See Amy Tan in Santa Monica (May 20), Laguna Beach (May 21), virtual event (May 25); also buy signed books!

Three opportunities to see Amy Tan at Live Talks Los Angeles discuss her new book, The Backyard Bird Chronicles.  
Also, a chance to purchase signed books!

A gorgeous, witty account of birding, nature, and the beauty around us that hides in plain sight, written and illustrated by the best-selling author of The Joy Luck Club

  • Monday, May 20, 8pm in Santa Monica
    The Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre, Santa Monica
    3131 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404
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  • Tuesday, May 21, 7pm in Laguna Beach
    Neighborhood Congregational Church
    340 St. Ann’s Drive,  Laguna Beach, CA  92651
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  • Saturday, May 25, 3pm PT/6pm ET — Virtual Event
    Tickets include Signed book. (Us orders only)
    Available on video-on-demand for five days.
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  • Can’t make an event, just want a signed book?
    Purchase a signed book (US orders only)

Amy Tan is the author of several novels, including The Joy Luck Club and The Bonesetter’s Daughter. She is a co-producer and co-screenwriter of the film version of The Joy Luck Club and is on the board of American Bird Conservancy. She lives in Sausalito, California. 

“The drawings and essays in this book do a lot more than just describe the birds. They carry a sense of discovery through observation and drawing…The birds that inhabit Amy Tan’s backyard seem a lot like the characters in her novels.” —David Allen Sibley, from the foreword

In 2016, Amy Tan grew overwhelmed by the state of the world. In search of peace, the bestselling author turned toward the natural world just beyond her window and, specifically, the birds visiting her yard. What began as an attempt to find solace turned into something far greater—an opportunity to savor quiet moments during a volatile time, connect to nature in a meaningful way, and imagine the intricate lives of the birds she admired.

The Backyard Bird Chronicles
maps the passage of time through daily entries, thoughtful questions, and beautiful original sketches. With boundless charm and wit, she charts her foray into birding and the natural wonders of the world.