Book Discussion: The Unwinding of the Miracle: A Memoir of Life, Death and Everything That Comes After In-Person
The first session of this Book Discussion Group meets the first Monday of each month at 7 PM. The second session of this Book Discussion Group meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 10 AM. Registration is not required.
- Tuesday, October 4, 2022
- 10:00am - 11:30am
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
- Community Room
The Unwinding of the Miracle: A Memoir of Life, Death, and Everything That Comes After by Julie Yip-Williams
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.