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Where the past begins : a writer's memoir / Amy Tan.

By: Tan, Amy.
Publisher: London : 4th Estate, 2017Description: 357 p. : ill. 23 cm.ISBN: 9780007585557 : (pbk).Subject(s): Tan, Amy | Women novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography | Novelists, American -- 20th century -- BiographyDDC classification: 920 Summary: In Where the Past Begins, bestselling author of The Joy Luck Club and The Valley of Amazement Amy Tan takes readers inside her process, revealing the truths and inspirations that underlie her extraordinary fiction. By delving into vivid memories of her childhood, confessions of self-doubt in her journals, and heartbreaking letters to and from her mother, she shows how near-forgotten memories formed the origins of her novels and imagination. With candor and characteristic humour, Tan takes readers into the idiosyncratic workings of her writer's mind, a journey that explores memory, imagination, and truth, with fiction serving as both her divining rod and link to meaning. Provided by Publisher
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In Where the Past Begins, bestselling author of The Joy Luck Club and The Valley of Amazement Amy Tan takes readers inside her process, revealing the truths and inspirations that underlie her extraordinary fiction. By delving into vivid memories of her childhood, confessions of self-doubt in her journals, and heartbreaking letters to and from her mother, she shows how near-forgotten memories formed the origins of her novels and imagination.
With candor and characteristic humour, Tan takes readers into the idiosyncratic workings of her writer's mind, a journey that explores memory, imagination, and truth, with fiction serving as both her divining rod and link to meaning.

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