The Unwinding Of The Miracle : A Memoir Of Life, Death, And Everything That Comes After

Author(s): Julie Yip-Williams
Born blind in Vietnam, Julie Yip-Williams narrowly escaped euthanasia by her grandmother, only to then flee the political upheaval of the late 1970s with her family. Julie made it to Hong Kong and, ultimately, America, where a surgeon at UCLA gave her partial sight. She became a Harvard-educated lawyer, with a husband, a family, a life. Then, at age thirty-seven, with two little girls at home, Julie was diagnosed with terminal metastatic colon cancer, and a different journey began. This is the story of a vigorous life refracted through the prism of imminent death. Motherhood, marriage, ambition, love, wanderlust, tennis, grief, jealousy, anger, comfort, pain, disease--there is simply nothing this book is not about. This is the story of a life lived so well, and cut too short. With glorious humor, beautiful and bracing honesty, and the cleansing power of well-deployed anger, Julie Yip-Williams has set the stage for her lasting legacy and one final miracle: the story of her life.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Format: Book
Call Number: 362.19 Yip
See Also: GoodReads Choice Awards 2019