

Event date: 

Friday, April 12, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Event address: 

411 N 4th Ave
Tucson, AZ 85705-8444

Books: 

How to Make Friends with the Dark Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781101934753
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Delacorte Press - April 9th, 2019

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Secrets: A Writers Studio Tucson Reading

Sunday, February 24 at 3:00pm
Join us for a reading with writing competition winners from the Writers Studio Tucson.
 
Secrets
A Writers Studio Tucson Reading

When characters examine their past and the most fundamental actions that have shaped them, long-kept secrets emerge. Join Ron Pullins, Diane Lambert, and Richard Leis, the winners of the Writers Studio Tucson 2018 Write-to-Read competition, as they share their stories and poems about people who have finally decided to reveal their secrets.
 
Alice Hatcher and Reneé Bibby will also be speaking.

 

Event date: 

Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Event address: 

411 N 4th Ave
Tucson, AZ 85705-8444

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Cynthia Lang, author of Clifford's Ghost: An Art Mystery


Friday, March 29 at 7:00pm
Join us to hear Cynthia Lang, author of Clifford's Ghost: An Art Mystery.

After the death of her husband, Emeline Hughes is inexplicably drawn to the mysterious, sudden death of a Manhattan fashion designer. As details surrounding the unexplained death slowly emerge, Emeline finds herself in the unlikely company of Xavier Escudero, a young, gay Puerto Rican from Spanish Harlem. Together they embark on an adventure overseas in the hopes of further unraveling the mystery, only to find themselves immersed in a world of historic art thieves, possible forgeries, and the most troubling mystery of all: was the recent death of Emeline’s husband really an accident?

Cynthia Lang is the author of Sarah Carlisle’s River and Other Stories (Mill City Press) and a co-author of Psychology and Education: An Introduction (Harcourt). Her writing has been featured in Glamour, Mademoiselle, Vogue Children, and New York Times Magazine. She splits her time between Gloucester and Tucson and, through her writing, enjoys a deep appreciation of all things artistic.

Event date: 

Friday, March 29, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Event address: 

411 N 4th Ave
Tucson, AZ 85705-8444

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Joanna Frueh and Frances Murray · Unapologetic Beauty


Friday, March 15 at 7:00pm
Join us to hear author Joanna Frueh and photographer Frances Murray, creators of Unapologetic Beauty (UMN, $24.95). This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Creative Photography.

Unapologetic Beauty is a powerful collection of prose and photography that reimagines female beauty. Artist, writer, and scholar Joanna Frueh scrutinizes ideals of beauty and sensuality, often motivated by her experiences with breast cancer. Award-winning photographer Frances Murray, her friend and collaborator for more than thirty years, documents Frueh’s journey of unapologetic beauty in a series of intimate, dazzlingly original photographs before and after her bilateral mastectomy and chemotherapy.

 

Joanna Frueh is a writer, performance artist, scholar, art critic and historian, and teacher whose work expands into photographic, video, and audio pieces. She received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Women’s Caucus for Art in 2008. She has performed and lectured in the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom and is professor emeritus of art history at the University of Nevada, Reno. Her other works include The Glamour of Being Real and A Short Story about a Big Healing, among others.

 

Frances Murray, a veteran fine arts photographer, has had work featured in the collections of several U.S. museums. She has received several major awards including a National Endowment for the Visual Arts grant and a National Endowment for the Arts U.S./Japan Exchange Fellowship.

 

"Unapologetic Beauty is a downright necessary meditation on women’s wisdom and beauty in aging. Joanna Frueh and Frances Murray— in writing and image— call out the fact that our ‘hyperbeauty’ culture relies on stereotypical ‘taboos’ to make individuals unique or edgy, when we must rather recognize that ‘real flesh, real love: they are the taboos.’ And the world needs more of both."

—Maria Elena Buszek, University of Colorado, Denver

 

Event date: 

Friday, March 15, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Event address: 

411 N 4th Ave
Tucson, AZ 85705-8444

Books: 

Unapologetic Beauty Cover Image
By Joanna Frueh, Frances Murray (By (photographer))
$24.95
ISBN: 9781517906566
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Univ Of Minnesota Press - February 5th, 2019

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Eva Hagberg Fisher, author of How to Be Loved: A Memoir of Lifesaving Friendship


Friday, March 8 at 7:00pm
Join us to hear Eva Hagberg Fisher, author of How to Be Loved: A Memoir of Lifesaving Friendship (HMH, $24).

