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SLCL Foundation Presents “Joy Luck Club” Novelist Amy Tan

Press Release

Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 10:00a.m.
The St. Louis County Library Foundation is pleased to present internationally bestselling author Amy Tan for a discussion and signing of her latest novel “The Valley of Amazement.” The event will take place at Library Headquarters (1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.) on Saturday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m.
Ticket packages are $30 (admits ONE and includes one copy of “The Valley of Amazement”) or $40 (admits TWO and includes one copy of “The Valley of Amazement”).  Tickets can be purchased through or at St. Louis County Library Headquarters starting at 9:00 am on Tuesday, October 1.
The format of the evening will be an onstage interview with St. Louis Public Radio’s Don Marsh followed by questions from the audience and a book signing. Additional copies of Ms. Tan’s books will be available for purchase and signing from Left Bank Books.
The event is sponsored by Maryville University.  

Amy Tan’s “The Valley of Amazement” is a sweeping, evocative epic of two women’s intertwined fates and their search for identity that moves from the lavish parlors of Shanghai courtesans to the fog-shrouded mountains of a remote Chinese village.
Spanning more than forty years and two continents, “The Valley of Amazement” resurrects pivotal episodes in history: from the collapse of China’s last imperial dynasty, to the rise of the Republic. A deeply evocative narrative about the profound connections between mothers and daughters, “The Valley of Amazement” returns readers to the compelling territory of Amy Tan’s “The Joy Luck Club.” With her characteristic insight and humor, she conjures a story of inherited trauma, desire and deception, and the power and stubbornness of love.
Amy Tan is the author of “The Joy Luck Club,” “The Kitchen God's Wife,” “The Hundred Secret Senses,” “The Bonesetter's Daughter,” “The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life,” and “Saving Fish from Drowning.” Tan was also a co-producer and co-screenwriter of the film version of “The Joy Luck Club.” Her essays and stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, and her work has been translated into thirty-five languages.
Program sites are accessible. Upon two weeks notice, accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities. Contact St. Louis County Library by phone 314-994-3300 or visit