Amy Tan News

Music Institute of Chicago to Kick Off 2014 Duo Piano Festival, 7/11
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

The Music Institute of Chicago presents its 26th annual Chicago Duo Piano Festival July 11-20. (more...)

Mandy Patinkin, Ben Vereen, Andrea McArdle, Faith Prince and More Highlight Eisemann Center Presents' 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

The Eisemann Center and the City of Richardson announced the 2014-2015 Season of Eisemann Center Presents (ECP) at the Annual Season Preview Party on Thursday, May 8, 2014. The season will include the popular Theatre Comedy Series with four productions and 23 performances; the Methodist Richardson Family Theatre Series with five productions and Jeffrey Siegel's Keyboard Conversations with a total of four concerts. In addition, there are eight MainStage Shows featuring a diverse mix of programming and artistic disciplines. Some of the more popular productions and artists from the past twelve years are returning to join the season - Mandy Patinkin, Steve Solomon, the Paul Taylor Dance Company and The Church Basement Ladies. They will be joined by some outstanding new artists and shows for the Eisemann Center, including Ben Vereen, Darlene Love, Dennis DeYoung, Arlo Guthrie, Taylor Mac, Andrea McArdle, Faith Prince, Donna McKechnie, and Maureen McGovern. (more...)

AARP Celebrates Remarkable Baby Boom Generation with Documentary Film, Book and National Museum Exhibit
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Bookworks' IT'S ABOUT BOOKS For January
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

Without a doubt Alexandra Fuller is one of my most favorite authors. Her first book, Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight, is a delightfully funny yet poignant backward look at her childhood in Africa. The latest,Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness, is, at first glance a charming, delightfully funny account of her mother's life as a child when she was growing up in Africa. Fuller never loses her sense of humor and there are numerous chuckle out loud moments where she uses her mother's own words to paint for us an undeniably brilliant picture of just who her mother is and what is important to her. (more...)

Goodreads Reaches 100,000th Author
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

Goodreads has just announced that it's Author Program has just reached a major milestone- hitting 100,000 auhors involved. Paticipants include such authors as: Khaled Hosseini, Neil Gaiman, Amy Tan, Helen Fielding, James Patterson, Cassandra Clare, Rick Riordan, Jodi Picoult, Stephen King, Margaret Atwood, John Grisham, Nicholas Sparks, L.J. Smith, and David Baldacci. (more...)

Goodreads Reaches 100,000 Authors in Goodreads Author Program
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2014

Goodreads now has 100,000 authors in its Goodreads Author Program. Some of the authors include: Khaled Hosseini, Neil Gaiman, Amy Tan, Helen Fielding, James Patterson, Cassandra Clare, Rick Riordan, Jodi Picoult, Stephen King, Margaret Atwood, John Grisham, Nicholas Sparks, L.J. Smith,David Baldacci. (more...)

Bookworks Presents Today's Shelf Awareness for Readers
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

It's been heartening to read about indie bookstores having such a great holiday sales season, and interesting to see which books have done particularly well. (more...)

Top Reads: Charles Krauthammer's THINGS THAT MATTER Tops New York Times' Fiction List, Week Ending 11/24
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2013

Charles Krauthammer's THINGS THAT MATTER took the top spot on the non-fiction list, with DOUBLE DOWN by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann in second, and KILLING JESUS by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard in third. (more...)

Byliner Releases Maile Meloy's Devotion: A Rat Story
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2013

Today Byliner publishes Devotion: A Rat Story ($1.99), by Maile Meloy. Hailed by The New Yorker as 'a wise and astonishing conjurer of convincing realities,' Meloy is one of our country's most celebrated fiction writers. In her scalp-prickling Byliner Original Devotion: A Rat Story, she shows how easily an everyday reality a young woman's struggle for an independent life can become a nightmare, toothy monsters included. (more...)

