Stories of Love and War in Historical Fiction
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Saturday, November 5, 2022
Capitol Extension Room E2.016
1100 Congress Avenue, Austin TX

Characters find connection and battle for survival during eras of revolution and great upheaval in these new acclaimed historical novels. In Jabari Asim’s Kirkus-starred Yonder, set on an unnamed plantation run by a cruel and tyrannical captor, William finds himself falling for Margaret; and Cato mourns the departure of first love, Iris, who was suddenly shipped off, destination unclear. In award-winning author Reyna Grande’s A Ballad of Love and Glory, set in the mid-nineteenth century Rio Grande Valley, a Mexican nurse and a U.S. Army defector find love and fight for survival during the Mexican-American War. In Andrea Yaryura Clark’s On a Night of a Thousand Stars, young Paloma searches for the truth about her father’s life amid Argentina’s Dirty War in the 1970s.

Moderator: Donna M. Johnson, author of the award-winning memoir Holy Ghost GirlJabari Asim, Andrea Yaryura Clark, Reyna Grande, Yonder, On a Night of a Thousand Stars, A Ballad of Love and Glory


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