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Booked at the Baker: A Conversation with Amy Tan

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Sun, 05/08/2022 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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104 North Commercial Street
Bellingham, WA 98225

Village Books is pleased to co-sponsor a conversation with Amy Tan as part of our Booked at the Baker series!

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Born in the U.S. to immigrant parents from China, Amy Tan rejected her mother’s expectations that she become a doctor and concert pianist. She chose to write fiction instead.

Spend Mother’s Day in conversation with Mount Baker Theatre and National Book Award nominee, Amy Tan. Amy is the New York Times bestselling author of The Joy Luck Club, for which she also co-produced and co-wrote the 1993 film adaptation. Additional bestselling novels include The Kitchen God’s Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses, The Bonesetter’s Daughter, and The Valley of Amazement. She has written a memoir, The Opposite of Fate, and a book about writing titled Where the Past Begins: A Writer’s Memoir. Amy Tan is the subject of a documentary directed by James Redford titled "Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir", which debuted at Sundance in January 2021 and is now on Netflix.

"For Tan, the true keeper of memory is language, and so the novel is layered with stories that have been written down–by mothers for their daughters, passing along secrets that cannot be said out loud but must not be forgotten.”
NY Times Book Review

Amy Tan has served as lead rhythm “dominatrix,” backup singer, and second tambourine with the literary garage band, the Rock Bottom Remainders, whose members included Stephen King, Dave Barry, and Scott Turow. Their yearly gigs raised over a million dollars for literacy programs.

Books: 
Where the Past Begins: Memory and Imagination Cover Image
By Amy Tan
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062319319
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ecco - October 30th, 2018

The Joy Luck Club: A Novel (Penguin Orange Collection) Cover Image
By Amy Tan
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143129493
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Classics - October 18th, 2016

The Joy Luck Club: A Novel Cover Image
By Amy Tan
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143038092
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - September 21st, 2006

The Moon Lady Cover Image
By Amy Tan, Gretchen Schields (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780689806162
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Aladdin - November 1st, 1995

The Bonesetter's Daughter: A Novel Cover Image
By Amy Tan
$18.00
ISBN: 9780345457370
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ballantine Books - February 4th, 2003

The Hundred Secret Senses: A Novel Cover Image
By Amy Tan
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143119081
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - December 28th, 2010

Saving Fish from Drowning: A Novel Cover Image
By Amy Tan
$17.00
ISBN: 9780345464019
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ballantine Books - September 26th, 2006

The Valley of Amazement Cover Image
By Amy Tan
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062107329
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ecco - July 15th, 2014

The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life Cover Image
By Amy Tan
$18.00
ISBN: 9780142004890
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - September 28th, 2004

The Kitchen God's Wife: A Novel Cover Image
By Amy Tan
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143038108
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - September 21st, 2006

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