'Night at the Fiestas' Explores Sin and Redemption

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Kirstin Valdez Quade remembers living in trailers and tents around the Southwest, following her geologist father from one dig site to the next. In her debut short story collection "Night at the Fiestas," she draws on her nomadic childhood and explores the fragile line between sin and redemption. The former Stegner Fellow at Stanford University joins us in the studio.


Kirstin Valdez Quade, author of "Night at the Fiestas" and former Stegner fellow and Jones lecturer at Stanford University