Catalog

Record Details

Catalog Search



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

Image of item
Book

First edition.

"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"--

Available copies

  • 5 of 10 copies available at OWWL.

Current holds

0 current holds with 10 total copies.

View other formats and editions

Book 1 E-book 1 E-audio 1 English 3 All formats and editions 3
Location Call Number /
Shelving Location
Barcode Status /
Due Date
Dansville Public Library 616.99 YIP (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52117300514949
Available
-
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Geneva Public Library 973 YIP (Text)
Second Floor New Books
52118300966915
Checked out
08/10/2019
Lyons Public Library B YIP-WILLIAMS (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52141300528667
Available
-
Palmyra Community Library 92 YIP-WILLIAMS (Text)
Adult New Nonfiction
52127300392915
Checked out
08/05/2019
Red Creek Free Library BIO YIP (Text)
Adult Biography
52145300155173
Available
-
Red Jacket Community Library B YIP (Text)
Adult Biography
RJP1025232
Available
-
Victor Farmington Library BIO YIP (Text)
Adult New Materials
52128300854896
Checked out
08/10/2019
Wadsworth Library - Geneseo 923 YIP (Text)
Adult New Nonfiction
52150300507514
Checked out
07/29/2019
Williamson Public Library B YIP-WILLIAMS (Text)
Adult New Materials
52152300715873
Available
-
Wood Library Association - Canandaigua B YIP-WILLIAMS (Text)
Adult Biography
31846002797792
Checked out
07/27/2019

Additional Resources