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Over the eight years it took to write The Valley of Amazement, there were major  distractions:  Multiple visits to a Dong minority village in the most remote province in China to write a story for National Geographic. Writing libretto for the opera The Bonesetter's Daughter.  Building an all-accessible house.  And there was a major detour when I discovered a photograph, which then turned the novel upside down and led me to start over.  






The 

Story Behind the  Story


Book Tour

I will be on book tour from early November until mid-December.  I hope to see  you at a  book signing.  Check the newsletter for specific dates and events.  


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Favorite photo of the month:  Lunch with Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. 


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