We tend to view a wildly successful person as if she has always been that way. You wouldn't be blamed for thinking so of Amy Tan, a wildly successful author. But in Where the Past Begins: A Writer's Memoir, we learn that her life wasn't always as it is today. Supplied with candor and characteristic humor, Where the Past Begins takes readers into the idiosyncratic workings of her writer’s mind. This is a journey that explores memory, imagination, and truth, with fiction serving as both her divining rod and link to meaning.
What does Amy Tan like to read when she's not writing? See her picks below, and look here for the latest celebrity favorites.
Amy Tan's favorite reads of 2017