The Unwinding of the Miracle: A Memoir of Life, Death, and Everything That Comes After

The Unwinding of the Miracle: A Memoir of Life, Death, and Everything That Comes After

As a young mother facing a terminal diagnosis, Julie Yip-Williams began to write her story, a story like no other. What began as the chronicle of an imminent and early death became something much more--a powerful exhortation to the living. That Julie Yip-Williams survived infancy was a miracle. Born blind in Vietnam, she narrowly escaped euthanasia at the hands of her grand As a young mother facing a terminal diagnosis, Julie Yip-Williams began to write her story, a story like no other. Wh...

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Title:The Unwinding of the Miracle: A Memoir of Life, Death, and Everything That Comes After
Author:Julie Yip-Williams
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:0525511350
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

The Unwinding of the Miracle: A Memoir of Life, Death, and Everything That Comes After Reviews

  • Kirsten
    Dec 30, 2018

    In the vein of Until I Say Goodbye: A Book about Living, When Breath Becomes Air, and The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying, The Unwinding of the Miracle is an incredibly personal memoir about death and dying but that is ultimately, triumphantly, about life and living. This ...

    Julie Yip-Williams was just thirty seven years old when she was diagnosed with colon cancer. Married, with two young daughters and with a career in law, she spent five years coming to terms and knowing that eventually her illness would lead to her death. Yes, its the circle of life tha...

    Julie Yip-Williams was only 37 when she was diagnosed with the colon cancer that would eventually kill her. Married, with a burgeoning law career and two young daughters, Yip-Williams spent the next five years coming to terms with what death means. Her goal was to embrace the inevitabl...

    Heartbreaking doesn't begin to describe the emotional territory navigated in this memoir of the life, illness and death of a vibrant young mother stricken with metastatic colon cancer at the age of 37. The miracle of the title refers to the author's survival and good fortune against al...

    Julie was a friend of a friend; I never met her. This is dark and intense. I had to read it in little chunks, so I wouldn?t get overwhelmed. I especially liked her attacks on what she called the ?hope industrial complex.? I so admire her honesty, even when it gets dark and bru...

  • Stephanie Borders
    Sep 24, 2018

    In the vein of Until I Say Goodbye: A Book about Living, When Breath Becomes Air, and The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying, The Unwinding of the Miracle is an incredibly personal memoir about death and dying but that is ultimately, triumphantly, about life and living. This ...

    Julie Yip-Williams was just thirty seven years old when she was diagnosed with colon cancer. Married, with two young daughters and with a career in law, she spent five years coming to terms and knowing that eventually her illness would lead to her death. Yes, its the circle of life tha...

    Julie Yip-Williams was only 37 when she was diagnosed with the colon cancer that would eventually kill her. Married, with a burgeoning law career and two young daughters, Yip-Williams spent the next five years coming to terms with what death means. Her goal was to embrace the inevitabl...

  • Kathy
    Feb 15, 2019

    In the vein of Until I Say Goodbye: A Book about Living, When Breath Becomes Air, and The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying, The Unwinding of the Miracle is an incredibly personal memoir about death and dying but that is ultimately, triumphantly, about life and living. This ...

    Julie Yip-Williams was just thirty seven years old when she was diagnosed with colon cancer. Married, with two young daughters and with a career in law, she spent five years coming to terms and knowing that eventually her illness would lead to her death. Yes, its the circle of life tha...

    Julie Yip-Williams was only 37 when she was diagnosed with the colon cancer that would eventually kill her. Married, with a burgeoning law career and two young daughters, Yip-Williams spent the next five years coming to terms with what death means. Her goal was to embrace the inevitabl...

    Heartbreaking doesn't begin to describe the emotional territory navigated in this memoir of the life, illness and death of a vibrant young mother stricken with metastatic colon cancer at the age of 37. The miracle of the title refers to the author's survival and good fortune against al...

    Julie was a friend of a friend; I never met her. This is dark and intense. I had to read it in little chunks, so I wouldn?t get overwhelmed. I especially liked her attacks on what she called the ?hope industrial complex.? I so admire her honesty, even when it gets dark and bru...

    I loved this beautiful and compelling memoir of living with and dying from colon cancer. Julie Yip-Williams packed a lot of living into her too-short life. She didn't mince words when writing about the awful stuff of cancer but she also wrote with eyes wide open about life, relationshi...

    Julie Yip-Williams has a very interesting story to tell in the 37 years before her colon cancer diagnosis in 2013 but this story is rarely mentioned as the book concentrates on the tests, treatments, clinical trials, pain and side effects she?s endured from diagnosis to her death in ...

    The story opens with a harrowing statement from Julie Yip-Williams and I was in tears, something that would continue to happen throughout this book. Each chapter an honest account of 5 years of her life and how her moods changed, her hopes and fears for her family and preparing her hus...

    See more of my book reviews on my blog, Literary Flits My Mum died from lung cancer in 2013. The first we knew that she had the disease was the diagnosis of a brain tumour about a year and a half before. Mum was a keen reader, which is no doubt where I get my bookworm tendencies fro...

    The Unwinding of the Miracle is, simply, a beautiful mess. Yip Williams unwinds and rewinds her life experiences as a way to comes to terms with her life and subsequent death. It is repetitive and at times grating, however recollecting and reconciling one's life in the facce of death i...

    I feel bad writing this review as I don?t wish to speak I?ll of the dead, but this memoir was painful for me to get through. While I can appreciate the value it holds for individuals in similar situations, and I?m sure it?s a wonderful gift for her daughters to remember her by,...

    Julie Yip-Williams was a 37-year-old with a successful career as a lawyer, married and the mother of two small daughters when she was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. She was born in View Nam to Chinese parents after the war ended. She was born with congenital cataracts and her gr...

    Julie Yip-Williams should not have been alive at age 37, when she was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. She was born to Chinese parents in Viet Nam, right after the end of the war. She had cataracts that could not be surgically corrected in Viet Nam. Her paternal grandmother sent...

    Thank you, Netgalley, for the opportunity to read this book in exhange for an honest review. Given the subject matter, I feel terrible even writing this review - they say one should never speak unkindly of the dead. That's not what I wish to do here, anyway - I simply want to warn ...

    This book reminded me a lot of When Breath Becomes Air, which is unsurprising given they are both written by authors with terminal cancer diagnoses and published posthumously. What is surprising is how i failed to connect with this book when i did with When Breath Becomes Air. By all a...

    I won an ebook from Goodreads, this did not influence my review. Three and a half stars. Yip-William's memoir is a personal account of the last four years of her life facing a terminal diagnosis due to metastatic colorectal cancer. The book is organized chronologically and at fir...

  • erica
    Dec 29, 2018

    In the vein of Until I Say Goodbye: A Book about Living, When Breath Becomes Air, and The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying, The Unwinding of the Miracle is an incredibly personal memoir about death and dying but that is ultimately, triumphantly, about life and living. This ...

  • Liz
    Dec 21, 2018

    In the vein of Until I Say Goodbye: A Book about Living, When Breath Becomes Air, and The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying, The Unwinding of the Miracle is an incredibly personal memoir about death and dying but that is ultimately, triumphantly, about life and living. This ...

    Julie Yip-Williams was just thirty seven years old when she was diagnosed with colon cancer. Married, with two young daughters and with a career in law, she spent five years coming to terms and knowing that eventually her illness would lead to her death. Yes, its the circle of life tha...

    Julie Yip-Williams was only 37 when she was diagnosed with the colon cancer that would eventually kill her. Married, with a burgeoning law career and two young daughters, Yip-Williams spent the next five years coming to terms with what death means. Her goal was to embrace the inevitabl...

    Heartbreaking doesn't begin to describe the emotional territory navigated in this memoir of the life, illness and death of a vibrant young mother stricken with metastatic colon cancer at the age of 37. The miracle of the title refers to the author's survival and good fortune against al...

  • dori
    Dec 03, 2018

    In the vein of Until I Say Goodbye: A Book about Living, When Breath Becomes Air, and The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying, The Unwinding of the Miracle is an incredibly personal memoir about death and dying but that is ultimately, triumphantly, about life and living. This ...

    Julie Yip-Williams was just thirty seven years old when she was diagnosed with colon cancer. Married, with two young daughters and with a career in law, she spent five years coming to terms and knowing that eventually her illness would lead to her death. Yes, its the circle of life tha...

    Julie Yip-Williams was only 37 when she was diagnosed with the colon cancer that would eventually kill her. Married, with a burgeoning law career and two young daughters, Yip-Williams spent the next five years coming to terms with what death means. Her goal was to embrace the inevitabl...

    Heartbreaking doesn't begin to describe the emotional territory navigated in this memoir of the life, illness and death of a vibrant young mother stricken with metastatic colon cancer at the age of 37. The miracle of the title refers to the author's survival and good fortune against al...

    Julie was a friend of a friend; I never met her. This is dark and intense. I had to read it in little chunks, so I wouldn?t get overwhelmed. I especially liked her attacks on what she called the ?hope industrial complex.? I so admire her honesty, even when it gets dark and bru...

    I loved this beautiful and compelling memoir of living with and dying from colon cancer. Julie Yip-Williams packed a lot of living into her too-short life. She didn't mince words when writing about the awful stuff of cancer but she also wrote with eyes wide open about life, relationshi...

    Julie Yip-Williams has a very interesting story to tell in the 37 years before her colon cancer diagnosis in 2013 but this story is rarely mentioned as the book concentrates on the tests, treatments, clinical trials, pain and side effects she?s endured from diagnosis to her death in ...

    The story opens with a harrowing statement from Julie Yip-Williams and I was in tears, something that would continue to happen throughout this book. Each chapter an honest account of 5 years of her life and how her moods changed, her hopes and fears for her family and preparing her hus...

    See more of my book reviews on my blog, Literary Flits My Mum died from lung cancer in 2013. The first we knew that she had the disease was the diagnosis of a brain tumour about a year and a half before. Mum was a keen reader, which is no doubt where I get my bookworm tendencies fro...

    The Unwinding of the Miracle is, simply, a beautiful mess. Yip Williams unwinds and rewinds her life experiences as a way to comes to terms with her life and subsequent death. It is repetitive and at times grating, however recollecting and reconciling one's life in the facce of death i...

    I feel bad writing this review as I don?t wish to speak I?ll of the dead, but this memoir was painful for me to get through. While I can appreciate the value it holds for individuals in similar situations, and I?m sure it?s a wonderful gift for her daughters to remember her by,...

    Julie Yip-Williams was a 37-year-old with a successful career as a lawyer, married and the mother of two small daughters when she was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. She was born in View Nam to Chinese parents after the war ended. She was born with congenital cataracts and her gr...

    Julie Yip-Williams should not have been alive at age 37, when she was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. She was born to Chinese parents in Viet Nam, right after the end of the war. She had cataracts that could not be surgically corrected in Viet Nam. Her paternal grandmother sent...

    Thank you, Netgalley, for the opportunity to read this book in exhange for an honest review. Given the subject matter, I feel terrible even writing this review - they say one should never speak unkindly of the dead. That's not what I wish to do here, anyway - I simply want to warn ...

