The Opposite of Fate:Amy Tan was born into a family that believed in fate. In The Opposite of Fate: A Book of Musings, she explores this legacy, as well as American circumstances, and finds ways to honor the past while creating her own brand of destiny. She discovers answers in everyday actions.With the same spirit, humor, and magic that characterize her beloved novels, AmThe Opposite of Fate:Amy Tan was born into a family that believed in fate. In The Opposite of Fate: A Book of Musings, she explores this legacy, as well as American circumstances, and finds ways to honor the past while creating her own brand of destiny. She discovers answers in everyday actions.With the same spirit, humor, and magic that characterize her beloved novels, Amy Tan presents a refreshing antidote to the world-weariness and uncertainties we face today, contemplating how things happen - in her own life and beyond - but always returning to the question of fate and its opposites: the choices, charms, influences, attitudes, and lucky accidents that shape us all.Saving Fish from Drowning:Twelve American tourists join an art expedition that begins in the Himalayan foothills of China, and heads south into the jungles of Burma. But after the mysterious death of their tour leader, the carefully laid plans fall apart, and disharmony breaks out among the pleasure-seekers as they come to discover that the Burma Road is paved with less-than-honorable intentions, questionable food, and tribal curses.With her signature “idiosyncratic, sympathetic characters, haunting images, historical complexity, significant contemporary themes, and suspenseful mystery” (Los Angeles Times), Amy Tan spins a provocative and mesmerizing tale about the mind and the heart of the individual, the actions we choose, the moral questions we might ask ourselves, and above all, the deeply personal answers we seek when happy endings are seemingly impossible....
|Title||:||Amy Tan CD Collection: The Opposite of Fate, Saving Fish from Drowning|
|Format Type||:||Audio CD|
|Number of Pages||:||467 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Amy Tan CD Collection: The Opposite of Fate, Saving Fish from Drowning Reviews
The audio version of this book is read by Amy, which makes all the difference. After reading much of her fiction, it is a joy to put together the pieces of the author’s life as it has created the voices of her stories and characters. Most compelling is her account of the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of Lyme disease, which I knew little about. I also love it that she’s in a band with Stephen King and Dave Barry, amongst others: the Rock Bottom Remainders.
This was my latest book in the car to read on CD. Mrs. Orton from Weber gave it to me to listen to. It was really interesting. It makes me want to reread her books. Linda got tired of the end of it when she was discussing how hard, long and involved it was for doctors to finally figure out what her Lyme disease was. However, I thought it was pretty interesting, as I had gone through a similar situation a few years back. We all connect to different things!
Having the story told by a dead narrator somehow worked very well. I was fascinated by the trip to China and Burma, especially all the commentary about the political aspects of what was ostensibly an art tour. This is a fascinating book!
Just OK well read by author