Where The Past Begins: A Writers Memoir

Where The Past Begins: A Writer's Memoir

Synopsis

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.

Moving from her childhood in Oakland and growing up with her Chinese parents through her success as a novelist, Amy Tan delves into her creative interests in music, the paralysis of beginning a new project, journal-writing and travelling. Where the Past Begins chronicles the making of a writer. With characteristic humor and poignant observation, Tan weaves a nontraditional introspective narrative that is as complex and vibrant as this beloved American novelist’s fiction. Interspersed with direct correspondence between the author and her editor, this audiobook will give fans and critics unparalleled insight into the author’s process, her thoughts on the literary enterprise, and her singularly warm, intelligent mind.

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Chapters

  • 001 Where the Past Begins
    Duration: 44s
  • 002 Introduction
    Duration: 28min
  • 003 Prologue
    Duration: 03min
  • 004 Chapter 01
    Duration: 01h02min
  • 005 Chapter 02
    Duration: 01h03min
  • 006 Souvenir From A Dream
    Duration: 01min
  • 007 Chapter 03, Part 1
    Duration: 47min
  • 008 Chapter 03, Part 2
    Duration: 33min
  • 009 Reorientation - Homer, Alaska
    Duration: 02min
  • 010 Chapter 04
    Duration: 41min
  • 011 Chapter 05
    Duration: 01h31s
  • 012 A Mere Mortal At Age Twenty-Five
    Duration: 01min
  • 013 A Mere Mortal At Age Twenty-Six
    Duration: 01min
  • 014 How To Change Fate - Step 1
    Duration: 37s
  • 015 Retrieving The Past
    Duration: 04min
  • 016 The Auntie Of The Woman Who Lost Her Mind
    Duration: 15min
  • 017 Chapter 06
    Duration: 01h06s
  • 018 Time And Distance - Age Twenty-Four
    Duration: 03min
  • 019 Chapter 07
    Duration: 14min
  • 020 Nipping Dog
    Duration: 31s
  • 021 Chapter 08, Part 1
    Duration: 01h07min
  • 022 Chapter 08, Part 2
    Duration: 20min
  • 023 Reliable Witness
    Duration: 01min
  • 024 Reading and Writing
    Duration: 09min
  • 025 Chapter 09
    Duration: 01h01min
  • 026 Splayed Poem - The Road
    Duration: 01min
  • 027 Eidolons
    Duration: 57s
  • 028 Chapter 10
    Duration: 01h03min
  • 029 Chapter 11
    Duration: 01h12min
  • 030 Why Write
    Duration: 01min
  • 031 Chapter 12
    Duration: 38min
  • 032 Intestinal Fortitude
    Duration: 43s
  • 033 Chapter 13
    Duration: 57min
  • 034 Epilogue
    Duration: 19min
  • 035 Acknowledgments
    Duration: 03min
  • 036 Credits
    Duration: 01min

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