Tempe events this week – Amy Tan at the TCA

Author: Nancy

Posted on: October 14, 2013
Last updated on: September 18th, 2014 at 4:51 pm

Amy Tan

Amy Tan

Two of my all-time favorite novels are The Joy Luck Club and the The Kitchen God’s Wife by Amy Tan. I was reminded how much I enjoyed  both books when I learned that Ms. Tan is coming to the Tempe Center for the Arts as an ASU Distinguished Visiting Writer this Thursday.  I was also reminded that it’s time for me to read more Amy Tan.

Ms. Tan is a tremendous story teller whose books are hard to put down.  Her works delve into mother-daughter relationships, Chinese culture and the clashes that arise when parents’ expectations clash with their children’s desires to realize their own dreams.  She writes about the complexities, tragedies and joys experienced by her multicultural characters.

She has won numerous awards, including Academy of Achievement Golden Plate Award, the Bay Area Book Reviewers Award and the Commonwealth Gold Award. She was a finalist for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Fiction Prize and the Orange Prize.

Amy Tan will be speaking at the Tempe Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 17. Free tickets will be distributed at the door.  For more information, visit http://www.tempe.gov/tca.

There are many more exciting events taking place in Tempe this week. View a complete listing of Tempe events, or call 480-894-8158.

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