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The Backyard Bird Chronicles: an Evening with Author Amy Tan at Centennial Hall

Thursday, June 13, 2024 - 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Audience: Adults/ Older Adults/ Teens

Categories: Author Visit

Boswell Book Company and Milwaukee Public Library present a special event with acclaimed writer Amy Tan, author of novels such as The Joy Luck Club. Tan visits with The Backyard Bird Chronicles, a gorgeous, witty account of birding, nature, and the beauty around us that hides in plain sight. The book features Tan's illuminating essays and beautiful illustrations.Please click here and register for this event at Doors open at 5:30 pm, event begins at 6:30 pm. Boswell Books will also be on hand at the event with copies available for purchase. Please note, there is no signing or meet-and-greet with Tan at this event.Please join Milwaukee Public Library staff for a special viewing of rare ornithological materials before the program, when doors open at 5:30PM. In 2016, Amy Tan grew overwhelmed by the state of the world: Hatred and misinformation became a daily presence on social media, and the country felt more divisive than ever. In search of peace, Tan turned toward the natural world just beyond her window and, specifically, the birds visiting her yard. But 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, Tan charts her foray into birding and the natural wonders of the world.

Location: Complex: Auditorium, Loos, & Masters

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