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Tonight at Litquake: Wednesday, October 14

Tonight centers around one special author: Amy Tan will be receiving Litquake's Barbary Coast Award for her contribution to the Bay Area literary community. You may know Tan as the author of Asian-American identity stories like The Joy Luck Club and The Kitchen God's Wife, but there are a few things you might not know about her: she's written an opera libretto (for the adaptation of The Bonesetter's Daughter, performed in SF last year), once had a PBS children's series (based on her Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat), and has a master's in linguistics (from San Jose State).

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Amy Tan's Bone-tingling Opera

Run! Don't walk, to purchase ducats for the San Francisco Opera production of The Bonesetter's Daughter, based on the best-selling book by beloved local author Amy Tan. That is, if any tickets (through Oct. 3) remain.

"I'm liking this a lot," enthused SF Opera patron Robert Mailer Anderson, with a slice of wry. "Imagine, a modern work. Here, in San Francisco."

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