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The Resource Where the past begins : a writer's memoir, Amy Tan

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

Label
Where the past begins : a writer's memoir
Title
Where the past begins
Title remainder
a writer's memoir
Statement of responsibility
Amy Tan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Where the Past Begins, bestselling author of The Joy Luck Club and The Valley of Amazement Amy Tan reveals herself in a way she never has before, delving into her childhood, adolescence, family history, beginnings as a writer and professional life to explore the answers to questions of purpose and meaning that we all ask ourselves as we get older."--
Assigning source
Amazon.com
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
CCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tan, Amy
Dewey number
813.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3570.A48
LC item number
Z46 2017b
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tan, Amy
  • Tan, Amy
  • Novelists, American
  • Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Composition & Creative Writing
  • Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Novelists, American
Label
Where the past begins : a writer's memoir, Amy Tan
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
on1006462502
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First HarperLuxe edition.
Extent
xi, 557 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062688194
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1006462502
Label
Where the past begins : a writer's memoir, Amy Tan
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
on1006462502
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First HarperLuxe edition.
Extent
xi, 557 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062688194
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1006462502

Library Locations

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