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The Unwinding of the Miracle

A Memoir of Life, Death, and Everything That Comes After

The Unwinding of the Miracle( )
Author: Yip-Williams, Julie
Publication Date:Mar 2020
Publisher:Random House Publishing Group
Imprint:Random House Trade Paperbacks
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $17.00
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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 daily stuff of life."--The New York Times Book Review (Editors' Choice) NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The...
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Author Biography
Yip-Williams, Julie (Author)
Julie Yip-Williams was born Diep Ly Thanh in Tam Ky, South Vietnam on January 6, 1976. Congenital cataracts caused her blindness from birth. In early 1979, Yip-Williams and about 50 members of her family boarded fishing boats from Vietnam for a monthlong journey to Hong Kong with little food or water. After several months in a refugee camp, her immediate family flew to San Francisco in November 1979 and soon afterward to Los Angeles. Yip-Williams underwent surgery at the UCLA Stein Eye Institute that gave her vision for the first time, but she remained legally blind.

She received a bachelor's degree in English and Asian Studies from Williams College in Massachusetts and graduated from Harvard Law School. In 2002, she joined the law firm Cleary Gottlieb in New York and specialized in corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions. In 2013, she was diagnosed with colon cancer. She wrote a blog about having Stage IV colon cancer. Her blog will be turned into a memoir. She died from metastatic colon cancer on March 19, 2018 at the age of 42.


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