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Sep 28, 2004
| ISBN 9780142004890
Oct 27, 2003
| ISBN 9781101200414
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Sep 28, 2004 | ISBN 9780142004890
Oct 27, 2003 | ISBN 9781101200414
Delve into the stories from Amy Tan’s life that inspired bestselling novels like The Joy Luck Club and The Valley of Amazement and the new memoir, Where the Past Begins Amy Tan has touched millions of readers with haunting and sympathetic novels of cultural complexity and profound empathy. With the same spirit and humor that characterize her acclaimed novels, she now shares her insight into her own life and how she escaped the curses of her past to make a future of her own. She takes us on a journey from her childhood of tragedy and comedy to the present day and her arrival as one of the world’s best-loved novelists. Whether recalling arguments with her mother in suburban California or introducing us to the ghosts that inhabit her computer, The Opposite of Fate offers vivid portraits of choices, attitudes, charms, and luck in action–a refreshing antidote to the world-weariness and uncertainties we all face today.
Amy Tan is the author of The Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen God’s Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses, and two children’s books, The Moon Lady and The Chinese Siamese Cat, which has been adapted as Sagwa, a PBS series for children. Tan was also the coproducer and co-screenwriter of… More about Amy Tan
Sharp and invigorating . . . fertile reading. (The New York Times Book Review)Wickedly funny and honest. (O Magazine)A melodramatic, tragic and comedic tale . . . Tan is refreshingly candid. (The Baltimore Sun)
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