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The Spirit Catches You & 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. -- Provided By Publisher On Back Cover. Birth -- Fish Soup -- The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down -- Do Doctors Eat Brains? -- Take As Directed -- High-velocity Transcortical Lead Therapy -- Government Property -- Foua And Nao Kao -- A Little Medicine And A Little Neeb -- War -- The Big One -- Flight -- Code X -- The Melting Pot -- Gold And Dross -- Why Did They Pick Merced? -- The Eight Questions -- The Life Or The Soul -- The Sacrifice. Anne Fadiman. Includes Bibliographical References (pages 327-340) And Index.
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  • Publisher: Flatiron Books
  • ISBN: 9780374533403