  • Linda
    Nov 14, 2018

    In the vein of Until I Say Goodbye: A Book about Living, When Breath Becomes Air, and The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying, The Unwinding of the Miracle is an incredibly personal memoir about death and dying but that is ultimately, triumphantly, about life and living. This ...

    Julie Yip-Williams was just thirty seven years old when she was diagnosed with colon cancer. Married, with two young daughters and with a career in law, she spent five years coming to terms and knowing that eventually her illness would lead to her death. Yes, its the circle of life tha...

    Julie Yip-Williams was only 37 when she was diagnosed with the colon cancer that would eventually kill her. Married, with a burgeoning law career and two young daughters, Yip-Williams spent the next five years coming to terms with what death means. Her goal was to embrace the inevitabl...

    Heartbreaking doesn't begin to describe the emotional territory navigated in this memoir of the life, illness and death of a vibrant young mother stricken with metastatic colon cancer at the age of 37. The miracle of the title refers to the author's survival and good fortune against al...

    Julie was a friend of a friend; I never met her. This is dark and intense. I had to read it in little chunks, so I wouldn?t get overwhelmed. I especially liked her attacks on what she called the ?hope industrial complex.? I so admire her honesty, even when it gets dark and bru...

    I loved this beautiful and compelling memoir of living with and dying from colon cancer. Julie Yip-Williams packed a lot of living into her too-short life. She didn't mince words when writing about the awful stuff of cancer but she also wrote with eyes wide open about life, relationshi...

    Julie Yip-Williams has a very interesting story to tell in the 37 years before her colon cancer diagnosis in 2013 but this story is rarely mentioned as the book concentrates on the tests, treatments, clinical trials, pain and side effects she?s endured from diagnosis to her death in ...

    The story opens with a harrowing statement from Julie Yip-Williams and I was in tears, something that would continue to happen throughout this book. Each chapter an honest account of 5 years of her life and how her moods changed, her hopes and fears for her family and preparing her hus...

    See more of my book reviews on my blog, Literary Flits My Mum died from lung cancer in 2013. The first we knew that she had the disease was the diagnosis of a brain tumour about a year and a half before. Mum was a keen reader, which is no doubt where I get my bookworm tendencies fro...

    The Unwinding of the Miracle is, simply, a beautiful mess. Yip Williams unwinds and rewinds her life experiences as a way to comes to terms with her life and subsequent death. It is repetitive and at times grating, however recollecting and reconciling one's life in the facce of death i...

    I feel bad writing this review as I don?t wish to speak I?ll of the dead, but this memoir was painful for me to get through. While I can appreciate the value it holds for individuals in similar situations, and I?m sure it?s a wonderful gift for her daughters to remember her by,...

    Julie Yip-Williams was a 37-year-old with a successful career as a lawyer, married and the mother of two small daughters when she was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. She was born in View Nam to Chinese parents after the war ended. She was born with congenital cataracts and her gr...

    Julie Yip-Williams should not have been alive at age 37, when she was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. She was born to Chinese parents in Viet Nam, right after the end of the war. She had cataracts that could not be surgically corrected in Viet Nam. Her paternal grandmother sent...

    Thank you, Netgalley, for the opportunity to read this book in exhange for an honest review. Given the subject matter, I feel terrible even writing this review - they say one should never speak unkindly of the dead. That's not what I wish to do here, anyway - I simply want to warn ...

    This book reminded me a lot of When Breath Becomes Air, which is unsurprising given they are both written by authors with terminal cancer diagnoses and published posthumously. What is surprising is how i failed to connect with this book when i did with When Breath Becomes Air. By all a...

    I won an ebook from Goodreads, this did not influence my review. Three and a half stars. Yip-William's memoir is a personal account of the last four years of her life facing a terminal diagnosis due to metastatic colorectal cancer. The book is organized chronologically and at fir...

    I don't weep all the time for books but this one got me. Julie was a lovable character, especially because of her relentless honesty. She reminds me a bit of CZ, a friend of mine who died a few years ago of cancer. I think they would have gotten along well. I enjoyed the emotional pat...

    This is almost too sad- but also too loving- to review. Julie Yip-Williams should not have gotten colon cancer, no she should not have. This woman overcame so much in her life and then was hit with this diagnosis even as she was in a good place with her young family. This is unflinchin...

    I started reading this book with the understanding that it would be published after the author died, but I wasn?t prepared for the emotional journey the book took me on. As I read, I experienced wave after wave of emotions, including sadness, joy, surprise, and frustration. And I con...

    Dear Julie, You don?t know me, but I finished reading your book late last night. You?ve been dead for eleven months. I wonder how you are, if you?ve reached the afterlife you so strongly believe in despite your lack of religiosity. I was reluctant to pick up your book. A p...

    ?I loved it!? What an amazing real-life story, both sad and inspiring. The author writes from her soul, sharing in details only someone who has lived the early life tragedy, followed by accomplished life from nothing to cancer tragedy at a much too young life. As a reader you will ...

    An honest and compelling memoir from a woman who was utterly resilient in the face of tragedy after tragedy faced in her life. Born in Vietnam with only limited site, she narrowly escaped being killed by her grandmother because of her disability (sorry, I cannot even contemplate using ...

    #NetGalley #TheUnwindingOfTheMiracle Publication Date: January 8, 2019 This well-written story chronicles the author's struggles with metastatic colon cancer. Julie Yip-Williams was born in Vietnam to Chinese parents. Because she had extremely poor eyesight, her grandmother instruct...

    More reviews and book-ish content @ Club Book Mobile & Andrea RBK The Unwinding of the Miracle by Julie Yip-Williams was outstanding. This is an emotional read, but worth the journey given the beauty of the writing. This is a memoir (posted posthumously) built around the author'...

    Once upon a time, a blind Vietnamese refugee toddler escaped by boat, languished in a camp in Hong Kong for a year, and then finally made it to the US and had surgery to restore a bit of sight. Through sheer grit she got a full scholarship to Williams College, spent a year in China to ...

    Julie?s life seemed almost like a miracle. Born in postwar Vietnam with congenital cataracts, her grandmother wanted her parents to obtain something? that makes the baby sleep forever? since she thought a blind child would be a useless burden. The herbalist refused, great grandmo...

  • Shirley Freeman
    Oct 06, 2018

    In the vein of Until I Say Goodbye: A Book about Living, When Breath Becomes Air, and The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying, The Unwinding of the Miracle is an incredibly personal memoir about death and dying but that is ultimately, triumphantly, about life and living. This ...

    Julie Yip-Williams was just thirty seven years old when she was diagnosed with colon cancer. Married, with two young daughters and with a career in law, she spent five years coming to terms and knowing that eventually her illness would lead to her death. Yes, its the circle of life tha...

    Julie Yip-Williams was only 37 when she was diagnosed with the colon cancer that would eventually kill her. Married, with a burgeoning law career and two young daughters, Yip-Williams spent the next five years coming to terms with what death means. Her goal was to embrace the inevitabl...

    Heartbreaking doesn't begin to describe the emotional territory navigated in this memoir of the life, illness and death of a vibrant young mother stricken with metastatic colon cancer at the age of 37. The miracle of the title refers to the author's survival and good fortune against al...

    Julie was a friend of a friend; I never met her. This is dark and intense. I had to read it in little chunks, so I wouldn?t get overwhelmed. I especially liked her attacks on what she called the ?hope industrial complex.? I so admire her honesty, even when it gets dark and bru...

    I loved this beautiful and compelling memoir of living with and dying from colon cancer. Julie Yip-Williams packed a lot of living into her too-short life. She didn't mince words when writing about the awful stuff of cancer but she also wrote with eyes wide open about life, relationshi...

  • Shannon Wise
    Dec 24, 2018

    In the vein of Until I Say Goodbye: A Book about Living, When Breath Becomes Air, and The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying, The Unwinding of the Miracle is an incredibly personal memoir about death and dying but that is ultimately, triumphantly, about life and living. This ...

    Julie Yip-Williams was just thirty seven years old when she was diagnosed with colon cancer. Married, with two young daughters and with a career in law, she spent five years coming to terms and knowing that eventually her illness would lead to her death. Yes, its the circle of life tha...

    Julie Yip-Williams was only 37 when she was diagnosed with the colon cancer that would eventually kill her. Married, with a burgeoning law career and two young daughters, Yip-Williams spent the next five years coming to terms with what death means. Her goal was to embrace the inevitabl...

    Heartbreaking doesn't begin to describe the emotional territory navigated in this memoir of the life, illness and death of a vibrant young mother stricken with metastatic colon cancer at the age of 37. The miracle of the title refers to the author's survival and good fortune against al...

    Julie was a friend of a friend; I never met her. This is dark and intense. I had to read it in little chunks, so I wouldn?t get overwhelmed. I especially liked her attacks on what she called the ?hope industrial complex.? I so admire her honesty, even when it gets dark and bru...

    I loved this beautiful and compelling memoir of living with and dying from colon cancer. Julie Yip-Williams packed a lot of living into her too-short life. She didn't mince words when writing about the awful stuff of cancer but she also wrote with eyes wide open about life, relationshi...

    Julie Yip-Williams has a very interesting story to tell in the 37 years before her colon cancer diagnosis in 2013 but this story is rarely mentioned as the book concentrates on the tests, treatments, clinical trials, pain and side effects she?s endured from diagnosis to her death in ...

    The story opens with a harrowing statement from Julie Yip-Williams and I was in tears, something that would continue to happen throughout this book. Each chapter an honest account of 5 years of her life and how her moods changed, her hopes and fears for her family and preparing her hus...

    See more of my book reviews on my blog, Literary Flits My Mum died from lung cancer in 2013. The first we knew that she had the disease was the diagnosis of a brain tumour about a year and a half before. Mum was a keen reader, which is no doubt where I get my bookworm tendencies fro...

    The Unwinding of the Miracle is, simply, a beautiful mess. Yip Williams unwinds and rewinds her life experiences as a way to comes to terms with her life and subsequent death. It is repetitive and at times grating, however recollecting and reconciling one's life in the facce of death i...

    I feel bad writing this review as I don?t wish to speak I?ll of the dead, but this memoir was painful for me to get through. While I can appreciate the value it holds for individuals in similar situations, and I?m sure it?s a wonderful gift for her daughters to remember her by,...

    Julie Yip-Williams was a 37-year-old with a successful career as a lawyer, married and the mother of two small daughters when she was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. She was born in View Nam to Chinese parents after the war ended. She was born with congenital cataracts and her gr...

    Julie Yip-Williams should not have been alive at age 37, when she was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. She was born to Chinese parents in Viet Nam, right after the end of the war. She had cataracts that could not be surgically corrected in Viet Nam. Her paternal grandmother sent...

  • Christine
    Feb 12, 2019

    In the vein of Until I Say Goodbye: A Book about Living, When Breath Becomes Air, and The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying, The Unwinding of the Miracle is an incredibly personal memoir about death and dying but that is ultimately, triumphantly, about life and living. This ...

    Julie Yip-Williams was just thirty seven years old when she was diagnosed with colon cancer. Married, with two young daughters and with a career in law, she spent five years coming to terms and knowing that eventually her illness would lead to her death. Yes, its the circle of life tha...

