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Where the Past Begins: A Writer's Memoir


Extreame Savings Item! Save 43% on the Where the Past Begins: A Writer's Memoir by HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio at Spring Brook Audio. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. 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 A


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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 journals, and heartbreaking letters to and from her mother, she gives evidence to all that made it both unlikely and inevitable that she would become a writer. Through spontaneous storytelling, she shows how a fluid fictional state of mind unleashed near-forgotten memories that became the emotional nucleus of her novels.Tan explores shocking truths uncovered by family memorabilia -- the real reason behind an IQ test she took at age six, why her parents lied about their education, mysteries surrounding her maternal grandmother -- and, for the first time publicly, writes about her complex relationship with her father, who died when she was fifteen. Supplied with candor and characteristic humor, Where the Past Begins 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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Manufacturer:HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
Studio:HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
EAN:9781538455432
Item Size:1 x 5.75 x 5.75 inches
Package Weight:0.61 pounds
Package Size:5.79 x 1.1 x 1.1 inches

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