Summary & Analysis of The Unwinding of the Miracle

Author: ZIP Reads

Publisher: ZIP Reads


Category: Biography & Autobiography

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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: The life of Julie Yip-Williams is a spine-chilling deluge of wit and wonder, filled with ageless wisdom and undying pragmatism. She was more than cancer, blindness, and ferocity, and she unveiled the ultimate secret in the unwinding of her miracle. What does this ZIP Reads Summary Include? - Synopsis of the original book - Key takeaways from each chapter - Step-by-journey of Julie's progress from diagnosis to death - Lessons learned about life, death, and meaning - Editorial Review - Background on Julie Yip-Williams About the Original Book: A frank memoir of more than one miracle in an unexpected life, Julie Yip-Williams shoots for the stars and lands among them. An ethnic Chinese girl is born blind in Vietnam, as the Communists win the war, she survived a rickety refugee boat to Hong Kong with her destitute family as a toddler who had already escaped death. Four decades later, she embraces the inevitable from the other side of her journey with colon cancer in the home of the brave. This is her story of living and dying, of overcoming odds (or ignoring them), of control and perception, and of belief and beauty. DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, The Unwinding of the Miracle. ZIP Reads is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. Please follow this link: to purchase a copy of the original book.

The Unwinding of the Miracle

Author: Julie Yip-Williams

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473558646

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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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 of her grandmother, only to have to 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 gave her partial sight. Against all odds, she became a Harvard-educated lawyer, with a husband, a family, a life. Then, at the age of thirty-seven, with two little girls still at home, Julie was diagnosed with terminal metastatic colon cancer, and a different journey began. Growing out of a blog Julie kept for the last four years of her life, The Unwinding of the Miracle is the story of a vigorous life told through the prism of imminent death, of a life lived vividly and cut too short. With glorious humour, bracing honesty and the cleansing power of well-deployed anger, her story is inspiring and instructive, delightful and shattering. More than just a tale about cancer, it's about truth and honesty, fear and pain, our dreams, our jealousies. And it's about how to say goodbye to your children and a life you love. Starting as a need to understand the disease, it has evolved into a powerful story about living - even as Julie put her affairs in order and prepared to die. 'A searing memoir ... I didn't know Julie, but in these pages I grew to love her.' Lucy Kalanithi

Summary of the Unwinding of the Miracle by Julie Yip-Williams - a Memoir of Life, Death, and Everything That Comes After

Author: Ctprint

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781688595170


Page: 34

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:::::::: About the Original Book::::::::: Aѕ a blind сhіld, Julіе Yір-Wіllіаmѕ еѕсареd from the роvеrtу оf wаr-tоrn Vіеtnаm tо the реасеful abundance оf Los Angеlеѕ. For mоѕt реорlе, this wоuld hаvе been their lіfе'ѕ most rеmаrkаblе еvеnt - but Julіе wаѕn't destined for a normal life. In her candid mеmоіr, The Unwinding оf thе Mіrасlе (2019), Julіе tаkеѕ us оn аn еxtrаоrdіnаrу jоurnеу thrоugh hеr equally extraordinary time оn Eаrth - frоm hеr bіrth аnd blindness tо her world trаvеlѕ аnd bаttlе wіth tеrmіnаl саnсеr.:::::::: About thе Authоr::::::::: Julie Yip-Williams wаѕ bоrn Dіер Ly Thаnh іn Vietnam аnd emigrated tо thе US wіth her fаmіlу as a сhіld. She wеnt оn tо study аt Harvard Lаw School аnd became a lаwуеr bаѕеd іn Nеw Yоrk Cіtу. After being dіаgnоѕеd wіth соlоn cancer, Julіе bеgаn writing аbоut hеr bаttlе with hеr іllnеѕѕ аnd hеr wіdеr lіfе оn аn оnlіnе blоg, gаthеrіng a lаrgе fоllоwіng. She dіеd іn 2018.:::::::: Disclaimer::::::::: This bооk іѕ nоt mеаnt tо rерlасе thе оrіgіnаl bооk but tо ѕеrvе а

The Unwinding of Apartheid: UK-South African Relations, 1986-1990

Author: Patrick Salmon,Martin Jewitt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429994842