    Julie Yip-Williams was only 37 when she was diagnosed with the colon cancer that would eventually kill her. Married, with a burgeoning law career and two young daughters, Yip-Williams spent the next five years coming to terms with what death means. Her goal was to embrace the inevitabl...

    Heartbreaking doesn't begin to describe the emotional territory navigated in this memoir of the life, illness and death of a vibrant young mother stricken with metastatic colon cancer at the age of 37. The miracle of the title refers to the author's survival and good fortune against al...

    Julie was a friend of a friend; I never met her. This is dark and intense. I had to read it in little chunks, so I wouldn?t get overwhelmed. I especially liked her attacks on what she called the ?hope industrial complex.? I so admire her honesty, even when it gets dark and bru...

    I loved this beautiful and compelling memoir of living with and dying from colon cancer. Julie Yip-Williams packed a lot of living into her too-short life. She didn't mince words when writing about the awful stuff of cancer but she also wrote with eyes wide open about life, relationshi...

    Julie Yip-Williams has a very interesting story to tell in the 37 years before her colon cancer diagnosis in 2013 but this story is rarely mentioned as the book concentrates on the tests, treatments, clinical trials, pain and side effects she?s endured from diagnosis to her death in ...

    The story opens with a harrowing statement from Julie Yip-Williams and I was in tears, something that would continue to happen throughout this book. Each chapter an honest account of 5 years of her life and how her moods changed, her hopes and fears for her family and preparing her hus...

    See more of my book reviews on my blog, Literary Flits My Mum died from lung cancer in 2013. The first we knew that she had the disease was the diagnosis of a brain tumour about a year and a half before. Mum was a keen reader, which is no doubt where I get my bookworm tendencies fro...

    The Unwinding of the Miracle is, simply, a beautiful mess. Yip Williams unwinds and rewinds her life experiences as a way to comes to terms with her life and subsequent death. It is repetitive and at times grating, however recollecting and reconciling one's life in the facce of death i...

    I feel bad writing this review as I don?t wish to speak I?ll of the dead, but this memoir was painful for me to get through. While I can appreciate the value it holds for individuals in similar situations, and I?m sure it?s a wonderful gift for her daughters to remember her by,...

    Julie Yip-Williams was a 37-year-old with a successful career as a lawyer, married and the mother of two small daughters when she was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. She was born in View Nam to Chinese parents after the war ended. She was born with congenital cataracts and her gr...

    Julie Yip-Williams should not have been alive at age 37, when she was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. She was born to Chinese parents in Viet Nam, right after the end of the war. She had cataracts that could not be surgically corrected in Viet Nam. Her paternal grandmother sent...

    Thank you, Netgalley, for the opportunity to read this book in exhange for an honest review. Given the subject matter, I feel terrible even writing this review - they say one should never speak unkindly of the dead. That's not what I wish to do here, anyway - I simply want to warn ...

    This book reminded me a lot of When Breath Becomes Air, which is unsurprising given they are both written by authors with terminal cancer diagnoses and published posthumously. What is surprising is how i failed to connect with this book when i did with When Breath Becomes Air. By all a...

    I won an ebook from Goodreads, this did not influence my review. Three and a half stars. Yip-William's memoir is a personal account of the last four years of her life facing a terminal diagnosis due to metastatic colorectal cancer. The book is organized chronologically and at fir...

    I don't weep all the time for books but this one got me. Julie was a lovable character, especially because of her relentless honesty. She reminds me a bit of CZ, a friend of mine who died a few years ago of cancer. I think they would have gotten along well. I enjoyed the emotional pat...

    This is almost too sad- but also too loving- to review. Julie Yip-Williams should not have gotten colon cancer, no she should not have. This woman overcame so much in her life and then was hit with this diagnosis even as she was in a good place with her young family. This is unflinchin...

    I started reading this book with the understanding that it would be published after the author died, but I wasn?t prepared for the emotional journey the book took me on. As I read, I experienced wave after wave of emotions, including sadness, joy, surprise, and frustration. And I con...

    Dear Julie, You don?t know me, but I finished reading your book late last night. You?ve been dead for eleven months. I wonder how you are, if you?ve reached the afterlife you so strongly believe in despite your lack of religiosity. I was reluctant to pick up your book. A p...

  • Jennifer
    Dec 03, 2018

    In the vein of Until I Say Goodbye: A Book about Living, When Breath Becomes Air, and The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying, The Unwinding of the Miracle is an incredibly personal memoir about death and dying but that is ultimately, triumphantly, about life and living. This ...

    Julie Yip-Williams was just thirty seven years old when she was diagnosed with colon cancer. Married, with two young daughters and with a career in law, she spent five years coming to terms and knowing that eventually her illness would lead to her death. Yes, its the circle of life tha...

    Julie Yip-Williams was only 37 when she was diagnosed with the colon cancer that would eventually kill her. Married, with a burgeoning law career and two young daughters, Yip-Williams spent the next five years coming to terms with what death means. Her goal was to embrace the inevitabl...

    Heartbreaking doesn't begin to describe the emotional territory navigated in this memoir of the life, illness and death of a vibrant young mother stricken with metastatic colon cancer at the age of 37. The miracle of the title refers to the author's survival and good fortune against al...

    Julie was a friend of a friend; I never met her. This is dark and intense. I had to read it in little chunks, so I wouldn?t get overwhelmed. I especially liked her attacks on what she called the ?hope industrial complex.? I so admire her honesty, even when it gets dark and bru...

    I loved this beautiful and compelling memoir of living with and dying from colon cancer. Julie Yip-Williams packed a lot of living into her too-short life. She didn't mince words when writing about the awful stuff of cancer but she also wrote with eyes wide open about life, relationshi...

    Julie Yip-Williams has a very interesting story to tell in the 37 years before her colon cancer diagnosis in 2013 but this story is rarely mentioned as the book concentrates on the tests, treatments, clinical trials, pain and side effects she?s endured from diagnosis to her death in ...

    The story opens with a harrowing statement from Julie Yip-Williams and I was in tears, something that would continue to happen throughout this book. Each chapter an honest account of 5 years of her life and how her moods changed, her hopes and fears for her family and preparing her hus...

    See more of my book reviews on my blog, Literary Flits My Mum died from lung cancer in 2013. The first we knew that she had the disease was the diagnosis of a brain tumour about a year and a half before. Mum was a keen reader, which is no doubt where I get my bookworm tendencies fro...

    The Unwinding of the Miracle is, simply, a beautiful mess. Yip Williams unwinds and rewinds her life experiences as a way to comes to terms with her life and subsequent death. It is repetitive and at times grating, however recollecting and reconciling one's life in the facce of death i...

    I feel bad writing this review as I don?t wish to speak I?ll of the dead, but this memoir was painful for me to get through. While I can appreciate the value it holds for individuals in similar situations, and I?m sure it?s a wonderful gift for her daughters to remember her by,...

    Julie Yip-Williams was a 37-year-old with a successful career as a lawyer, married and the mother of two small daughters when she was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. She was born in View Nam to Chinese parents after the war ended. She was born with congenital cataracts and her gr...

    Julie Yip-Williams should not have been alive at age 37, when she was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. She was born to Chinese parents in Viet Nam, right after the end of the war. She had cataracts that could not be surgically corrected in Viet Nam. Her paternal grandmother sent...

    Thank you, Netgalley, for the opportunity to read this book in exhange for an honest review. Given the subject matter, I feel terrible even writing this review - they say one should never speak unkindly of the dead. That's not what I wish to do here, anyway - I simply want to warn ...

    This book reminded me a lot of When Breath Becomes Air, which is unsurprising given they are both written by authors with terminal cancer diagnoses and published posthumously. What is surprising is how i failed to connect with this book when i did with When Breath Becomes Air. By all a...

    I won an ebook from Goodreads, this did not influence my review. Three and a half stars. Yip-William's memoir is a personal account of the last four years of her life facing a terminal diagnosis due to metastatic colorectal cancer. The book is organized chronologically and at fir...

    I don't weep all the time for books but this one got me. Julie was a lovable character, especially because of her relentless honesty. She reminds me a bit of CZ, a friend of mine who died a few years ago of cancer. I think they would have gotten along well. I enjoyed the emotional pat...

    This is almost too sad- but also too loving- to review. Julie Yip-Williams should not have gotten colon cancer, no she should not have. This woman overcame so much in her life and then was hit with this diagnosis even as she was in a good place with her young family. This is unflinchin...

    I started reading this book with the understanding that it would be published after the author died, but I wasn?t prepared for the emotional journey the book took me on. As I read, I experienced wave after wave of emotions, including sadness, joy, surprise, and frustration. And I con...

  • Deborah Stevens
    Nov 28, 2018

    In the vein of Until I Say Goodbye: A Book about Living, When Breath Becomes Air, and The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying, The Unwinding of the Miracle is an incredibly personal memoir about death and dying but that is ultimately, triumphantly, about life and living. This ...

    Julie Yip-Williams was just thirty seven years old when she was diagnosed with colon cancer. Married, with two young daughters and with a career in law, she spent five years coming to terms and knowing that eventually her illness would lead to her death. Yes, its the circle of life tha...

    Julie Yip-Williams was only 37 when she was diagnosed with the colon cancer that would eventually kill her. Married, with a burgeoning law career and two young daughters, Yip-Williams spent the next five years coming to terms with what death means. Her goal was to embrace the inevitabl...

    Heartbreaking doesn't begin to describe the emotional territory navigated in this memoir of the life, illness and death of a vibrant young mother stricken with metastatic colon cancer at the age of 37. The miracle of the title refers to the author's survival and good fortune against al...

    Julie was a friend of a friend; I never met her. This is dark and intense. I had to read it in little chunks, so I wouldn?t get overwhelmed. I especially liked her attacks on what she called the ?hope industrial complex.? I so admire her honesty, even when it gets dark and bru...

    I loved this beautiful and compelling memoir of living with and dying from colon cancer. Julie Yip-Williams packed a lot of living into her too-short life. She didn't mince words when writing about the awful stuff of cancer but she also wrote with eyes wide open about life, relationshi...

    Julie Yip-Williams has a very interesting story to tell in the 37 years before her colon cancer diagnosis in 2013 but this story is rarely mentioned as the book concentrates on the tests, treatments, clinical trials, pain and side effects she?s endured from diagnosis to her death in ...

    The story opens with a harrowing statement from Julie Yip-Williams and I was in tears, something that would continue to happen throughout this book. Each chapter an honest account of 5 years of her life and how her moods changed, her hopes and fears for her family and preparing her hus...

    See more of my book reviews on my blog, Literary Flits My Mum died from lung cancer in 2013. The first we knew that she had the disease was the diagnosis of a brain tumour about a year and a half before. Mum was a keen reader, which is no doubt where I get my bookworm tendencies fro...

    The Unwinding of the Miracle is, simply, a beautiful mess. Yip Williams unwinds and rewinds her life experiences as a way to comes to terms with her life and subsequent death. It is repetitive and at times grating, however recollecting and reconciling one's life in the facce of death i...

