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

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Amy Tan (pictured with her family in 1959) found startling information about her parents while sifting through a treasure trove of family papers. Courtesy of Amy Tan hide caption

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Amy Tan Revisits The Roots Of Her Writing Career In 'Where The Past Begins'

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Amy Tan's latest novel, The Valley of Amazement, will be published on Tuesday. Rick Smolanagainst/Against All Odds Productions hide caption

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Amy Tan Weaves Family Mystery Into 'Valley Of Amazement'

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'Saving Fish From Drowning': A New Direction for Tan

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