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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

Author: Fadiman, Anne

Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux

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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down : 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. ______
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.

Category   Subject
Medical   Health Care Delivery
Medical   Neurology
Language Arts & Disciplines   Study & Teaching

ISBN 13:9780374533403
ISBN 10:0374533407
Size:8.34" l x 5.45" w x 1.04" h
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