On an ill-fated art expedition into Burma, 11 Americans leave their Floating Island Resort for a Christmas-morning tour - and disappear. Through twists of fate they encounter a tribe awaiting the return of a leader and the mythical book of wisdom that will protect them from the ravages of the Myanmar military regime. Tan is the author of "The Joy Luck Club;" "The Bonesetter's Daughter" and "Opposite of Fate"- Book Passage
Elaine Petrocelli is the owner of Book Passage in Corte Madera, an independent bookstore that is renowned for its event schedule of authors, reader events, conferences, and writing classes.
Elaine has been chosen "Bookseller of the Year" by Publishers Weekly magazine, and her constantly-updated list of book recommendations is followed by readers throughout the Bay Area and the nation.
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.