Mrs. Scribe is participating in the SITS Spring Fling today...that's the Grand Giveaway Carnival, which features hourly giveaways over at The Secret Is In The Sauce, as well as individual giveaways at hundreds of blogs...like this one. So, take your shoes off, get comfortable, peruse Mrs. Scribe's Place, and leave a comment to win!
Today we're featuring one of the best books ever...The Opposite of Fate, by famed author Amy Tan. This is the hardcover edition, which retails for $25-and it's worth every penny! Mrs. Scribe gave this collection away as part of MammaDawg's Everglow Birthday Extravaganza. It's sure to be a staple in giveaways to come!
As the self-proclaimed Superior Scribbler of the Blogosphere, Mrs. Scribe certainly knows what she's talking about when she gives this collection of eclectic essays a rave review.
The Opposite of Fate, which spans author Amy Tan's extremely prolific literary life, expresses doubt, joy, love, curiosity, anger, bewilderment, sadness, trepidation. The depth & breadth of this beautiful collection, which comes from the author of The Joy Luck Club & The Kitchen God's Wife (among others), is quite remarkable.
Tan has a unique way of juxtaposing real life with both her personal struggles and her literary ideas, which makes everything in this crazy world sort of make sense.
"As a storyteller, I know that if I don't like the ending, I can write a better one," the well-known author says in one of her pieces. Tan knows she's just a storyteller, but also conveys the message that we all have a certain power over our lives, which she dubs, "The opposite of fate."
Please leave a comment, y'all...this prize is soooooooo worth it! Mrs. Scribe, natch, will select the winner by random drawing.