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Where the past begins : a writer's memoir

Author: Amy Tan; Daniel Halpern
Publisher: New York : Harper Audio, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Biography : English : Unabridged.; Retail editionView all editions and formats
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From New York Times bestselling author Amy Tan, a memoir on her life as a writer, her childhood, and the symbiotic relationship between fiction and emotional memory.
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Biographies
Biography
Nonfiction
Compact discs
Named Person: Amy Tan; Amy Tan
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Tan; Daniel Halpern
ISBN: 9780062694768 0062694766
OCLC Number: 1005143305
Notes: Title from container.
Compact discs.
Performer(s): Read by Amy Tan and Daniel Halpern.
Description: 12 audio discs (14 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Introduction. Where the past begins --
Prologue. The breaker of combs --
I. Imagination. A leaky imagination --
Music as muse --
Souvenir from a dream --
Hidden genius --
Reorientation : Homer, Alaska --
II. Memory in emotion. Genuine emotions --
The feeling of what it felt like when it happened --
A mere mortal at age twenty-five --
A mere mortal at age twenty-six --
How to change fate : step 1 --
III. Retrieving the past. The unfurling of leaves --
The auntie of the woman who lost her mind --
Unstoppable --
Time and distance : age twenty-four --
Time and distance : age fifty --
Time and distance : age sixty --
IV. Unknown endings. The darkest moment of my life --
Nipping dog --
The father I did not know --
Reliable witness --
V. Reading and writing. I am the author of this novel --
How I learned to read --
Splayed poem : the road --
Eidolons --
Letters to the editor --
Letters in English --
Why write? --
VI. Language. Language : a love story --
Intestinal fortitude --
Principles of linguistics --
Companions in the house.
Responsibility: Amy Tan.

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From New York Times bestselling author Amy Tan, a memoir on her life as a writer, her childhood, and the symbiotic relationship between fiction and emotional memory.

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