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The Opposite of Fate

(2003)
A Book of Musings
A non fiction book by

 
 
A personal account of life as seen through the eyes of one of America's best-loved novelists. Over the course of her writing life, Amy Tan's essays and articles have appeared in numerous magazines, journals and anthologies, much to the delight of her fans. Here she has put together her musings on what she sees as the opposites of fate. This work should illuminate her fiction and give her readers a rare glimpse into her heart and mind. Born into a family that believed in fate, Tan has always looked for ways to make sense of the world - other than the excuse of destiny. From retelling the tales of her ancestors, to redecorating her house, and from seeing ghosts to strapping on skis, her narrative journey reflects on fate's opposites - lucky accidents, choice, memory - as well as on the comfort of accepting her past.


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Hardback Editions

December 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Opposite of Fate: A Book of Musings
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 0-7862-5693-1 / 978-0-7862-5693-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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January 2003 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Opposite of Fate
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 0-00-716969-8 / 978-0-00-716969-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Flamingo
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October 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Opposite of Fate
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 0-399-15074-9 / 978-0-399-15074-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Putnam Adult
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January 2001 : Hardback

Title: Opposite of Fate
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 5558602872 / 978-5558602876
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
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Paperback Editions

September 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 0-14-200489-8 / 978-0-14-200489-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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September 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Opposite of Fate: A Book of Musings
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 1-59413-033-7 / 978-1-59413-033-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Large Print Press
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July 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Opposite of Fate
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 0-00-717040-8 / 978-0-00-717040-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Opposite of Fate
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 0-9658157-8-1 / 978-0-9658157-8-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: PUTNAM.
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Audio Editions

February 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life
Author(s): Amy Tan
Publisher: Recorded Books
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February 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life
Author(s): Amy Tan
Publisher: Recorded Books
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September 2014 : USA MP3 CD

Title: The Opposite of Fate
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 1-4915-4448-1 / 978-1-4915-4448-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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September 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Opposite of Fate
Author(s): Amy Tan
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2004 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Opposite of Fate
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 1-59335-663-3 / 978-1-59335-663-7 (USA edition)
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April 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Amy Tan:The Opposite of Fate
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 1-4233-2205-3 / 978-1-4233-2205-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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November 2005 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Opposite of Fate
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 1-59600-431-2 / 978-1-59600-431-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2004 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Opposite of Fate
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 1-59335-667-6 / 978-1-59335-667-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2003 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Opposite of Fate: A Book of Musings
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 1-59355-075-8 / 978-1-59355-075-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2003 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Opposite of Fate: A Book of Musings
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 1-59355-076-6 / 978-1-59355-076-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2003 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Opposite of Fate
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 1-59355-078-2 / 978-1-59355-078-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2003 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Opposite of Fate: A Book of Musings (Brilliance Audio on Compact Disc)
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 1-59355-077-4 / 978-1-59355-077-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Kindle Editions

June 2012 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Opposite of Fate
Author(s): Amy Tan
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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October 2003 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life
Author(s): Amy Tan
Publisher: Penguin Books
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