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

The unwinding of the miracle : a memoir of life, death, and everything that comes after, 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
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"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
PUL
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/subjectName
  • Yip-Williams, Julie
  • Vietnamese Americans
  • Colon (Anatomy)
  • Terminally ill
  • Asian Americans
  • Terminally Ill
  • United States
  • Colon (Anatomy)
  • Terminally ill
  • Vietnamese Americans
  • United States
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Medical (incl. Patients)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Death, Grief, Bereavement
Label
The unwinding of the miracle : a memoir of life, death, and everything that comes after, Julie Yip-Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Death, part one -- 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 -- Hope -- 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 -- Faith, a lesson of history -- Hate -- Home -- Believe -- Pain -- Death -- Preparing -- Love -- The unwinding of the miracle
Control code
on1057730873
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 315 pages
Isbn
9780525511359
Lccn
2018031944
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1057730873
Label
The unwinding of the miracle : a memoir of life, death, and everything that comes after, Julie Yip-Williams
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Death, part one -- 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 -- Hope -- 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 -- Faith, a lesson of history -- Hate -- Home -- Believe -- Pain -- Death -- Preparing -- Love -- The unwinding of the miracle
Control code
on1057730873
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 315 pages
Isbn
9780525511359
Lccn
2018031944
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1057730873

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