    I feel bad writing this review as I don?t wish to speak I?ll of the dead, but this memoir was painful for me to get through. While I can appreciate the value it holds for individuals in similar situations, and I?m sure it?s a wonderful gift for her daughters to remember her by,...

    Julie Yip-Williams was a 37-year-old with a successful career as a lawyer, married and the mother of two small daughters when she was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. She was born in View Nam to Chinese parents after the war ended. She was born with congenital cataracts and her gr...

    Julie Yip-Williams should not have been alive at age 37, when she was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. She was born to Chinese parents in Viet Nam, right after the end of the war. She had cataracts that could not be surgically corrected in Viet Nam. Her paternal grandmother sent...

    Thank you, Netgalley, for the opportunity to read this book in exhange for an honest review. Given the subject matter, I feel terrible even writing this review - they say one should never speak unkindly of the dead. That's not what I wish to do here, anyway - I simply want to warn ...

    This book reminded me a lot of When Breath Becomes Air, which is unsurprising given they are both written by authors with terminal cancer diagnoses and published posthumously. What is surprising is how i failed to connect with this book when i did with When Breath Becomes Air. By all a...

    I won an ebook from Goodreads, this did not influence my review. Three and a half stars. Yip-William's memoir is a personal account of the last four years of her life facing a terminal diagnosis due to metastatic colorectal cancer. The book is organized chronologically and at fir...

    I don't weep all the time for books but this one got me. Julie was a lovable character, especially because of her relentless honesty. She reminds me a bit of CZ, a friend of mine who died a few years ago of cancer. I think they would have gotten along well. I enjoyed the emotional pat...

    This is almost too sad- but also too loving- to review. Julie Yip-Williams should not have gotten colon cancer, no she should not have. This woman overcame so much in her life and then was hit with this diagnosis even as she was in a good place with her young family. This is unflinchin...

    I started reading this book with the understanding that it would be published after the author died, but I wasn?t prepared for the emotional journey the book took me on. As I read, I experienced wave after wave of emotions, including sadness, joy, surprise, and frustration. And I con...

    Dear Julie, You don?t know me, but I finished reading your book late last night. You?ve been dead for eleven months. I wonder how you are, if you?ve reached the afterlife you so strongly believe in despite your lack of religiosity. I was reluctant to pick up your book. A p...

    ?I loved it!? What an amazing real-life story, both sad and inspiring. The author writes from her soul, sharing in details only someone who has lived the early life tragedy, followed by accomplished life from nothing to cancer tragedy at a much too young life. As a reader you will ...

    An honest and compelling memoir from a woman who was utterly resilient in the face of tragedy after tragedy faced in her life. Born in Vietnam with only limited site, she narrowly escaped being killed by her grandmother because of her disability (sorry, I cannot even contemplate using ...

    #NetGalley #TheUnwindingOfTheMiracle Publication Date: January 8, 2019 This well-written story chronicles the author's struggles with metastatic colon cancer. Julie Yip-Williams was born in Vietnam to Chinese parents. Because she had extremely poor eyesight, her grandmother instruct...

    More reviews and book-ish content @ Club Book Mobile & Andrea RBK The Unwinding of the Miracle by Julie Yip-Williams was outstanding. This is an emotional read, but worth the journey given the beauty of the writing. This is a memoir (posted posthumously) built around the author'...

    Once upon a time, a blind Vietnamese refugee toddler escaped by boat, languished in a camp in Hong Kong for a year, and then finally made it to the US and had surgery to restore a bit of sight. Through sheer grit she got a full scholarship to Williams College, spent a year in China to ...

  • Naomi Krokowski
    Feb 11, 2019

    In the vein of Until I Say Goodbye: A Book about Living, When Breath Becomes Air, and The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying, The Unwinding of the Miracle is an incredibly personal memoir about death and dying but that is ultimately, triumphantly, about life and living. This ...

    Julie Yip-Williams was just thirty seven years old when she was diagnosed with colon cancer. Married, with two young daughters and with a career in law, she spent five years coming to terms and knowing that eventually her illness would lead to her death. Yes, its the circle of life tha...

    Julie Yip-Williams was only 37 when she was diagnosed with the colon cancer that would eventually kill her. Married, with a burgeoning law career and two young daughters, Yip-Williams spent the next five years coming to terms with what death means. Her goal was to embrace the inevitabl...

    Heartbreaking doesn't begin to describe the emotional territory navigated in this memoir of the life, illness and death of a vibrant young mother stricken with metastatic colon cancer at the age of 37. The miracle of the title refers to the author's survival and good fortune against al...

    Julie was a friend of a friend; I never met her. This is dark and intense. I had to read it in little chunks, so I wouldn?t get overwhelmed. I especially liked her attacks on what she called the ?hope industrial complex.? I so admire her honesty, even when it gets dark and bru...

    I loved this beautiful and compelling memoir of living with and dying from colon cancer. Julie Yip-Williams packed a lot of living into her too-short life. She didn't mince words when writing about the awful stuff of cancer but she also wrote with eyes wide open about life, relationshi...

    Julie Yip-Williams has a very interesting story to tell in the 37 years before her colon cancer diagnosis in 2013 but this story is rarely mentioned as the book concentrates on the tests, treatments, clinical trials, pain and side effects she?s endured from diagnosis to her death in ...

    The story opens with a harrowing statement from Julie Yip-Williams and I was in tears, something that would continue to happen throughout this book. Each chapter an honest account of 5 years of her life and how her moods changed, her hopes and fears for her family and preparing her hus...

    See more of my book reviews on my blog, Literary Flits My Mum died from lung cancer in 2013. The first we knew that she had the disease was the diagnosis of a brain tumour about a year and a half before. Mum was a keen reader, which is no doubt where I get my bookworm tendencies fro...

    The Unwinding of the Miracle is, simply, a beautiful mess. Yip Williams unwinds and rewinds her life experiences as a way to comes to terms with her life and subsequent death. It is repetitive and at times grating, however recollecting and reconciling one's life in the facce of death i...

    I feel bad writing this review as I don?t wish to speak I?ll of the dead, but this memoir was painful for me to get through. While I can appreciate the value it holds for individuals in similar situations, and I?m sure it?s a wonderful gift for her daughters to remember her by,...

    Julie Yip-Williams was a 37-year-old with a successful career as a lawyer, married and the mother of two small daughters when she was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. She was born in View Nam to Chinese parents after the war ended. She was born with congenital cataracts and her gr...

    Julie Yip-Williams should not have been alive at age 37, when she was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. She was born to Chinese parents in Viet Nam, right after the end of the war. She had cataracts that could not be surgically corrected in Viet Nam. Her paternal grandmother sent...

    Thank you, Netgalley, for the opportunity to read this book in exhange for an honest review. Given the subject matter, I feel terrible even writing this review - they say one should never speak unkindly of the dead. That's not what I wish to do here, anyway - I simply want to warn ...

    This book reminded me a lot of When Breath Becomes Air, which is unsurprising given they are both written by authors with terminal cancer diagnoses and published posthumously. What is surprising is how i failed to connect with this book when i did with When Breath Becomes Air. By all a...

    I won an ebook from Goodreads, this did not influence my review. Three and a half stars. Yip-William's memoir is a personal account of the last four years of her life facing a terminal diagnosis due to metastatic colorectal cancer. The book is organized chronologically and at fir...

    I don't weep all the time for books but this one got me. Julie was a lovable character, especially because of her relentless honesty. She reminds me a bit of CZ, a friend of mine who died a few years ago of cancer. I think they would have gotten along well. I enjoyed the emotional pat...

    This is almost too sad- but also too loving- to review. Julie Yip-Williams should not have gotten colon cancer, no she should not have. This woman overcame so much in her life and then was hit with this diagnosis even as she was in a good place with her young family. This is unflinchin...

    I started reading this book with the understanding that it would be published after the author died, but I wasn?t prepared for the emotional journey the book took me on. As I read, I experienced wave after wave of emotions, including sadness, joy, surprise, and frustration. And I con...

    Dear Julie, You don?t know me, but I finished reading your book late last night. You?ve been dead for eleven months. I wonder how you are, if you?ve reached the afterlife you so strongly believe in despite your lack of religiosity. I was reluctant to pick up your book. A p...

    ?I loved it!? What an amazing real-life story, both sad and inspiring. The author writes from her soul, sharing in details only someone who has lived the early life tragedy, followed by accomplished life from nothing to cancer tragedy at a much too young life. As a reader you will ...

    An honest and compelling memoir from a woman who was utterly resilient in the face of tragedy after tragedy faced in her life. Born in Vietnam with only limited site, she narrowly escaped being killed by her grandmother because of her disability (sorry, I cannot even contemplate using ...

    #NetGalley #TheUnwindingOfTheMiracle Publication Date: January 8, 2019 This well-written story chronicles the author's struggles with metastatic colon cancer. Julie Yip-Williams was born in Vietnam to Chinese parents. Because she had extremely poor eyesight, her grandmother instruct...

    More reviews and book-ish content @ Club Book Mobile & Andrea RBK The Unwinding of the Miracle by Julie Yip-Williams was outstanding. This is an emotional read, but worth the journey given the beauty of the writing. This is a memoir (posted posthumously) built around the author'...

    Once upon a time, a blind Vietnamese refugee toddler escaped by boat, languished in a camp in Hong Kong for a year, and then finally made it to the US and had surgery to restore a bit of sight. Through sheer grit she got a full scholarship to Williams College, spent a year in China to ...

    Julie?s life seemed almost like a miracle. Born in postwar Vietnam with congenital cataracts, her grandmother wanted her parents to obtain something? that makes the baby sleep forever? since she thought a blind child would be a useless burden. The herbalist refused, great grandmo...

    The Unwinding of the Miracle is a true story about Julie Yip-Williams innermost feelings during the five years of her illness with colon cancer, which ultimately took her life. At 37-years-old, Julie was a wife, a mother to two young daughters and had a successful career in law. Throug...

    First diagnosed in 2013 with Stage VI colon cancer while on holiday in LA to attend her brother's wedding, The Unwinding of the Miracle chronologically follows's the life of Julie Yip-Williams, originally born in Vietnam to Chinese parents Julie had an unconventional start to life as h...

    The first book I want to give more than 5 stars to! Absolutely amazing exhortation to ?live while you?re living, friends.? Julie Yip- Williams? life was extraordinary from the beginning, when she was born nearly blind from cataracts in war torn Vietnam and her grandmother tried...

  • Kathleen Gray
    Dec 18, 2018

    In the vein of Until I Say Goodbye: A Book about Living, When Breath Becomes Air, and The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying, The Unwinding of the Miracle is an incredibly personal memoir about death and dying but that is ultimately, triumphantly, about life and living. This ...

    Julie Yip-Williams was just thirty seven years old when she was diagnosed with colon cancer. Married, with two young daughters and with a career in law, she spent five years coming to terms and knowing that eventually her illness would lead to her death. Yes, its the circle of life tha...

    Julie Yip-Williams was only 37 when she was diagnosed with the colon cancer that would eventually kill her. Married, with a burgeoning law career and two young daughters, Yip-Williams spent the next five years coming to terms with what death means. Her goal was to embrace the inevitabl...

