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The unwinding of the miracle: a memoir of life, death, and everything that comes after

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"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"--
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Colon (Anatomy) -- Cancer -- Patients -- United States -- Biography
Large type books
Terminally ill -- United States -- Biography
Vietnamese Americans -- Biography
Yip-Williams, Julie, -- 1976-2018
title_displayThe unwinding of the miracle : a memoir of life, death, and everything that comes after
title_fullThe Unwinding of the Miracle A Memoir of Life, Death, and Everything That Comes After
The unwinding of the miracle : a memoir of life, death, and everything that comes after / Julie Yip-Williams
The unwinding of the miracle [text (large print)] : a memoir of life, death, and everything that comes after / Julie Yip-Williams
title_shortThe unwinding of the miracle
title_suba memoir of life, death, and everything that comes after
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Cancer
Colon (Anatomy)
Family & Relationships
Medical
Nonfiction
Patients
Terminally ill
Vietnamese Americans
Yip-Williams, Julie