Lucky Child: A Daughter of Cambodia Reunites with the Sister She Left Behind

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9780060733940: Lucky Child: A Daughter of Cambodia Reunites with the Sister She Left Behind

In this lyrical sequel to the bestselling memoir First They Killed My Father, Ung describes her school years in Vermont as a Cambodian refugee, and her sister Chou's struggle to survive in Cambodia.

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"[A] fiercely honest and affecting memoir." -- Seattle Times

"Highly readable." -- Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Vivid prose.Ung imparts freshness to a fairly familiar immigrant's tale.a moving story of transition, transformation, and reunion." -- Kirkus Reviews

"As piercing and poignant as its title." -- Richard North Patterson

Highly readable. --Minneapolis Star Tribune

"At once elegiac and clear-eyed, this moving volume is a tribute to the path not taken."--Vogue

"Heart-rending and eloquent . . . a moving reminder of human resiliency and the power of family bonds."--Newsweek

"A rich narrative that explores the ravages of war and the strength of family bonds...powerful and moving."--Amnesty International

"As piercing and poignant as its title."--Richard North Patterson

"Vivid prose...Ung imparts freshness to a fairly familiar immigrant's tale...a moving story of transition, transformation, and reunion."--Kirkus Reviews

"[Ung] captured my heart...Lucky Child is captivating, deep and delightful."--Chicago Tribune

"Ung is a masterful storyteller whose fresh clear prose shimmers with light and sorrow."--Mary Pipher, Ph.D., author of Reviving Ophelia

"Written with an engaging vigor and directness, Lucky Child is an unforgettable portrait of resilience and largeness of spirit."--Los Angeles Times

"Ung's story is a compelling and inspirational one that touches universal chords. Americans would do well to read it."--Washington Post Book World

"Deeply stirring...heart-breaking and not less than brilliant."--Miami Herald

"I encourage everyone to read this deeply moving and very important book."--Angelina Jolie, Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees

"A tender, searing journey of two sisters, two worlds, two destinies."--Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues

"Highly readable."--Minneapolis Star Tribune

"A unique glimpse into America's "melting pot"--a melting pot born of indescribable suffering but brimming with irrepressible life."--Samantha Power, author of "A Problem from Hell": America and the Age of Genocide

"Remarkable...Lucky Child is part adventure, part history and, in large part, a love story about family."--Cleveland Plain Dealer

"[A] fiercely honest and affecting memoir."--Seattle Times

Ung s story is a compelling and inspirational one that touches universal chords. Americans would do well to read it. --Washington Post Book World"

Written with an engaging vigor and directness, Lucky Child is an unforgettable portrait of resilience and largeness of spirit. --Los Angeles Times"

Deeply stirring...heart-breaking and not less than brilliant. --Miami Herald"

[Ung] captured my heart...Lucky Child is captivating, deep and delightful. --Chicago Tribune"

At once elegiac and clear-eyed, this moving volume is a tribute to the path not taken. --Vogue"

Heart-rending and eloquent . . . a moving reminder of human resiliency and the power of family bonds. --Newsweek"

[A] fiercely honest and affecting memoir. --Seattle Times"

Remarkable...Lucky Child is part adventure, part history and, in large part, a love story about family. --Cleveland Plain Dealer"

Vivid prose Ung imparts freshness to a fairly familiar immigrant s tale a moving story of transition, transformation, and reunion. --Kirkus Reviews"

Highly readable. --Minneapolis Star Tribune"

A rich narrative that explores the ravages of war and the strength of family bonds...powerful and moving. --Amnesty International"

Ung is a masterful storyteller whose fresh clear prose shimmers with light and sorrow. --Mary Pipher, Ph.D., author of Reviving Ophelia"

A unique glimpse into America s melting pot --a melting pot born of indescribable suffering but brimming with irrepressible life. --Samantha Power, author of "A Problem from Hell": America and the Age of Genocide"

As piercing and poignant as its title. --Richard North Patterson"

I encourage everyone to read this deeply moving and very important book. --Angelina Jolie, Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees"

A tender, searing journey of two sisters, two worlds, two destinies. --Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues"

About the Author:

An author, lecturer, and activist, Loung Ung has advocated for equality, human rights, and justice in her native land and worldwide for more than fifteen years. Ung lives in Cleveland, Ohio, with her husband.

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