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The Resource The unwinding of the miracle : a memoir of life, death, and everything that comes after, by Julie Yip-Williams

The unwinding of the miracle : a memoir of life, death, and everything that comes after, by Julie Yip-Williams

Label
The unwinding of the miracle : a memoir of life, death, and everything that comes after
Title
The unwinding of the miracle
Title remainder
a memoir of life, death, and everything that comes after
Statement of responsibility
by Julie Yip-Williams
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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. Loaded into a rickety boat with three hundred other refugees, Julie made it to Hong Kong and, ultimately, America, where a surgeon at UCLA gave her partial sight. Against all odds, 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. The Unwinding of the Miracle 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. Growing out of a blog Julie has kept through the past four years of her life (undertaken because she couldn't find the guidance she needed through her disease), this is the story of a life lived so well, and cut too short. It is inspiring and instructive, delightful and shattering. It is a book of indelible moments, seared deep. 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"--
Summary
An unconventional memoir by a young mother with Stage IV metastatic cancer describes her experiences as a blind Vietnamese political refugee-turned-Harvard-educated lawyer before terminal illness inspired her blog to share the real-world guidance she wished she had
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2019
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10748938
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-2018,
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Yip-Williams, Julie
Dewey number
973/.04959220092
Index
no index present
LC call number
E184.V53
LC item number
Y57 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Yip-Williams, Julie
  • Vietnamese Americans
  • Colon (Anatomy)
  • Terminally ill
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a memoir of life, death, and everything that comes after
Label
The unwinding of the miracle : a memoir of life, death, and everything that comes after, by Julie Yip-Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Life -- The odds -- Seeing ghosts -- The warfare, and the weapons -- Deals with God -- Faith, a lesson of history -- CEA, pet, MRI -- The secret -- Moments of happiness -- An adventure with the Chinese medicine man -- The surly bonds of earth -- The crossroads of the world -- I am lost -- A nightmare -- The hand of God -- A love story -- Fate and fortune -- Numbers, a reassessment -- Take your victories where you can -- The cancer is in my lungs -- From darkness to strength -- "Keeping it in the stomach" -- A day in my life -- Invincibility -- Dreams reborn -- Solitude -- A game of clue -- The gift of grief -- In which the Yips become Americans -- Living -- Insanity -- Chipper -- Courage and love -- Hate -- Home -- Believe -- Pain -- Death -- Preparing -- Love -- The unwinding of the miracle
Control code
1057730873
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 315 pages
Isbn
9780525511359
Lccn
2018031944
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
The unwinding of the miracle : a memoir of life, death, and everything that comes after, by Julie Yip-Williams
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Life -- The odds -- Seeing ghosts -- The warfare, and the weapons -- Deals with God -- Faith, a lesson of history -- CEA, pet, MRI -- The secret -- Moments of happiness -- An adventure with the Chinese medicine man -- The surly bonds of earth -- The crossroads of the world -- I am lost -- A nightmare -- The hand of God -- A love story -- Fate and fortune -- Numbers, a reassessment -- Take your victories where you can -- The cancer is in my lungs -- From darkness to strength -- "Keeping it in the stomach" -- A day in my life -- Invincibility -- Dreams reborn -- Solitude -- A game of clue -- The gift of grief -- In which the Yips become Americans -- Living -- Insanity -- Chipper -- Courage and love -- Hate -- Home -- Believe -- Pain -- Death -- Preparing -- Love -- The unwinding of the miracle
Control code
1057730873
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 315 pages
Isbn
9780525511359
Lccn
2018031944
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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