Where The Past Begins

From New York Times bestselling author Amy Tan, meditations on her life as a writer, art, discovery, and the origins of her creative impulse. In Where the Past Begins, 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.

The Valley of Amazement

New York Times bestselling author of The Joy Luck Club and international sensation Amy Tan’s latest novel: a sweeping, evocative epic of two women’s intertwined fates and their search for identity, from the lavish parlors of Shanghai courtesans to the fog-shrouded mountains of a remote Chinese village.