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Read online The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life Born into a family who believed in fate Amy Tan has always looked for alternative ways to make sense of the world And now in The Opposite of Fate her first book of nonfiction she shares her thoughts on how she escaped the expectations and curses of her past and created her own destiny p Amy Tan tells of her family of the ghosts that inhabit her computer of specters of illness ski trips the pliability of memory rock and roll and the twinned mysteries of faith and fate Whether she is remembering arguments with her mother in suburban California recounting trips to an outdoor market in Shanghai or describing her love hate relationship with the CliffsNotes edition of her first book The Joy Luck Club her recollections offer an intimate glimpse of a bestselling writer whose own life story is as magical and hopeful as her fiction p by Amy Tan

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The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life
Title:The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life
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Number of Pages:398
Category:non-fiction, memoir, writing, biography
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Winnie and Helen have kept each other s worst secrets for more than fifty years Now because she believes she is dying Helen wants to expose everything And Winnie angrily determines that she must be the one to tell her daughter Pearl about the past including the terrible truth even Helen does not know And so begins Winnie s story of her life on a small island outside Shanghai in the s and other places in China during World War II and traces the happy and desperate events that led to Winnie s coming to America in, In four Chinese women recent immigrants to San Francisco begin meeting to eat dim sum play mahjong and talk United in shared loss and hope they call themselves the Joy Luck Club With wit and wisdom Amy Tan examines the sometimes painful often tender and always deep connection between these four women and their American born daughters As each reveals her secrets trying to unravel the truth about her life the strings become more tangled more entwined, Before you go out into the world Ming Miao told her five kittens you must know the true story of your ancestors br br And so begins the story of Sagwa of China a mischievous pearl white kitten Sagwa lived in the House of the Foolish Magistrate a greedy man who made up rules that helped only himself One day Sagwa fell into an inkwell and accidentally changed one of the Foolish Magistrate s rules Little did Sagwa know she would alter the fate and the appearance of Chinese cats forever, A sweeping evocative epic of two women s intertwined fates and their search for identity that moves from the lavish parlors of Shanghai courtesans to the fog shrouded mountains of a remote Chinese village br br Amy Tan s The Valley of Amazement is a sweeping evocative epic of two women s intertwined fates and their search for identity that moves from the lavish parlors of Shanghai courtesans to the fog shrouded mountains of a remote Chinese village br br Spanning more than forty years and two continents The Valley of Amazement resurrects pivotal episodes in history from the collapse of China s last imperial dynasty to the rise of the Republic the explosive growth of lucrative foreign trade and anti foreign sentiment to the inner workings of courtesan houses and the lives of the foreign Shanghailanders living in the International Settlement both erased by World War II br br A deeply evocative narrative about the profound connections between mothers and daughters The Valley of Amazement returns readers to the compelling territory of Amy Tan s The Joy Luck Club With her characteristic insight and humor she conjures a story of inherited trauma desire and deception and the power and stubbornness of love