Barnes & Noble Announces Great Reads from Bestselling and Favorite Authors
by BWW News Desk - Oct 03, 2013

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), one of the nation's largest booksellers and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced the list of must-have books for the Fall and Holiday season, with Barnes & Noble booksellers across the country calling this the most exciting Fall book season in years. With new books from bestselling authors like John Grisham, Bill O'Reilly, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Mitch Albom, Amy Tan and many more coming this Fall, customers are already visiting their local Barnes & Noble stores, and to purchase and pre-order the latest print and digital titles from their favorite authors. (more...)

Staged Adaptation of THE JOY LUCK CLUB Set for Gallo Center, 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2013

First came the critically acclaimed novel by Amy Tan. Then came the equally praised film. Now comes the stage version of 'The Joy Luck Club,' which is at the Gallo Center for the Arts for one performance only on Friday, October 11, at 8 pm. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Mariu Fernandez recordó a Amy Winehouse en Londres
by Florencia Nijensohn - Sep 20, 2013

El pasado mes de agosto se estreno en Buenos Aires el espectaculo Amy, El Tributo, en el cual Mariu Fernandez le rendia homenaje a una de las cantantes de soul, jazz y R&B mas emblematicas de nuestra epoca, Amy Winehouse. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Chess champion Garry Kasparov Matches Wits with IBM Computer Deep Blue in THE MACHINE
by Jonathan Mandell - Sep 09, 2013

The play turns the story of the 1997 chess match between the world's number one chess player and a computer into a nearly mechanical bio-drama masquerading as a gladiator sport, staged at the cavernous Park Avenue Armory with arena seating , mock Jumbotron video projections and sports commentators, We learn less about chess or computers than one might have expected. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2013

To mark the the 20th Anniversary of both Word for Word and Z Space, the Word for Word Charter Members present 'In Friendship: Stories by Zona Gale', opening with a press night on Saturday August 17, 8pm and running through September 8 (previews today, August 14 -16) at Z Space's new second venue, Z Below, at 470 Florida Street. (more...)

Simon Winchester Releases 'The Man with the Electrified Brain: Adventures in Madness'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2013

Today Byliner publishes The Man with the Electrified Brain: Adventures in Madness ($1.99), a shockingly frank new memoir by Simon Winchester, bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman, which reveals for the first time how he nearly lost his mind. (more...)

Bookworks Presents 'Traveling Sprinkler', 'W is for Wasted' and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 02, 2013

The final (maybe) installment (part 1, part 2, part 3,part 4) listing books we're looking forward to this fall... and we've barely scratched the surface of the fabulous titles on the way! (more...)

Amazon Announces Big Fall Books Preview - Lee Child, John Grisham, Margaret Atwood & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2013

In anticipation of what is traditionally the biggest season for books, today announced its Big Fall Books Preview. The Amazon Book Editors have made their selections for fall's top 20 big books, as well as a selection of new under-the-radar books. The Amazon Big Fall Books Preview also features the season's most anticipated releases in biographies, comics and graphic novels, cookbooks, fiction, mysteries, nonfiction, romance and science fiction-plus upcoming releases for kids and young adults. Customers can browse the full lists at (more...)

The New York Times and Byliner Announce the Upcoming Publication of TO HAVE AND UPHOLD: The Supreme Court and the Battle for Same-Sex Marriage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court decisions on same-sex marriage made for a historic day. But the struggle for the rights of gay men and lesbians to marry is a tense, complex story that has been unfolding over many years a story told in great sweep and detail by Adam Liptak in The New York Times / Byliner Original To Have and Uphold. The e-book is available for preorder today and will be published July 9, 2013. (more...)

JOY LUCK CLUB Novelist Amy Tan Announces Next Two Books
by Movies News Desk - Jun 27, 2013

Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins, has announced the next two books by best-selling novelist Amy Tan, following her forthcoming novel, The Valley of Amazement, which will be released on November 5th. (more...)

Next Two Books by AMY TAN Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2013

Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins, has announced the next two books by best-selling novelist Amy Tan, following her forthcoming novel, The Valley of Amazement, which will be released on November 5th. (more...)

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