Delve into the stories from Amy Tan's life that inspired bestselling novels like "The Joy Luck Club "and "The Valley of Amazement" 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.
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Author: Amy Tan,
Number of Pages: 416 pages
Published Date: 23 Jun 2009
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Publication Country: New York, NY, United States
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