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 majestic as the life it records It is inspiring and instructive, delightful and shattering It is a book of indelible moments, seared deep an incomparable guide to living vividly by facing hard truths consciously.With humor, bracing honesty, and the cleansing power of well deployed anger, Julie Yip Williams set the stage for her lasting legacy and one final miracle the story of her life. Free Download Books The Unwinding of the Miracle: A Memoir of Life, Death, and Everything That Comes After Author Julie Yip-Williams – heartforum.co.uk
Julie Yip Williams died in March 2018 of colon cancer She was born in Tam Ky, Vietnam, just as the war was ending, grew up in Monterey Park, California, and graduated from Williams College and Harvard Law School At her death she was forty two, and lived in Brooklyn with her husband, Josh, and their daughters, Mia and Isabelle.
- 315 pages
- The Unwinding of the Miracle: A Memoir of Life, Death, and Everything That Comes After
- Julie Yip-Williams
- 19 November 2018 Julie Yip-Williams