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Where the Past Begins

A Writer's Memoir

Where the Past Begins( )
Author: Tan, Amy
ISBN:978-0-00-758554-0
Publication Date:Oct 2017
Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers Australia
Imprint:Fourth Estate
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $44.99
Book Description:

From New York Times bestselling author Amy Tan, a memoir on her life as a writer, her childhood and the symbiotic relationship between fiction and emotional memory.

In Where the Past Begins, bestselling author of The Joy Luck Club and The Valley of Amazement Amy Tan is at her most intimate in revealing the truths and inspirations that underlie her extraordinary fiction. By delving into vivid memories of her traumatic childhood, confessions of self-doubt in her...
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Book Details
Pages:368
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / American / Asian American
Biography & Autobiography / Literary Figures
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):16.5 x 24 x 3.5 cm
Book Weight:0.612 Kilograms
Author Biography
Tan, Amy (Author)
Amy Tan was born on February 19, 1952 in Oakland, California. She received B.A. degrees in English and linguistics and a master's degree in linguistics from San Jose State University. She worked as a freelance business writer, but eventually turned to fiction. Her first book, The Joy Luck Club, won the Commonwealth Gold Award and was adapted into a feature film in 1994. Her other novels include The Kitchen God's Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses, The Bonesetter's Daughter, Saving Fish from Drowning, and The Valley of Amazement. She is also the author of a memoir entitled The Opposite of Fate and two children's books entitled The Moon Lady and Sagwa, The Chinese Siamese Cat.

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