    Heartbreaking doesn't begin to describe the emotional territory navigated in this memoir of the life, illness and death of a vibrant young mother stricken with metastatic colon cancer at the age of 37. The miracle of the title refers to the author's survival and good fortune against al...

    Julie was a friend of a friend; I never met her. This is dark and intense. I had to read it in little chunks, so I wouldn?t get overwhelmed. I especially liked her attacks on what she called the ?hope industrial complex.? I so admire her honesty, even when it gets dark and bru...

    I loved this beautiful and compelling memoir of living with and dying from colon cancer. Julie Yip-Williams packed a lot of living into her too-short life. She didn't mince words when writing about the awful stuff of cancer but she also wrote with eyes wide open about life, relationshi...

    Julie Yip-Williams has a very interesting story to tell in the 37 years before her colon cancer diagnosis in 2013 but this story is rarely mentioned as the book concentrates on the tests, treatments, clinical trials, pain and side effects she?s endured from diagnosis to her death in ...

    The story opens with a harrowing statement from Julie Yip-Williams and I was in tears, something that would continue to happen throughout this book. Each chapter an honest account of 5 years of her life and how her moods changed, her hopes and fears for her family and preparing her hus...

    See more of my book reviews on my blog, Literary Flits My Mum died from lung cancer in 2013. The first we knew that she had the disease was the diagnosis of a brain tumour about a year and a half before. Mum was a keen reader, which is no doubt where I get my bookworm tendencies fro...

    The Unwinding of the Miracle is, simply, a beautiful mess. Yip Williams unwinds and rewinds her life experiences as a way to comes to terms with her life and subsequent death. It is repetitive and at times grating, however recollecting and reconciling one's life in the facce of death i...

    I feel bad writing this review as I don?t wish to speak I?ll of the dead, but this memoir was painful for me to get through. While I can appreciate the value it holds for individuals in similar situations, and I?m sure it?s a wonderful gift for her daughters to remember her by,...

    Julie Yip-Williams was a 37-year-old with a successful career as a lawyer, married and the mother of two small daughters when she was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. She was born in View Nam to Chinese parents after the war ended. She was born with congenital cataracts and her gr...

    Julie Yip-Williams should not have been alive at age 37, when she was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. She was born to Chinese parents in Viet Nam, right after the end of the war. She had cataracts that could not be surgically corrected in Viet Nam. Her paternal grandmother sent...

    Thank you, Netgalley, for the opportunity to read this book in exhange for an honest review. Given the subject matter, I feel terrible even writing this review - they say one should never speak unkindly of the dead. That's not what I wish to do here, anyway - I simply want to warn ...

    This book reminded me a lot of When Breath Becomes Air, which is unsurprising given they are both written by authors with terminal cancer diagnoses and published posthumously. What is surprising is how i failed to connect with this book when i did with When Breath Becomes Air. By all a...

    I won an ebook from Goodreads, this did not influence my review. Three and a half stars. Yip-William's memoir is a personal account of the last four years of her life facing a terminal diagnosis due to metastatic colorectal cancer. The book is organized chronologically and at fir...

    I don't weep all the time for books but this one got me. Julie was a lovable character, especially because of her relentless honesty. She reminds me a bit of CZ, a friend of mine who died a few years ago of cancer. I think they would have gotten along well. I enjoyed the emotional pat...

    This is almost too sad- but also too loving- to review. Julie Yip-Williams should not have gotten colon cancer, no she should not have. This woman overcame so much in her life and then was hit with this diagnosis even as she was in a good place with her young family. This is unflinchin...

  • Stephen Yoder
    Jan 05, 2019

    In the vein of Until I Say Goodbye: A Book about Living, When Breath Becomes Air, and The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying, The Unwinding of the Miracle is an incredibly personal memoir about death and dying but that is ultimately, triumphantly, about life and living. This ...

    Julie Yip-Williams was just thirty seven years old when she was diagnosed with colon cancer. Married, with two young daughters and with a career in law, she spent five years coming to terms and knowing that eventually her illness would lead to her death. Yes, its the circle of life tha...

    Julie Yip-Williams was only 37 when she was diagnosed with the colon cancer that would eventually kill her. Married, with a burgeoning law career and two young daughters, Yip-Williams spent the next five years coming to terms with what death means. Her goal was to embrace the inevitabl...

    Heartbreaking doesn't begin to describe the emotional territory navigated in this memoir of the life, illness and death of a vibrant young mother stricken with metastatic colon cancer at the age of 37. The miracle of the title refers to the author's survival and good fortune against al...

    Julie was a friend of a friend; I never met her. This is dark and intense. I had to read it in little chunks, so I wouldn?t get overwhelmed. I especially liked her attacks on what she called the ?hope industrial complex.? I so admire her honesty, even when it gets dark and bru...

    I loved this beautiful and compelling memoir of living with and dying from colon cancer. Julie Yip-Williams packed a lot of living into her too-short life. She didn't mince words when writing about the awful stuff of cancer but she also wrote with eyes wide open about life, relationshi...

    Julie Yip-Williams has a very interesting story to tell in the 37 years before her colon cancer diagnosis in 2013 but this story is rarely mentioned as the book concentrates on the tests, treatments, clinical trials, pain and side effects she?s endured from diagnosis to her death in ...

    The story opens with a harrowing statement from Julie Yip-Williams and I was in tears, something that would continue to happen throughout this book. Each chapter an honest account of 5 years of her life and how her moods changed, her hopes and fears for her family and preparing her hus...

    See more of my book reviews on my blog, Literary Flits My Mum died from lung cancer in 2013. The first we knew that she had the disease was the diagnosis of a brain tumour about a year and a half before. Mum was a keen reader, which is no doubt where I get my bookworm tendencies fro...

    The Unwinding of the Miracle is, simply, a beautiful mess. Yip Williams unwinds and rewinds her life experiences as a way to comes to terms with her life and subsequent death. It is repetitive and at times grating, however recollecting and reconciling one's life in the facce of death i...

    I feel bad writing this review as I don?t wish to speak I?ll of the dead, but this memoir was painful for me to get through. While I can appreciate the value it holds for individuals in similar situations, and I?m sure it?s a wonderful gift for her daughters to remember her by,...

    Julie Yip-Williams was a 37-year-old with a successful career as a lawyer, married and the mother of two small daughters when she was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. She was born in View Nam to Chinese parents after the war ended. She was born with congenital cataracts and her gr...

    Julie Yip-Williams should not have been alive at age 37, when she was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. She was born to Chinese parents in Viet Nam, right after the end of the war. She had cataracts that could not be surgically corrected in Viet Nam. Her paternal grandmother sent...

    Thank you, Netgalley, for the opportunity to read this book in exhange for an honest review. Given the subject matter, I feel terrible even writing this review - they say one should never speak unkindly of the dead. That's not what I wish to do here, anyway - I simply want to warn ...

    This book reminded me a lot of When Breath Becomes Air, which is unsurprising given they are both written by authors with terminal cancer diagnoses and published posthumously. What is surprising is how i failed to connect with this book when i did with When Breath Becomes Air. By all a...

    I won an ebook from Goodreads, this did not influence my review. Three and a half stars. Yip-William's memoir is a personal account of the last four years of her life facing a terminal diagnosis due to metastatic colorectal cancer. The book is organized chronologically and at fir...

    I don't weep all the time for books but this one got me. Julie was a lovable character, especially because of her relentless honesty. She reminds me a bit of CZ, a friend of mine who died a few years ago of cancer. I think they would have gotten along well. I enjoyed the emotional pat...

  • Candice Lee
    Jan 26, 2019

    In the vein of Until I Say Goodbye: A Book about Living, When Breath Becomes Air, and The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying, The Unwinding of the Miracle is an incredibly personal memoir about death and dying but that is ultimately, triumphantly, about life and living. This ...

    Julie Yip-Williams was just thirty seven years old when she was diagnosed with colon cancer. Married, with two young daughters and with a career in law, she spent five years coming to terms and knowing that eventually her illness would lead to her death. Yes, its the circle of life tha...

    Julie Yip-Williams was only 37 when she was diagnosed with the colon cancer that would eventually kill her. Married, with a burgeoning law career and two young daughters, Yip-Williams spent the next five years coming to terms with what death means. Her goal was to embrace the inevitabl...

    Heartbreaking doesn't begin to describe the emotional territory navigated in this memoir of the life, illness and death of a vibrant young mother stricken with metastatic colon cancer at the age of 37. The miracle of the title refers to the author's survival and good fortune against al...

    Julie was a friend of a friend; I never met her. This is dark and intense. I had to read it in little chunks, so I wouldn?t get overwhelmed. I especially liked her attacks on what she called the ?hope industrial complex.? I so admire her honesty, even when it gets dark and bru...

    I loved this beautiful and compelling memoir of living with and dying from colon cancer. Julie Yip-Williams packed a lot of living into her too-short life. She didn't mince words when writing about the awful stuff of cancer but she also wrote with eyes wide open about life, relationshi...

    Julie Yip-Williams has a very interesting story to tell in the 37 years before her colon cancer diagnosis in 2013 but this story is rarely mentioned as the book concentrates on the tests, treatments, clinical trials, pain and side effects she?s endured from diagnosis to her death in ...

    The story opens with a harrowing statement from Julie Yip-Williams and I was in tears, something that would continue to happen throughout this book. Each chapter an honest account of 5 years of her life and how her moods changed, her hopes and fears for her family and preparing her hus...

    See more of my book reviews on my blog, Literary Flits My Mum died from lung cancer in 2013. The first we knew that she had the disease was the diagnosis of a brain tumour about a year and a half before. Mum was a keen reader, which is no doubt where I get my bookworm tendencies fro...

    The Unwinding of the Miracle is, simply, a beautiful mess. Yip Williams unwinds and rewinds her life experiences as a way to comes to terms with her life and subsequent death. It is repetitive and at times grating, however recollecting and reconciling one's life in the facce of death i...

    I feel bad writing this review as I don?t wish to speak I?ll of the dead, but this memoir was painful for me to get through. While I can appreciate the value it holds for individuals in similar situations, and I?m sure it?s a wonderful gift for her daughters to remember her by,...

  • Lee Husemann
    Dec 15, 2018

    In the vein of Until I Say Goodbye: A Book about Living, When Breath Becomes Air, and The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying, The Unwinding of the Miracle is an incredibly personal memoir about death and dying but that is ultimately, triumphantly, about life and living. This ...

    Julie Yip-Williams was just thirty seven years old when she was diagnosed with colon cancer. Married, with two young daughters and with a career in law, she spent five years coming to terms and knowing that eventually her illness would lead to her death. Yes, its the circle of life tha...

    Julie Yip-Williams was only 37 when she was diagnosed with the colon cancer that would eventually kill her. Married, with a burgeoning law career and two young daughters, Yip-Williams spent the next five years coming to terms with what death means. Her goal was to embrace the inevitabl...

    Heartbreaking doesn't begin to describe the emotional territory navigated in this memoir of the life, illness and death of a vibrant young mother stricken with metastatic colon cancer at the age of 37. The miracle of the title refers to the author's survival and good fortune against al...

