As part of the Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative's Big Read program, Amy Tan (The Joy Luck Club) will discuss and sign her book at 1 p.m. today at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place. For the full calendar of Big Read events throughout May, go to www.neabigread.org/events and select "Tampa."
Piero Rivolta (The Castaway) will read from and sign his novel at 6 p.m. Thursday at Media on Main, 1343 Main St., Sarasota.
Nick Wynne and Richard Moorhead (Paradise for Sale: Florida's Booms and Busts) will talk about and sign their book at 11 a.m. Saturday at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa.
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