Category: History

Page: 408

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This volume examines diplomatic relations between the United Kingdom and South Africa from 1986 to 1990, when deadlock gave way to the first stages in the unwinding of apartheid. By the middle of 1986, the South African Government had succeeded in containing the township revolt, but its hesitant moves towards reform had brought the end of apartheid no closer. The intransigent figure of President P.W. Botha ensured a continuing stalemate until his reluctant departure from office in August 1989. The subsequent election of F.W. de Klerk marked the beginning of irrevocable change, symbolised by the release of Nelson Mandela from prison in February 1990. This volume documents the role of the United Kingdom in keeping pressure on the South African Government, building contacts with the African National Congress (ANC) and giving decisive encouragement to President de Klerk’s reform initiatives. It reveals recurrent differences of approach between the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. However, it also shows that despite her frequent confrontations with the international community in general, and the Commonwealth in particular, Mrs Thatcher repeatedly brought pressure to President Botha and strongly supported President de Klerk during his first crucial months in office. Her part in bringing about change in South Africa was fully appreciated by Nelson Mandela, whose first meeting with Mrs Thatcher concludes the volume. This book will be of much interest to students of British politics, African studies, foreign policy and International Relations in general.

The Truth of Imagination

Author: Owen Barfield,Andre J Welburn,Ragnhild Aslaug Sollund

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349204447

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 238

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What Does the Bible Say About Life and Death?

Author: John Gillman

Publisher: New City Press

ISBN: 1565484061

Category: Religion

Page: 134

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The desire to live an abundant life and to have a good death remains a very contemporary aspiration for all of us in the twenty-first century. This resource addresses that desire as well as the complexities around such pressing issues as martyrdom, abortion, suicide, and capital punishment. The discussion includes references to official church statements as well as to current authors. The themes of life and death pulse throughout the Bible in the lives of individuals and communities. The Creator has empowered humankind to work out their lives and grapple with their deaths, setting before them precepts to follow and people to imitate, preeminently Jesus, risen from the dead. Although the biblical authors do not specifically address such matters as abortion, they do offer perspectives that are relevant to the discussion. Besides this, the Scriptures offer a rich treasury of texts and stories that not only inform but also inspire those who are longing for trustworthy guidance, greater wholeness, and deeper peace in life, as they approach that unknown moment of death that comes for each of us.

Letters of Note: Mothers

Author: N.A

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1786899450

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 144

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In Letters of Note: Mothers, Shaun Usher gathers together exceptional missives by and to mothers, celebrating the joy and grief, humour and frustration, wisdom and sacrifice the role brings to both parent and child. Includes letters by: Caitlin Moran, Sylvia Plath, Martin Luther King Jr., George Bernard Shaw, E.B. White, Laura Dern, Louisa May Alcott, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Bette Davis, Richard Wagner, Martha Gellhorn & many more

Preserving the Landscape of Imagination

Author: Raoul Granqvist,Jürgen Martini

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042001664

Category: Social Science

Page: 361

View: 8999

From the contents: African children's literature or literature for African children? (Sam Mbure).- Information ou intoxication?: le role du peritexte dans quelques ouvrages de romancieres africaines publies a l'intention des jeunes(Jean-Marie Volet).- Theatre for children in South Africa (Zakes Mda).- Children's literature in Nigeria: revolutionary omissions (Marieh Linton Umeh).

A Habit Called Faith

Author: Jen Pollock Michel

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1493428756

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 2004

Today's neurological research has placed habit at the center of human behavior; we are what we do repetitively. When we want to add something to our life, whether it's exercise, prayer, or just getting up earlier in the morning, we know that we must turn an activity into a habit through repetition or it just won't stick. What would happen if we applied the same kind of daily dedication to faith? Could faith become a habit, a given--automatic? With vulnerable storytelling and insightful readings of both Old and New Testament passages, Jen Pollock Michel invites the convinced and the curious into a 40-day Bible reading experience. Vividly translating ancient truths for a secular age, Michel highlights how the biblical text invites us to see, know, live, love, and obey. The daily reflection questions and weekly discussion guides invite both individuals and groups, believers and doubters alike, to explore how faith, even faith as small as a mustard seed, might grow into a life-defining habit.