    Julie was a friend of a friend; I never met her. This is dark and intense. I had to read it in little chunks, so I wouldn?t get overwhelmed. I especially liked her attacks on what she called the ?hope industrial complex.? I so admire her honesty, even when it gets dark and bru...

    I loved this beautiful and compelling memoir of living with and dying from colon cancer. Julie Yip-Williams packed a lot of living into her too-short life. She didn't mince words when writing about the awful stuff of cancer but she also wrote with eyes wide open about life, relationshi...

    Julie Yip-Williams has a very interesting story to tell in the 37 years before her colon cancer diagnosis in 2013 but this story is rarely mentioned as the book concentrates on the tests, treatments, clinical trials, pain and side effects she?s endured from diagnosis to her death in ...

    The story opens with a harrowing statement from Julie Yip-Williams and I was in tears, something that would continue to happen throughout this book. Each chapter an honest account of 5 years of her life and how her moods changed, her hopes and fears for her family and preparing her hus...

    See more of my book reviews on my blog, Literary Flits My Mum died from lung cancer in 2013. The first we knew that she had the disease was the diagnosis of a brain tumour about a year and a half before. Mum was a keen reader, which is no doubt where I get my bookworm tendencies fro...

    The Unwinding of the Miracle is, simply, a beautiful mess. Yip Williams unwinds and rewinds her life experiences as a way to comes to terms with her life and subsequent death. It is repetitive and at times grating, however recollecting and reconciling one's life in the facce of death i...

    I feel bad writing this review as I don?t wish to speak I?ll of the dead, but this memoir was painful for me to get through. While I can appreciate the value it holds for individuals in similar situations, and I?m sure it?s a wonderful gift for her daughters to remember her by,...

    Julie Yip-Williams was a 37-year-old with a successful career as a lawyer, married and the mother of two small daughters when she was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. She was born in View Nam to Chinese parents after the war ended. She was born with congenital cataracts and her gr...

  • Elizabeth
    Jan 23, 2019

    In the vein of Until I Say Goodbye: A Book about Living, When Breath Becomes Air, and The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying, The Unwinding of the Miracle is an incredibly personal memoir about death and dying but that is ultimately, triumphantly, about life and living. This ...

    Julie Yip-Williams was just thirty seven years old when she was diagnosed with colon cancer. Married, with two young daughters and with a career in law, she spent five years coming to terms and knowing that eventually her illness would lead to her death. Yes, its the circle of life tha...

    Julie Yip-Williams was only 37 when she was diagnosed with the colon cancer that would eventually kill her. Married, with a burgeoning law career and two young daughters, Yip-Williams spent the next five years coming to terms with what death means. Her goal was to embrace the inevitabl...

    Heartbreaking doesn't begin to describe the emotional territory navigated in this memoir of the life, illness and death of a vibrant young mother stricken with metastatic colon cancer at the age of 37. The miracle of the title refers to the author's survival and good fortune against al...

    Julie was a friend of a friend; I never met her. This is dark and intense. I had to read it in little chunks, so I wouldn?t get overwhelmed. I especially liked her attacks on what she called the ?hope industrial complex.? I so admire her honesty, even when it gets dark and bru...

    I loved this beautiful and compelling memoir of living with and dying from colon cancer. Julie Yip-Williams packed a lot of living into her too-short life. She didn't mince words when writing about the awful stuff of cancer but she also wrote with eyes wide open about life, relationshi...

    Julie Yip-Williams has a very interesting story to tell in the 37 years before her colon cancer diagnosis in 2013 but this story is rarely mentioned as the book concentrates on the tests, treatments, clinical trials, pain and side effects she?s endured from diagnosis to her death in ...

    The story opens with a harrowing statement from Julie Yip-Williams and I was in tears, something that would continue to happen throughout this book. Each chapter an honest account of 5 years of her life and how her moods changed, her hopes and fears for her family and preparing her hus...

    See more of my book reviews on my blog, Literary Flits My Mum died from lung cancer in 2013. The first we knew that she had the disease was the diagnosis of a brain tumour about a year and a half before. Mum was a keen reader, which is no doubt where I get my bookworm tendencies fro...

    The Unwinding of the Miracle is, simply, a beautiful mess. Yip Williams unwinds and rewinds her life experiences as a way to comes to terms with her life and subsequent death. It is repetitive and at times grating, however recollecting and reconciling one's life in the facce of death i...

    I feel bad writing this review as I don?t wish to speak I?ll of the dead, but this memoir was painful for me to get through. While I can appreciate the value it holds for individuals in similar situations, and I?m sure it?s a wonderful gift for her daughters to remember her by,...

    Julie Yip-Williams was a 37-year-old with a successful career as a lawyer, married and the mother of two small daughters when she was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. She was born in View Nam to Chinese parents after the war ended. She was born with congenital cataracts and her gr...

    Julie Yip-Williams should not have been alive at age 37, when she was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. She was born to Chinese parents in Viet Nam, right after the end of the war. She had cataracts that could not be surgically corrected in Viet Nam. Her paternal grandmother sent...

    Thank you, Netgalley, for the opportunity to read this book in exhange for an honest review. Given the subject matter, I feel terrible even writing this review - they say one should never speak unkindly of the dead. That's not what I wish to do here, anyway - I simply want to warn ...

    This book reminded me a lot of When Breath Becomes Air, which is unsurprising given they are both written by authors with terminal cancer diagnoses and published posthumously. What is surprising is how i failed to connect with this book when i did with When Breath Becomes Air. By all a...

    I won an ebook from Goodreads, this did not influence my review. Three and a half stars. Yip-William's memoir is a personal account of the last four years of her life facing a terminal diagnosis due to metastatic colorectal cancer. The book is organized chronologically and at fir...

    I don't weep all the time for books but this one got me. Julie was a lovable character, especially because of her relentless honesty. She reminds me a bit of CZ, a friend of mine who died a few years ago of cancer. I think they would have gotten along well. I enjoyed the emotional pat...

    This is almost too sad- but also too loving- to review. Julie Yip-Williams should not have gotten colon cancer, no she should not have. This woman overcame so much in her life and then was hit with this diagnosis even as she was in a good place with her young family. This is unflinchin...

    I started reading this book with the understanding that it would be published after the author died, but I wasn?t prepared for the emotional journey the book took me on. As I read, I experienced wave after wave of emotions, including sadness, joy, surprise, and frustration. And I con...

    Dear Julie, You don?t know me, but I finished reading your book late last night. You?ve been dead for eleven months. I wonder how you are, if you?ve reached the afterlife you so strongly believe in despite your lack of religiosity. I was reluctant to pick up your book. A p...

    ?I loved it!? What an amazing real-life story, both sad and inspiring. The author writes from her soul, sharing in details only someone who has lived the early life tragedy, followed by accomplished life from nothing to cancer tragedy at a much too young life. As a reader you will ...

    An honest and compelling memoir from a woman who was utterly resilient in the face of tragedy after tragedy faced in her life. Born in Vietnam with only limited site, she narrowly escaped being killed by her grandmother because of her disability (sorry, I cannot even contemplate using ...

    #NetGalley #TheUnwindingOfTheMiracle Publication Date: January 8, 2019 This well-written story chronicles the author's struggles with metastatic colon cancer. Julie Yip-Williams was born in Vietnam to Chinese parents. Because she had extremely poor eyesight, her grandmother instruct...

    More reviews and book-ish content @ Club Book Mobile & Andrea RBK The Unwinding of the Miracle by Julie Yip-Williams was outstanding. This is an emotional read, but worth the journey given the beauty of the writing. This is a memoir (posted posthumously) built around the author'...

    Once upon a time, a blind Vietnamese refugee toddler escaped by boat, languished in a camp in Hong Kong for a year, and then finally made it to the US and had surgery to restore a bit of sight. Through sheer grit she got a full scholarship to Williams College, spent a year in China to ...

    Julie?s life seemed almost like a miracle. Born in postwar Vietnam with congenital cataracts, her grandmother wanted her parents to obtain something? that makes the baby sleep forever? since she thought a blind child would be a useless burden. The herbalist refused, great grandmo...

    The Unwinding of the Miracle is a true story about Julie Yip-Williams innermost feelings during the five years of her illness with colon cancer, which ultimately took her life. At 37-years-old, Julie was a wife, a mother to two young daughters and had a successful career in law. Throug...

    First diagnosed in 2013 with Stage VI colon cancer while on holiday in LA to attend her brother's wedding, The Unwinding of the Miracle chronologically follows's the life of Julie Yip-Williams, originally born in Vietnam to Chinese parents Julie had an unconventional start to life as h...

  • Julie Williams
    Dec 27, 2018

    In the vein of Until I Say Goodbye: A Book about Living, When Breath Becomes Air, and The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying, The Unwinding of the Miracle is an incredibly personal memoir about death and dying but that is ultimately, triumphantly, about life and living. This ...

    Julie Yip-Williams was just thirty seven years old when she was diagnosed with colon cancer. Married, with two young daughters and with a career in law, she spent five years coming to terms and knowing that eventually her illness would lead to her death. Yes, its the circle of life tha...

    Julie Yip-Williams was only 37 when she was diagnosed with the colon cancer that would eventually kill her. Married, with a burgeoning law career and two young daughters, Yip-Williams spent the next five years coming to terms with what death means. Her goal was to embrace the inevitabl...

    Heartbreaking doesn't begin to describe the emotional territory navigated in this memoir of the life, illness and death of a vibrant young mother stricken with metastatic colon cancer at the age of 37. The miracle of the title refers to the author's survival and good fortune against al...

    Julie was a friend of a friend; I never met her. This is dark and intense. I had to read it in little chunks, so I wouldn?t get overwhelmed. I especially liked her attacks on what she called the ?hope industrial complex.? I so admire her honesty, even when it gets dark and bru...

    I loved this beautiful and compelling memoir of living with and dying from colon cancer. Julie Yip-Williams packed a lot of living into her too-short life. She didn't mince words when writing about the awful stuff of cancer but she also wrote with eyes wide open about life, relationshi...

    Julie Yip-Williams has a very interesting story to tell in the 37 years before her colon cancer diagnosis in 2013 but this story is rarely mentioned as the book concentrates on the tests, treatments, clinical trials, pain and side effects she?s endured from diagnosis to her death in ...

    The story opens with a harrowing statement from Julie Yip-Williams and I was in tears, something that would continue to happen throughout this book. Each chapter an honest account of 5 years of her life and how her moods changed, her hopes and fears for her family and preparing her hus...

    See more of my book reviews on my blog, Literary Flits My Mum died from lung cancer in 2013. The first we knew that she had the disease was the diagnosis of a brain tumour about a year and a half before. Mum was a keen reader, which is no doubt where I get my bookworm tendencies fro...

    The Unwinding of the Miracle is, simply, a beautiful mess. Yip Williams unwinds and rewinds her life experiences as a way to comes to terms with her life and subsequent death. It is repetitive and at times grating, however recollecting and reconciling one's life in the facce of death i...

