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The Opposite of Fate

A Book Of Musings

By Amy Tan

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: Book
Author: Tan, Amy
Title: The opposite of fate : a book of musings / Amy Tan.
Publisher Date: New York : Putnam, c2003.
Subject: Tan, Amy. Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography Chinese Americans -- Biography Fiction -- Authorship
Isbn: 0399150749
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Format: Book
Author: Tan, Amy
Title: The opposite of fate : a book of musings / Amy Tan.
Publisher, Date: New York : Putnam, c2003.
Description: 398 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Tan, Amy.
Subjects: Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography
Subjects: Chinese Americans -- Biography
Subjects: Fiction -- Authorship
LCCN: 2003047190
ISBN: 0399150749
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 813.54 Tan