Wednesday February 26, 2020

Amy Tan rediscovers her past through personal essays

MEMOIR: Where The Past Begins: A Writer’s Memoir: By Amy Tan , Fourth Estate, €21.85

7th January, 2018
Amy Tan: the writer refused to write an autobiography, but gives an insight into her life through her writings Pic: Chris Hardy

MEMOIR: Where The Past Begins: A Writer’s Memoir: By Amy Tan , Fourth Estate, €21.85

When the novelist Amy Tan was six years old, she took part in an ongoing series of IQ tests. Not long afterwards, her parents told her they had good news. The lady who had conducted the test had been to see them, and told them that Amy “had what it takes to be a doctor”. For much...

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