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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures

AUTHOR Fadiman, Anne
PUBLISHER Farrar, Straus and Giroux (04/24/2012)
PRODUCT TYPE Paperback (Paperback)

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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down explores the clash between a small county hospital in California and a refugee family from Laos over the care of Lia Lee, a Hmong child diagnosed with severe epilepsy. Lia's parents and her doctors both wanted what was best for Lia, but the lack of understanding between them led to tragedy. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest, and the Salon Book Award, Anne Fadiman's compassionate account of this cultural impasse is literary journalism at its finest.

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Lia Lee 1982-2012

Lia Lee died on August 31, 2012. She was thirty years old and had been in a vegetative state since the age of four. Until the day of her death, her family cared for her lovingly at home.

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ISBN-13: 9780374533403
ISBN-10: 0374533407
Binding: Paperback or Softback (Trade Paperback (Us))
Content Language: English
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Page Count: 368
Carton Quantity: 24
Product Dimensions: 5.40 x 1.10 x 8.20 inches
Weight: 0.70 pound(s)
Feature Codes: Bibliography, Index, Price on Product, Ikids
Country of Origin: US
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BISAC Categories
Medical | Ethics
Medical | Disease & Health Issues
Medical | Minority Studies
Dewey Decimal: 306.461
Library of Congress Control Number: 2013370009
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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, this brilliantly reported and beautifully crafted book explores the clash between a medical center in California and a Laotian refugee family over their care of a child.
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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down explores the clash between a small county hospital in California and a refugee family from Laos over the care of Lia Lee, a Hmong child diagnosed with severe epilepsy. Lia's parents and her doctors both wanted what was best for Lia, but the lack of understanding between them led to tragedy. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest, and the Salon Book Award, Anne Fadiman's compassionate account of this cultural impasse is literary journalism at its finest.

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Lia Lee 1982-2012

Lia Lee died on August 31, 2012. She was thirty years old and had been in a vegetative state since the age of four. Until the day of her death, her family cared for her lovingly at home.

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Author: Fadiman, Anne
Anne Fadiman is the author of "The Spirit Catches You" and "You Fall Down", winner of a National Book Critics Circle Award, an L.A. Times Book Prize, and a Salon Book Award. She is also the author of two essay collections, "At Large and ""At Small" and "Ex Libris", and the editor of "Rereadings: Seventeen Writers Revisit Books They Love". Her essays and articles have appeared in "Harper's, The New Yorker", and "The New York Times", among other publications. She is the Francis Writer-in-Residence at Yale.
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