The Opposite of Fate

The Opposite of Fate

Audiobook CD - 2003
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Baker & Taylor
The author reflects on her family's Chinese American legacy, her experiences as a writer, her survival of natural disasters, and her struggle to manage three family members afflicted with brain disease.

Brilliance Audio
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 and decorating her house with charms, to dealing with three members of her family afflicted with brain disease 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.

Baker
& Taylor

The best-selling author of The Joy Luck Club philosophically reflects on her family's Chinese-American legacy, her experiences as a writer, her survival of natural disasters, her relationship with the natural world, and her struggle to manage three family members afflicted with brain disease. Book available.

Publisher: Brilliance Audio, 2003
ISBN: 9781596004313
1596004312

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