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

Book Book ([2019])
Description: 256 pages ; cm
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2019]
3 of 17 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
0 of 1 copy available at Wakefield. (Show preferred library)
14 current holds with 17 total copies.
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Wakefield Adult NEW Nonfiction (Across from Circulation Desk) Biography Yip-Williams (Text to Phone) Checked out 04/04/2019
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Everett - Parlin Memorial New Adult Biography Yip-Williams (Text to Phone) Checked out 03/23/2019
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Melrose New Books (Browsing Room) Biography 973.0495 Yip-Williams (Text to Phone) Checked out 03/30/2019
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  • ISBN: 9780525511359
  • ISBN: 0525511350
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.
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"-- Provided by publisher.
Citation: Yip-Williams, Julie. "The unwinding of the miracle : a memoir of life, death, and everything that comes after." New York : Random House, 2019.

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