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The opposite of fate [electronic resource] : a book of musings / Amy Tan.

Tan, Amy. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 0786541415 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 9780786541416 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 9781101200414 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1101200413 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (398 p.) : ill.
  • Publisher: New York : Putnam, c2003.

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Formatted Contents Note: Fate and faith: CliffsNotes version of my life -- How we knew -- Question of fate -- Faith -- Changing the past: Last week -- My grandmother's choice -- Thinly disguised memoir -- Persona errata -- Scent -- American circumstances and Chinese character: Fish cheeks -- dangerous advice -- Midlife confidential -- Arrival banquet -- Joy luck and Hollywood -- Strong winds, strong influences: What she meant -- Confessions -- Pretty beyond belief -- Most hateful words -- My love affair with Vladimir Nabokov -- Luck, chance, and a charmed life: Inferior decorating -- Room with a view, new kitchen, and ghosts -- Retreat to reality -- My hair, my face, my nails -- Ghosts of my imagination -- Choice of words: What the library means to me -- Mother tongue -- Language of discretion -- Five writing tips -- Required reading and other dangerous subjects -- Angst and the second book -- Best stories -- Hope: What I would remember -- To complain is American -- Opposite of fate.
Source of Description Note: Description based on print version record.
Subject: Tan, Amy.
Tan, Amy > Family.
Novelists, American > 20th century > Family relationships.
Novelists, American > 20th century > Biography.
Chinese Americans > Biography.
Free will and determinism.
Chinese American families.
Fiction > Authorship.
Fate and fatalism.
LITERARY CRITICISM > American > General.
Genre: Electronic books.

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