The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors and the Collision of Two Cultures

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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction

When three-month-old Lia Lee Arrived at the county hospital emergency room in Merced, California, a chain of events was set in motion from which neither she nor her parents nor h
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charlton
Ha scritto il 22/08/16
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall down

I thought this book was extraordinary (sp).
You learn about Lia Lee (the child with epilepsy)and also about the Hmong society.
This book is heart-wrenching,there are many sad moments.

Gary
Ha scritto il 19/08/09
great book

medical anthropology mixed with a compelling personal story

Sharon's reading...
Ha scritto il 12/01/09

It's a real story that touches my heart while filling me with a lot of shocking information and anecdotes. I definitely want to read it again!

The Underdog
Ha scritto il 19/06/06
A very hilarious and sobering read. This book deftly puts across the importance of cultural understanding in a patient-doctor relationship in an attention-grabbing way. It also explains the culture and practices of the Hmong people pretty well, witho...Continua

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