Mother-daughter relationships are not new territory for writer Amy Tan, who first explored the subject in her debut novel, The Joy Luck Club
. But in her latest book, The Valley of Amazement
, she finds fresh ways to explore this ever-changing landscape. Chronicling the lives of a Chinese-American mother and daughter in two very different settings — 1897 San Francisco and 1912 Shanghai, just before the collapse of the Ching Dynasty — the book explores the cultural conflict between East and West and offers the kind of intelligent, bittersweet analysis of relationships that has made Tan a literary powerhouse since Joy Luck
was published in 1987.
Tan will read from The Valley of Amazement tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Tattered Cover LoDo, 1628 16th Street. The event is free, but space is limited; numbered tickets for the book signing will be available starting at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit tatteredcover.com.
Thu., Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m., 2013