Author Event

Juliet Grames · The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna


Saturday, May 25 at 6:00pm
Join us to hear Juliet Grames, author of The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna (Ecco, $27.99).

This remarkable novel follows Stella Fortuna and her estranged sister, Tina, from a pernicious childhood in Italy into tumultuous adulthood in America, documenting the sisters’ lifelong struggle for independence and many harrowing encounters with death along the way. Told by a family member in present-day Connecticut, The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna is a remarkable tale that fearlessly confronts the violence and heartbreak that can become entangled within  family relationships— and the love that can still be found even in the darkest of times.

Juliet Grames grew up in a tight-knit Italian-American family in Hartford, Connecticut. She has spent the last decade as a book editor at Soho Press, where she is the associate publisher and curator of the Soho Crime imprint. Her debut novel is The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna, available May 7, 2019.

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Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Event address: 

411 N 4th Ave
Tucson, AZ 85705-8444

Books: 

The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062862822
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Ecco - May 7th, 2019

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Marin Sardy · The Edge of Every Day


Friday, May 17 at 7:00pm
Join us to hear Marin Sardy, author of The Edge of Every Day: Sketches of Schizophrenia (Pantheon, $25.95).

In a uniquely crafted memoir consisting of essays,  family interviews, and exquisite, self-contained chapters, Pushcart Prize nominee and local author Marin Sardy weaves a fearless and heartbreaking account of the lifelong struggle with schizophrenia experienced by two of her family members. Expertly combining prose, philosophy, and psychology, Sardy compassionately approaches the illness that consumed her mother throughout her childhood and later began to reveal itself in her brother, ultimately taking his life.

Marin Sardy’s writings have appeared in Tin House, The Rumpus, The Missouri Review, and more literary journals as well as two award-winning photography books. Her work has twice been listed among notable essays in The Best American Essays (Mariner Books).

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Friday, May 17, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Event address: 

411 N 4th Ave
Tucson, AZ 85705-8444

Books: 

The Edge of Every Day: Sketches of Schizophrenia Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781524746933
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Pantheon - May 21st, 2019

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Lise Weil · In Search of Pure Lust


Wednesday, May 1 at 4:30pm
Join us to hear Lambda Literary Award finalist Lise Weil, author of In Search of Pure Lust: A Memoir (SWP, $16.95).

In this intimate memoir, Lise Weil documents an important chapter in lesbian history through the lens of her personal experiences as a lesbian coming of age in the ’70s and ’80s. Weil revisits her personal relationships as well as her spiritual journey to a calmer and more fulfilling love life while exploring the ideas, personalities, and trends that formed the lesbian feminist culture of the late 20th century.

Lise Weil founded Trivia: A Journal of Ideas in 1982 and was editor of its online relaunch, Trivia: Voices of Feminism. In 2014, Weil founded the online journal Dark Matter: Women Witnessing. Her  collection of Mary Meigs’s writings on aging, Beyond Recall (2005), was a finalist for a 2006 Lambda Literary Award in  biography. She lives in Montreal and hosts annual retreats for women writers.

Event date: 

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Event address: 

411 N 4th Ave
Tucson, AZ 85705-8444

Books: 

In Search of Pure Lust: A Memoir Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781631523854
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: She Writes Press - June 5th, 2018

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Michelle Tea, Award-Winning Author of Astro Baby


Friday, April 26 at 6:00pm
Join us to celebrate the release of Michelle Tea's newest book, Astro Baby (Dottir, $18.95).

Lambda Literary Award Winner Michelle Tea is the author of numerous books for adults and young adults and the creator of the international phenomenon Drag Queen Story Hour. This is an all-ages event that includes a reading and signing of Astro Baby, as well as a discussion with Michelle Tea about her educational and inclusive approach to the revolutionary genre of children’s literature.

From award-winning author Michelle Tea comes a magical, rhyming picture book that introduces children to astrology. This unique and charming book begins with a simple primer on astrology and offers kids and parents a contemporary introduction to this ancient system of knowledge, welcoming them to the “universe of you.” Featuring psychedelic illustrations by Mike Perry, Astro Baby is a clever spin on astrological literature that also teaches the value of self-acceptance.

Michelle Tea is the bestselling author of Black Wave (Amethyst, $18.95), How to Grow Up: A Memoir (Plume, $16), Modern Tarot: Connecting with Your Higher Self Through the Wisdom of the Cards (HarperOne, $22.99), and many more. She is the recipient of a Lambda Literary Award for Best Lesbian Fiction and a GOLDIE (Guardian Outstanding Local Discovery) in Literature from the San Francisco Bay Guardian, among others. She is the creator of Sister Spit and Mutha Magazine and currently works at Feminist Press as curator of the Amethyst Editions series.

 

Event date: 

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Event address: 

411 N 4th Ave
Tucson, AZ 85705-8444

Books: 

Astro Baby Cover Image
By Michelle Tea, Mike Perry (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781948340076
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dottir Press - April 9th, 2019

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