PREMIER EVENT: AMY TAN in conversation with JAN YANEHIRO

Jan 7 2014 7:00 pm

Credit: Rick Smolan, Against All Odds Productions 

 

Amy Tan in conversation with Jan Yanehiro

Tuesday, January 7, 7:00 p.m.

The Valley of Amazement


Shanghai, 1912. Violet Minturn is the privileged fourteen-year-old daughter of the American madam of the city’s most exclusive courtesan house. But when the Ching dynasty is overturned, Violet is separated from her mother in a cruel act of chicanery and forced to become a “virgin courtesan.” 

Spanning more than forty years and two continents, The Valley of Amazement resurrects pivotal moments of the past: the collapse of China’s last imperial dynasty; the beginning of the Republic; the explosive growth of both lucrative foreign trade and bouts of antiforeign sentiment, which would have ramifications into the future.

This deeply evocative narrative exposes the profound connections between mothers and daughters, which returns readers to the compelling territory Amy Tan so expertly mapped in The Joy Luck Club.

Jan Yanehiro pioneered the magazine format on television as co-host of “Evening Magazine,” a nightly program in San Francisco that ran for 15 years on KPIX TV-CBS5. Currently she is the Director of the School of MultiMedia Communications at Academy of Art University, San Francisco. She has hosted 6 documentaries on the redress and relocation issues of Japanese Americans during World War II. Jan has won multiple awards including an Emmy and the Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitarian Award. She is the mother of six (three of her own and three step-children), holds seats on several boards including the Kristi Yamaguchi Always Dream Foundation and The Bank of Marin. Her latest book is titled, This Is Not The Life I Ordered: 50 Ways To Keep Your Head Above Water When Life Keeps Dragging You Down.

Tickets are available at Kepler's and online. Click HERE to order tickets online. 

$29.99
ISBN-13: 9780062107312
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Ecco Press, 11/2013

The Valley of Amazement (Compact Disc)

Email or call for price
ISBN-13: 9781423322399
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Brilliance Corporation, 11/2013

The Joy Luck Club (Paperback)

$16.00
ISBN-13: 9780143038092
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Call to Confirm
Published: Penguin Books, 9/2006

$15.00
ISBN-13: 9780345464019
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Call to Confirm
Published: Ballantine Books, 9/2006

$16.00
ISBN-13: 9780345457370
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Call to Confirm
Published: Ballantine Books, 2/2003

$16.00
ISBN-13: 9780143038108
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Call to Confirm
Published: Penguin Books, 9/2006

$16.00
ISBN-13: 9780143119081
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Call to Confirm
Published: Penguin Books, 12/2010

Location: 
Street:
1010 El Camino Real
City:
Menlo Park
,
Province:
California
Postal Code:
94025-4349
Country:
United States