    I feel bad writing this review as I don?t wish to speak I?ll of the dead, but this memoir was painful for me to get through. While I can appreciate the value it holds for individuals in similar situations, and I?m sure it?s a wonderful gift for her daughters to remember her by,...

    Julie Yip-Williams was a 37-year-old with a successful career as a lawyer, married and the mother of two small daughters when she was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. She was born in View Nam to Chinese parents after the war ended. She was born with congenital cataracts and her gr...

    Julie Yip-Williams should not have been alive at age 37, when she was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. She was born to Chinese parents in Viet Nam, right after the end of the war. She had cataracts that could not be surgically corrected in Viet Nam. Her paternal grandmother sent...

    Thank you, Netgalley, for the opportunity to read this book in exhange for an honest review. Given the subject matter, I feel terrible even writing this review - they say one should never speak unkindly of the dead. That's not what I wish to do here, anyway - I simply want to warn ...

    This book reminded me a lot of When Breath Becomes Air, which is unsurprising given they are both written by authors with terminal cancer diagnoses and published posthumously. What is surprising is how i failed to connect with this book when i did with When Breath Becomes Air. By all a...

    I won an ebook from Goodreads, this did not influence my review. Three and a half stars. Yip-William's memoir is a personal account of the last four years of her life facing a terminal diagnosis due to metastatic colorectal cancer. The book is organized chronologically and at fir...

    I don't weep all the time for books but this one got me. Julie was a lovable character, especially because of her relentless honesty. She reminds me a bit of CZ, a friend of mine who died a few years ago of cancer. I think they would have gotten along well. I enjoyed the emotional pat...

    This is almost too sad- but also too loving- to review. Julie Yip-Williams should not have gotten colon cancer, no she should not have. This woman overcame so much in her life and then was hit with this diagnosis even as she was in a good place with her young family. This is unflinchin...

    I started reading this book with the understanding that it would be published after the author died, but I wasn?t prepared for the emotional journey the book took me on. As I read, I experienced wave after wave of emotions, including sadness, joy, surprise, and frustration. And I con...

    Dear Julie, You don?t know me, but I finished reading your book late last night. You?ve been dead for eleven months. I wonder how you are, if you?ve reached the afterlife you so strongly believe in despite your lack of religiosity. I was reluctant to pick up your book. A p...

    ?I loved it!? What an amazing real-life story, both sad and inspiring. The author writes from her soul, sharing in details only someone who has lived the early life tragedy, followed by accomplished life from nothing to cancer tragedy at a much too young life. As a reader you will ...

    An honest and compelling memoir from a woman who was utterly resilient in the face of tragedy after tragedy faced in her life. Born in Vietnam with only limited site, she narrowly escaped being killed by her grandmother because of her disability (sorry, I cannot even contemplate using ...

    #NetGalley #TheUnwindingOfTheMiracle Publication Date: January 8, 2019 This well-written story chronicles the author's struggles with metastatic colon cancer. Julie Yip-Williams was born in Vietnam to Chinese parents. Because she had extremely poor eyesight, her grandmother instruct...

    More reviews and book-ish content @ Club Book Mobile & Andrea RBK The Unwinding of the Miracle by Julie Yip-Williams was outstanding. This is an emotional read, but worth the journey given the beauty of the writing. This is a memoir (posted posthumously) built around the author'...

    Once upon a time, a blind Vietnamese refugee toddler escaped by boat, languished in a camp in Hong Kong for a year, and then finally made it to the US and had surgery to restore a bit of sight. Through sheer grit she got a full scholarship to Williams College, spent a year in China to ...

    Julie?s life seemed almost like a miracle. Born in postwar Vietnam with congenital cataracts, her grandmother wanted her parents to obtain something? that makes the baby sleep forever? since she thought a blind child would be a useless burden. The herbalist refused, great grandmo...

    The Unwinding of the Miracle is a true story about Julie Yip-Williams innermost feelings during the five years of her illness with colon cancer, which ultimately took her life. At 37-years-old, Julie was a wife, a mother to two young daughters and had a successful career in law. Throug...

    First diagnosed in 2013 with Stage VI colon cancer while on holiday in LA to attend her brother's wedding, The Unwinding of the Miracle chronologically follows's the life of Julie Yip-Williams, originally born in Vietnam to Chinese parents Julie had an unconventional start to life as h...

    The first book I want to give more than 5 stars to! Absolutely amazing exhortation to ?live while you?re living, friends.? Julie Yip- Williams? life was extraordinary from the beginning, when she was born nearly blind from cataracts in war torn Vietnam and her grandmother tried...

    The Unwinding of the Miracle By Julie Yip-Williams I must start by saying that it was the shared author?s surname, almost, that caught my eye when it appeared on Net Galley but after reading the description I discovered that this story is one that I know I will be eager to read...

  • Stephanie Jane (Literary Flits)
    Jan 20, 2019

    In the vein of Until I Say Goodbye: A Book about Living, When Breath Becomes Air, and The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying, The Unwinding of the Miracle is an incredibly personal memoir about death and dying but that is ultimately, triumphantly, about life and living. This ...

    Julie Yip-Williams was just thirty seven years old when she was diagnosed with colon cancer. Married, with two young daughters and with a career in law, she spent five years coming to terms and knowing that eventually her illness would lead to her death. Yes, its the circle of life tha...

    Julie Yip-Williams was only 37 when she was diagnosed with the colon cancer that would eventually kill her. Married, with a burgeoning law career and two young daughters, Yip-Williams spent the next five years coming to terms with what death means. Her goal was to embrace the inevitabl...

    Heartbreaking doesn't begin to describe the emotional territory navigated in this memoir of the life, illness and death of a vibrant young mother stricken with metastatic colon cancer at the age of 37. The miracle of the title refers to the author's survival and good fortune against al...

    Julie was a friend of a friend; I never met her. This is dark and intense. I had to read it in little chunks, so I wouldn?t get overwhelmed. I especially liked her attacks on what she called the ?hope industrial complex.? I so admire her honesty, even when it gets dark and bru...

    I loved this beautiful and compelling memoir of living with and dying from colon cancer. Julie Yip-Williams packed a lot of living into her too-short life. She didn't mince words when writing about the awful stuff of cancer but she also wrote with eyes wide open about life, relationshi...

    Julie Yip-Williams has a very interesting story to tell in the 37 years before her colon cancer diagnosis in 2013 but this story is rarely mentioned as the book concentrates on the tests, treatments, clinical trials, pain and side effects she?s endured from diagnosis to her death in ...

    The story opens with a harrowing statement from Julie Yip-Williams and I was in tears, something that would continue to happen throughout this book. Each chapter an honest account of 5 years of her life and how her moods changed, her hopes and fears for her family and preparing her hus...

    See more of my book reviews on my blog, Literary Flits My Mum died from lung cancer in 2013. The first we knew that she had the disease was the diagnosis of a brain tumour about a year and a half before. Mum was a keen reader, which is no doubt where I get my bookworm tendencies fro...

  • Andrea
    Jan 20, 2019

    In the vein of Until I Say Goodbye: A Book about Living, When Breath Becomes Air, and The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying, The Unwinding of the Miracle is an incredibly personal memoir about death and dying but that is ultimately, triumphantly, about life and living. This ...

    Julie Yip-Williams was just thirty seven years old when she was diagnosed with colon cancer. Married, with two young daughters and with a career in law, she spent five years coming to terms and knowing that eventually her illness would lead to her death. Yes, its the circle of life tha...

    Julie Yip-Williams was only 37 when she was diagnosed with the colon cancer that would eventually kill her. Married, with a burgeoning law career and two young daughters, Yip-Williams spent the next five years coming to terms with what death means. Her goal was to embrace the inevitabl...

    Heartbreaking doesn't begin to describe the emotional territory navigated in this memoir of the life, illness and death of a vibrant young mother stricken with metastatic colon cancer at the age of 37. The miracle of the title refers to the author's survival and good fortune against al...

    Julie was a friend of a friend; I never met her. This is dark and intense. I had to read it in little chunks, so I wouldn?t get overwhelmed. I especially liked her attacks on what she called the ?hope industrial complex.? I so admire her honesty, even when it gets dark and bru...

    I loved this beautiful and compelling memoir of living with and dying from colon cancer. Julie Yip-Williams packed a lot of living into her too-short life. She didn't mince words when writing about the awful stuff of cancer but she also wrote with eyes wide open about life, relationshi...

    Julie Yip-Williams has a very interesting story to tell in the 37 years before her colon cancer diagnosis in 2013 but this story is rarely mentioned as the book concentrates on the tests, treatments, clinical trials, pain and side effects she?s endured from diagnosis to her death in ...

    The story opens with a harrowing statement from Julie Yip-Williams and I was in tears, something that would continue to happen throughout this book. Each chapter an honest account of 5 years of her life and how her moods changed, her hopes and fears for her family and preparing her hus...

    See more of my book reviews on my blog, Literary Flits My Mum died from lung cancer in 2013. The first we knew that she had the disease was the diagnosis of a brain tumour about a year and a half before. Mum was a keen reader, which is no doubt where I get my bookworm tendencies fro...

    The Unwinding of the Miracle is, simply, a beautiful mess. Yip Williams unwinds and rewinds her life experiences as a way to comes to terms with her life and subsequent death. It is repetitive and at times grating, however recollecting and reconciling one's life in the facce of death i...

    I feel bad writing this review as I don?t wish to speak I?ll of the dead, but this memoir was painful for me to get through. While I can appreciate the value it holds for individuals in similar situations, and I?m sure it?s a wonderful gift for her daughters to remember her by,...

    Julie Yip-Williams was a 37-year-old with a successful career as a lawyer, married and the mother of two small daughters when she was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. She was born in View Nam to Chinese parents after the war ended. She was born with congenital cataracts and her gr...

    Julie Yip-Williams should not have been alive at age 37, when she was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. She was born to Chinese parents in Viet Nam, right after the end of the war. She had cataracts that could not be surgically corrected in Viet Nam. Her paternal grandmother sent...

    Thank you, Netgalley, for the opportunity to read this book in exhange for an honest review. Given the subject matter, I feel terrible even writing this review - they say one should never speak unkindly of the dead. That's not what I wish to do here, anyway - I simply want to warn ...

    This book reminded me a lot of When Breath Becomes Air, which is unsurprising given they are both written by authors with terminal cancer diagnoses and published posthumously. What is surprising is how i failed to connect with this book when i did with When Breath Becomes Air. By all a...

    I won an ebook from Goodreads, this did not influence my review. Three and a half stars. Yip-William's memoir is a personal account of the last four years of her life facing a terminal diagnosis due to metastatic colorectal cancer. The book is organized chronologically and at fir...

    I don't weep all the time for books but this one got me. Julie was a lovable character, especially because of her relentless honesty. She reminds me a bit of CZ, a friend of mine who died a few years ago of cancer. I think they would have gotten along well. I enjoyed the emotional pat...

    This is almost too sad- but also too loving- to review. Julie Yip-Williams should not have gotten colon cancer, no she should not have. This woman overcame so much in her life and then was hit with this diagnosis even as she was in a good place with her young family. This is unflinchin...

