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Where the Past Begins:A Writer's Memoir

Amy Tan

In her first nonfiction book, The Opposite of Fate (2003), the revered author of the novel The Joy Luck Club (1989) addressed the memories that have shaped her fiction. Amy Tan's new book digs deeper, revealing more about he difficult childhood, her never-before-discussed relationship with her father, family secrets, and how all these experiences led inevitably to her becoming a writer. A highly anticipated fall memoir for fans and new readers alike. (Library Journal)