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Where the past begins : a writer's memoir / Amy Tan.

Tan, Amy, (author.).

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  • 4 of 4 copies available at Kenton County.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Covington Branch B T161 2017 (Text) 33126020067413 New Adult Biography Available -
Erlanger Branch B T161 2017 (Text) 33126020067405 Adult Biography Available -
Erlanger Branch B T161 2017 (Text) 33126020067470 Adult Biography Available -
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  • ISBN: 0062319299
  • ISBN: 9780062319296
  • Physical Description: x, 357 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]

Content descriptions

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Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Tan, Amy.
Novelists, American > 20th century > Biography.
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