An Entertainment Weekly Most Anticipated Book

 

In her acclaimed debut, Eva Hagberg Fisher writes about the life-changing experience of undiagnosed illness and isolation in a time of crisis. How to Be Loved is a story of heartbreak and healing intertwined with a medical mystery. At the age of thirty, Eva Hagberg Fisher’s life was thrown off-course when an undiscovered mass in her brain suddenly erupted. This inspiring memoir details the journey that followed and the friendships that she discovered along the way.

Eva Hagberg Fisher’s writing has appeared in the New York Times, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Tin House, Wallpaper, Wired, and Dwell. She holds degrees in architecture from UC Berkeley and Princeton.


Matt Luck, a Tucson architect who works with Studio Rick Joy, will be joining Eva Hagberg Fisher in discussion.

 

“It is the revelation that love can be unconditional and profound that makes this memoir stand out from many similar ones. A well-written, emotionally uplifting tale of friendships, extreme illnesses, and understanding what love truly means.” —Kirkus Reviews  

Event date: 

Friday, March 8, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Event address: 

411 N 4th Ave
Tucson, AZ 85705-8444

Books: 

How to Be Loved: A Memoir of Lifesaving Friendship Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780544991156
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - February 5th, 2019

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Dana Diehl and Melissa Goodrich, authors of the new collaborative short story collection, The Classroom


Friday, February 22 at 7:00pm
Join us to celebrate the release of The Classroom (Gold Wake, $17.95) by Dana Diehl and Melissa Goodrich.

The Classroom is a collaborative short story collection that considers what it truly means to learn and grow. From a classroom of young magicians to a school that floats into the stratosphere, each story contains its own magical classroom and an enchanting glimpse into the lives of the all-too human characters who inhabit them.

Local author Dana Diehl has served as editor-in-chief of Hayden’s Ferry Review and The Susquehanna Review. She is also the author of Our Dreams Might Align (Splice, $9.99) and the award-winning chapbook TV Girls (New Delta Review). She has been awarded a Glendon & Kathryn Swarthout Prize in Fiction.

Melissa Goodrich is an award-winning writer whose stories have appeared in American Short Fiction, The Kenyon Review Online, and more. She has been awarded the 2016 Tucson Festival of Books Fiction Award, the 2018 Passage’s North Waasnode Fiction Prize, the 2012 Academy of American Poets Prize, and more. She is also the author of the short story collection Daughters of Monsters (Jellyfish, $15).

Event date: 

Friday, February 22, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Event address: 

411 N 4th Ave
Tucson, AZ 85705-8444

Books: 

The Classroom Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781644400548
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Gold Wake Press Collective - January 20th, 2019

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Ieva Jusionyte, author of Threshold


Friday, February 15 at 7:00pm
Join us to hear Ieva Jusionyte, author of Threshold: Emergency Responders on the US-Mexico Border (UC Press, $27.95).

Threshold gives readers a glimpse into a frequently overlooked reality; that of first responders who work at the US-Mexico border, preventing disasters and saving lives in both countries. They rush patients to hospitals across country lines, tend to the broken bones of migrants who jump over the wall, and put out fires that know no national boundaries. Writing from her own experience as an emergency responder, Ieva Jusionyte provides a gripping examination of the politics of injury and rescue in this militarized border region.

Ieva Jusionyte is an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology and the Committee on Degrees in Social Studies at Harvard University. She is an associated editor of Public Anthropologist and the coordinator of the Contemporary Latin American Anthropology Workshop (CLAAW) at Harvard. Her research focuses on the ethnographic study of security, crime, statecraft and the media. Threshold was selected as the winner of the 2016 Public Anthropology competition.

Event date: 

Friday, February 15, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Event address: 

411 N 4th Ave
Tucson, AZ 85705-8444

Books: 

Threshold: Emergency Responders on the US-Mexico Border (California Series in Public Anthropology #41) Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780520297180
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: University of California Press - November 9th, 2018

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