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The Opposite of Fate by Amy Tan
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Jan 11, 2012

really liked it
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Read from January 11 to 25, 2012

This book is a way of getting to know Amy Tan. I enjoy her novels. She talks about her life, her family, her education and how these influenced her writing. I also found her feelings about being a writer and a reader interesting. I had to chuckle when she describes students writing about her and her works, assigning symbolism and intention where she had no such thoughts. As a Chinese American writer, some readers have expectations of her, based more on her Chinese heritage than her American nationality. She ends the book describing her ordeal of trying to get her Lymes disease diagnosed and treated. If you enjoy Amy Tan's novels, I recommend this book.

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