The Unwinding Of The Miracle

The Unwinding of the Miracle
Publisher Random House
Release Date
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9780525511366
Rating 4.5/5 from 4 reviews
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Read with Jenna Book Club Pick as Featured on Today • As a young mother facing a terminal diagnosis, Julie Yip-Williams began to write her story, a story like no other. What began as the chronicle of an imminent and early death became something much more—a powerful exhortation to the living. “An exquisitely moving portrait of the daily stuff of life.”—The New York Times Book Review (Editors’ Choice) NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • Time • Real Simple • Good Housekeeping That Julie Yip-Williams survived infancy was a miracle. Born blind in Vietnam, she narrowly escaped euthanasia at the hands of her grandmother, only to flee with her family the political upheaval of her country in the late 1970s. 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. She would go on to become a Harvard-educated lawyer, with a husband, a family, and a life she had once assumed would be impossible. 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. When she was first diagnosed, Julie Yip-Williams sought clarity and guidance through the experience and, finding none, began to write her way through it—a chronicle that grew beyond her imagining. Motherhood, marriage, the immigrant experience, ambition, love, wanderlust, tennis, fortune-tellers, grief, reincarnation, jealousy, comfort, pain, the marvel of the body in full rebellion—this book is as sprawling and majestic as the life it records. It is inspiring and instructive, delightful and shattering. It is a book of indelible moments, seared deep—an incomparable guide to living vividly by facing hard truths consciously. With humor, bracing honesty, and the cleansing power of well-deployed anger, Julie Yip-Williams set the stage for her lasting legacy and one final miracle: the story of her life. Praise for The Unwinding of the Miracle “Everything worth understanding and holding on to is in this book. . . . A miracle indeed.”—Kelly Corrigan, New York Times bestselling author “A beautifully written, moving, and compassionate chronicle that deserves to be read and absorbed widely.”—Siddhartha Mukherjee, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies

The Unwinding of the Miracle
  • Author : Julie Yip-Williams
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2019-02-05

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Read with Jenna Book Club Pick as Featured on Today • As a young mother facing a terminal diagnosis, Julie Yip-Williams began to write her story, a story like no other. What began as the chronicle of an imminent and early death became something much more—a

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The Unwinding of the Miracle
  • Author : Julie Yip-Williams
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2019-02-14

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'Julie Yip-Williams conquered blindness and adversity only to be struck down. Her book is heartbreaking and necessary.' Guardian 'Eloquent, gutting and at times disarmingly funny ... a magnificent writer.' New York Times Born blind in Vietnam, Julie Yip-Williams narrowly escaped euthanasia at the hands

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The Unwinding of the Miracle
  • Author : Julie Yip-Williams
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2020-03-10

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * As a young mother facing a terminal diagnosis, Julie Yip-Williams began to write her story, a story like no other. What began as the chronicle of an imminent and early death became something much more--a powerful exhortation to the living. "An exquisitely moving portrait of the

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The Middle Place
  • Author : Kelly Corrigan
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Release Date : 2008-01-08

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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-05-25

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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-06-06

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Summary   Analysis of The Unwinding of the Miracle
  • Author : ZIP Reads
  • Publisher : ZIP Reads
  • Release Date : 101-01-01

PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. If you'd like to purchase the original book, please paste this link in your browser: https://amzn.to/2JUjANM The life of Julie Yip-Williams is a spine-chilling deluge of wit and wonder, filled with

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  • Author : Akiba Solomon,Kenrya Rankin
  • Publisher : Bold Type Books
  • Release Date : 2019-03-26

This celebration of Black resistance, from protests to art to sermons to joy, offers a blueprint for the fight for freedom and justice -- and ideas for how each of us can contribute Many of us are facing unprecedented attacks on our democracy, our privacy, and our hard-won civil rights.

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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2020-05-12

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  • Release Date : 2021-02-04

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  • Author : J. Todd Billings
  • Publisher : Brazos Press
  • Release Date : 2020-09-15

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  • Author : Gail Gallant
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Release Date : 2019-03-26

In this haunting memoir, Gail Gallant recounts her unbelievable life as a changeling, a child born to replace another. When Gail Gallant was five months old, she died. A year later, she was reborn. Or so her mother said. The crash occurred on a July night in 1955. The truck hit

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Our Man
  • Author : George Packer
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2020-05-26

*Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Biography* *Winner of the Los Angeles Times Prize for Biography* *Winner of the 2019 Hitchens Prize* "Portrays Holbrooke in all of his endearing and exasperating self-willed glory...Both a sweeping diplomatic history and a Shakespearean tragicomedy... If you could read one book to comprehend American's

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Reimagining Death
  • Author : Lucinda Herring
  • Publisher : North Atlantic Books
  • Release Date : 2019-01-08

Honor your loved ones and the earth by choosing practical, spiritual, and eco-friendly after-death care Natural, legal, and innovative after-death care options are transforming the paradigm of the existing funeral industry, helping families and communities recover their instinctive capacity to care for a loved one after death and do so

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Miracle of the Rose
  • Author : Jean Genet
  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Release Date : 1994-01-13

“One of the greatest achievements of modern literature.”—Richard Howard “A major achievement . . . . Genet transforms experiences of degradation into spiri­tual exercises and hoodlums into bearers of the majesty of love.”—Saturday Review “Genet can use a brutal phraseology that makes prison life specific and immediate. Yet through his singular

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