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The Opposite of Fate - Amy Tan
The Opposite of Fate
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In her first book of nonfiction, bestselling novelist Amy Tan shares her personal philosophy of fate. Amy Tan was born into a family that believed in fate. In The Opposite of Fate: A Book of Musings, she explores this legacy, as well as American circumstances, and finds ways to honor the past... show more
In her first book of nonfiction, bestselling novelist Amy Tan shares her personal philosophy of fate. Amy Tan was born into a family that believed in fate. In The Opposite of Fate: A Book of Musings, she explores this legacy, as well as American circumstances, and finds ways to honor the past while creating her own brand of destiny. She discovers answers in everyday actions and attitudes-from writing stories, decorating her house with charms, learning to ski, and living with squirrels, to dealing with three members of her family afflicted with brain disease, surviving natural disasters, and shaking off both family curses and the expectations that she should become a doctor and a concert pianist. With the same spirit, humor, and magic that characterize her beloved novels, Amy Tan presents a refreshing antidote to the world-weariness and uncertainties we face today, contemplating how things happen-in her own life and beyond-but always returning to the question of fate and its opposites: the choices, charms, influences, attitudes, and lucky accidents that shape us all.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780399150746 (0399150749)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
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Rincey Reads
Rincey Reads rated it
3.0 The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life
An interesting memoir. It is very detached, like reading a collection of short stories rather than the usual memoir.
Book Candy
Book Candy rated it
2.0 The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life
The book is a series of essays/stories throughout her life and about her life and writing. Although the book is extremely well written and has some interesting thoughts in it, I find Amy Tan a little full of herself and pretty pretentious when expressing her views on various subjects. There are also...
The Drift Of Things
The Drift Of Things rated it
3.0 The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life
I actually found this easier to read and more enjoyable than her novels, which are good but sometimes drag a bit.
Nola
Nola rated it
Amy Tan has a wonderfully readable writing style and sense of humor that makes reading her writing fun, although some of the subjects are very heavy.
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