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The 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 By Julie Yip-Williams The Unwinding of the Miracle A Memoir of Life Death and Everything That Comes After 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 a pow

  • Title: The Unwinding of the Miracle: A Memoir of Life, Death, and Everything That Comes After
  • Author: Julie Yip-Williams
  • ISBN: 0525511350
  • Page: 188
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Unwinding of the Miracle: A Memoir of Life, Death, and Everything That Comes After By Julie Yip-Williams 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 a powerful exhortation to the living.That Julie Yip Williams survived infancy was a miracle Born blind in Vietnam, she narrowly escaped euthanasia at the hands of her grand 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 a powerful exhortation to the living.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 maj
    The Unwinding of the Miracle: A Memoir of Life, Death, and Everything That Comes After By Julie Yip-Williams

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    1. Louise Wilson on said:

      Julie Yip Williams was just thirty seven years old when she was diagnosed with colon cancer Married, with two young daughters and with a career in law, she spent five years coming to terms and knowing that eventually her illness would lead to her death Yes, its the circle of life that we all revolve around, but no one expects or wants to die that young Julie s parents lived in Communist Vietnam When Julie was born, she had cataracts and her grandmother begged Julie s parents to take her to a Jul [...]

    2. Stephanie Borders on said:

      Julie Yip Williams was only 37 when she was diagnosed with the colon cancer that would eventually kill her Married, with a burgeoning law career and two young daughters, Yip Williams spent the next five years coming to terms with what death means Her goal was to embrace the inevitable She knew her disease would kill her, sooner rather than later She was heartsick at the thought of leaving her two young daughters motherless At the same time, death is the ending that we all must face, and Yip Juli [...]

    3. erica on said:

      In the vein of Until I Say Goodbye A Book about Living, When Breath Becomes Air, and The Bright Hour A Memoir of Living and Dying, The Unwinding of the Miracle is a memoir about death and dying but that is ultimately, triumphantly, about life and living I have lived even as I am dying, and therein lies a certain beauty and wonder As it turned out, I have spent these years unwinding the miracle that has been my life, but on my terms. Julie Yip Williams was in her mid thirties when s [...]

    4. Liz on said:

      Heartbreaking doesn t begin to describe the emotional territory navigated in this memoir of the life, illness and death of a vibrant young mother stricken with metastatic colon cancer at the age of 37 The miracle of the title refers to the author s survival and good fortune against all odds, as a baby born blind in Vietnam in the late 1970s, a country impoverished and in disarray Escape to America, topnotch medical attention, and an Ivy League education furthered her miraculous life trajectory H [...]

    5. Shirley Freeman on said:

      I loved this beautiful and compelling memoir of living with and dying from colon cancer Julie Yip Williams packed a lot of living into her too short life She didn t mince words when writing about the awful stuff of cancer but she also wrote with eyes wide open about life, relationships, and deep, abiding love.

    6. Stephanie Jane (Literary Flits) on said:

      See of my book reviews on my blog, Literary FlitsMy Mum died from lung cancer in 2013 The first we knew that she had the disease was the diagnosis of a brain tumour about a year and a half before Mum was a keen reader, which is no doubt where I get my bookworm tendencies from, and the particular cruelty of her cancer was that it destroyed her language capability early on Mum could imagine what she wanted to say to us, but the words she spoke came out so wrong that we couldn t understand See of m [...]

    7. Lee Husemann on said:

      Julie Yip Williams was a 37 year old with a successful career as a lawyer, married and the mother of two small daughters when she was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer She was born in View Nam to Chinese parents after the war ended She was born with congenital cataracts and her grandmother wanted the parents to take her to an herbalist for something to make her go to sleep permanently Luckily, the herbalist said no They escaped by boat and came to America where Julie had surgery for her c Jul [...]

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