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'I Am Full Of Contradictions': Novelist Amy Tan On Fate And Family

In Where the Past Begins, Tan connects her experience with spirituality to that of her parents and grandmother. "I don't consider myself any religion," she says. " ... I have an amalgam of beliefs."

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'I Am Full Of Contradictions': Novelist Amy Tan On Fate And Family

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