Book Group Expo 2006 presents The Book Club from Hell Discusses Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club (And We Learn About The Art of Discussion) with moderator Susanne Pari and panelists Amy Tan and Molly Giles.
Part salon, part marketplace, and part marvelous party, Book Group Expo brings together a wide variety of book lovers, and authors under one roof. The Expo is an opportunity for the thousands of serious readers and book group members from throughout the Bay Area to experience a unique interactive program built around reading and discussing literature.
Molly Giles is the author of Iron Shoes, Creek Walk and Other Stories, and Rough Translations, and teaches fiction writing at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. She is presently completing a new collection of short stories and working on a truly terrible screenplay she is determined to finish.
Susanne Pari's novel, The Fortune Catcher, is a love story and a painless history lesson on the Iran-America situation. It has been translated into six languages. She was an advisor to Edgework Press and the Program Director for their Literary Salons. She has contributed to The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, The Boston Globe, The San Francisco Chronicle, National Public Radio, and Voice of America.
She sees her job as Program Director for Book Group Expo as a sly opportunity to read every book of every participating author without feeling guilty that she's having so much fun.
Amy Tan is author of six bestselling books, most recently, 2013’s The Valley of Amazement. She is also creator of the libretto for San Francisco Opera’s production of her book, The Bonesetter’s Daughter. As dominatrix singer for the Rock Bottom Remainders, she has helped raise millions for literacy.