    I started reading this book with the understanding that it would be published after the author died, but I wasn?t prepared for the emotional journey the book took me on. As I read, I experienced wave after wave of emotions, including sadness, joy, surprise, and frustration. And I con...

    Dear Julie, You don?t know me, but I finished reading your book late last night. You?ve been dead for eleven months. I wonder how you are, if you?ve reached the afterlife you so strongly believe in despite your lack of religiosity. I was reluctant to pick up your book. A p...

    ?I loved it!? What an amazing real-life story, both sad and inspiring. The author writes from her soul, sharing in details only someone who has lived the early life tragedy, followed by accomplished life from nothing to cancer tragedy at a much too young life. As a reader you will ...

    An honest and compelling memoir from a woman who was utterly resilient in the face of tragedy after tragedy faced in her life. Born in Vietnam with only limited site, she narrowly escaped being killed by her grandmother because of her disability (sorry, I cannot even contemplate using ...

    #NetGalley #TheUnwindingOfTheMiracle Publication Date: January 8, 2019 This well-written story chronicles the author's struggles with metastatic colon cancer. Julie Yip-Williams was born in Vietnam to Chinese parents. Because she had extremely poor eyesight, her grandmother instruct...

    More reviews and book-ish content @ Club Book Mobile & Andrea RBK The Unwinding of the Miracle by Julie Yip-Williams was outstanding. This is an emotional read, but worth the journey given the beauty of the writing. This is a memoir (posted posthumously) built around the author'...

  • Debbie Smith
    Dec 12, 2018

    In the vein of Until I Say Goodbye: A Book about Living, When Breath Becomes Air, and The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying, The Unwinding of the Miracle is an incredibly personal memoir about death and dying but that is ultimately, triumphantly, about life and living. This ...

    Julie Yip-Williams was just thirty seven years old when she was diagnosed with colon cancer. Married, with two young daughters and with a career in law, she spent five years coming to terms and knowing that eventually her illness would lead to her death. Yes, its the circle of life tha...

    Julie Yip-Williams was only 37 when she was diagnosed with the colon cancer that would eventually kill her. Married, with a burgeoning law career and two young daughters, Yip-Williams spent the next five years coming to terms with what death means. Her goal was to embrace the inevitabl...

    Heartbreaking doesn't begin to describe the emotional territory navigated in this memoir of the life, illness and death of a vibrant young mother stricken with metastatic colon cancer at the age of 37. The miracle of the title refers to the author's survival and good fortune against al...

    Julie was a friend of a friend; I never met her. This is dark and intense. I had to read it in little chunks, so I wouldn?t get overwhelmed. I especially liked her attacks on what she called the ?hope industrial complex.? I so admire her honesty, even when it gets dark and bru...

    I loved this beautiful and compelling memoir of living with and dying from colon cancer. Julie Yip-Williams packed a lot of living into her too-short life. She didn't mince words when writing about the awful stuff of cancer but she also wrote with eyes wide open about life, relationshi...

    Julie Yip-Williams has a very interesting story to tell in the 37 years before her colon cancer diagnosis in 2013 but this story is rarely mentioned as the book concentrates on the tests, treatments, clinical trials, pain and side effects she?s endured from diagnosis to her death in ...

    The story opens with a harrowing statement from Julie Yip-Williams and I was in tears, something that would continue to happen throughout this book. Each chapter an honest account of 5 years of her life and how her moods changed, her hopes and fears for her family and preparing her hus...

    See more of my book reviews on my blog, Literary Flits My Mum died from lung cancer in 2013. The first we knew that she had the disease was the diagnosis of a brain tumour about a year and a half before. Mum was a keen reader, which is no doubt where I get my bookworm tendencies fro...

    The Unwinding of the Miracle is, simply, a beautiful mess. Yip Williams unwinds and rewinds her life experiences as a way to comes to terms with her life and subsequent death. It is repetitive and at times grating, however recollecting and reconciling one's life in the facce of death i...

    I feel bad writing this review as I don?t wish to speak I?ll of the dead, but this memoir was painful for me to get through. While I can appreciate the value it holds for individuals in similar situations, and I?m sure it?s a wonderful gift for her daughters to remember her by,...

    Julie Yip-Williams was a 37-year-old with a successful career as a lawyer, married and the mother of two small daughters when she was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. She was born in View Nam to Chinese parents after the war ended. She was born with congenital cataracts and her gr...

    Julie Yip-Williams should not have been alive at age 37, when she was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. She was born to Chinese parents in Viet Nam, right after the end of the war. She had cataracts that could not be surgically corrected in Viet Nam. Her paternal grandmother sent...

    Thank you, Netgalley, for the opportunity to read this book in exhange for an honest review. Given the subject matter, I feel terrible even writing this review - they say one should never speak unkindly of the dead. That's not what I wish to do here, anyway - I simply want to warn ...

    This book reminded me a lot of When Breath Becomes Air, which is unsurprising given they are both written by authors with terminal cancer diagnoses and published posthumously. What is surprising is how i failed to connect with this book when i did with When Breath Becomes Air. By all a...

    I won an ebook from Goodreads, this did not influence my review. Three and a half stars. Yip-William's memoir is a personal account of the last four years of her life facing a terminal diagnosis due to metastatic colorectal cancer. The book is organized chronologically and at fir...

    I don't weep all the time for books but this one got me. Julie was a lovable character, especially because of her relentless honesty. She reminds me a bit of CZ, a friend of mine who died a few years ago of cancer. I think they would have gotten along well. I enjoyed the emotional pat...

    This is almost too sad- but also too loving- to review. Julie Yip-Williams should not have gotten colon cancer, no she should not have. This woman overcame so much in her life and then was hit with this diagnosis even as she was in a good place with her young family. This is unflinchin...

    I started reading this book with the understanding that it would be published after the author died, but I wasn?t prepared for the emotional journey the book took me on. As I read, I experienced wave after wave of emotions, including sadness, joy, surprise, and frustration. And I con...

    Dear Julie, You don?t know me, but I finished reading your book late last night. You?ve been dead for eleven months. I wonder how you are, if you?ve reached the afterlife you so strongly believe in despite your lack of religiosity. I was reluctant to pick up your book. A p...

    ?I loved it!? What an amazing real-life story, both sad and inspiring. The author writes from her soul, sharing in details only someone who has lived the early life tragedy, followed by accomplished life from nothing to cancer tragedy at a much too young life. As a reader you will ...

    An honest and compelling memoir from a woman who was utterly resilient in the face of tragedy after tragedy faced in her life. Born in Vietnam with only limited site, she narrowly escaped being killed by her grandmother because of her disability (sorry, I cannot even contemplate using ...

    #NetGalley #TheUnwindingOfTheMiracle Publication Date: January 8, 2019 This well-written story chronicles the author's struggles with metastatic colon cancer. Julie Yip-Williams was born in Vietnam to Chinese parents. Because she had extremely poor eyesight, her grandmother instruct...

  • Susan Hampson
    Feb 04, 2019

    In the vein of Until I Say Goodbye: A Book about Living, When Breath Becomes Air, and The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying, The Unwinding of the Miracle is an incredibly personal memoir about death and dying but that is ultimately, triumphantly, about life and living. This ...

    Julie Yip-Williams was just thirty seven years old when she was diagnosed with colon cancer. Married, with two young daughters and with a career in law, she spent five years coming to terms and knowing that eventually her illness would lead to her death. Yes, its the circle of life tha...

    Julie Yip-Williams was only 37 when she was diagnosed with the colon cancer that would eventually kill her. Married, with a burgeoning law career and two young daughters, Yip-Williams spent the next five years coming to terms with what death means. Her goal was to embrace the inevitabl...

    Heartbreaking doesn't begin to describe the emotional territory navigated in this memoir of the life, illness and death of a vibrant young mother stricken with metastatic colon cancer at the age of 37. The miracle of the title refers to the author's survival and good fortune against al...

    Julie was a friend of a friend; I never met her. This is dark and intense. I had to read it in little chunks, so I wouldn?t get overwhelmed. I especially liked her attacks on what she called the ?hope industrial complex.? I so admire her honesty, even when it gets dark and bru...

    I loved this beautiful and compelling memoir of living with and dying from colon cancer. Julie Yip-Williams packed a lot of living into her too-short life. She didn't mince words when writing about the awful stuff of cancer but she also wrote with eyes wide open about life, relationshi...

    Julie Yip-Williams has a very interesting story to tell in the 37 years before her colon cancer diagnosis in 2013 but this story is rarely mentioned as the book concentrates on the tests, treatments, clinical trials, pain and side effects she?s endured from diagnosis to her death in ...

    The story opens with a harrowing statement from Julie Yip-Williams and I was in tears, something that would continue to happen throughout this book. Each chapter an honest account of 5 years of her life and how her moods changed, her hopes and fears for her family and preparing her hus...

  • Books on Stereo
    Feb 16, 2019

    In the vein of Until I Say Goodbye: A Book about Living, When Breath Becomes Air, and The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying, The Unwinding of the Miracle is an incredibly personal memoir about death and dying but that is ultimately, triumphantly, about life and living. This ...

    Julie Yip-Williams was just thirty seven years old when she was diagnosed with colon cancer. Married, with two young daughters and with a career in law, she spent five years coming to terms and knowing that eventually her illness would lead to her death. Yes, its the circle of life tha...

    Julie Yip-Williams was only 37 when she was diagnosed with the colon cancer that would eventually kill her. Married, with a burgeoning law career and two young daughters, Yip-Williams spent the next five years coming to terms with what death means. Her goal was to embrace the inevitabl...

    Heartbreaking doesn't begin to describe the emotional territory navigated in this memoir of the life, illness and death of a vibrant young mother stricken with metastatic colon cancer at the age of 37. The miracle of the title refers to the author's survival and good fortune against al...

    Julie was a friend of a friend; I never met her. This is dark and intense. I had to read it in little chunks, so I wouldn?t get overwhelmed. I especially liked her attacks on what she called the ?hope industrial complex.? I so admire her honesty, even when it gets dark and bru...

    I loved this beautiful and compelling memoir of living with and dying from colon cancer. Julie Yip-Williams packed a lot of living into her too-short life. She didn't mince words when writing about the awful stuff of cancer but she also wrote with eyes wide open about life, relationshi...

    Julie Yip-Williams has a very interesting story to tell in the 37 years before her colon cancer diagnosis in 2013 but this story is rarely mentioned as the book concentrates on the tests, treatments, clinical trials, pain and side effects she?s endured from diagnosis to her death in ...

    The story opens with a harrowing statement from Julie Yip-Williams and I was in tears, something that would continue to happen throughout this book. Each chapter an honest account of 5 years of her life and how her moods changed, her hopes and fears for her family and preparing her hus...

    See more of my book reviews on my blog, Literary Flits My Mum died from lung cancer in 2013. The first we knew that she had the disease was the diagnosis of a brain tumour about a year and a half before. Mum was a keen reader, which is no doubt where I get my bookworm tendencies fro...

    The Unwinding of the Miracle is, simply, a beautiful mess. Yip Williams unwinds and rewinds her life experiences as a way to comes to terms with her life and subsequent death. It is repetitive and at times grating, however recollecting and reconciling one's life in the facce of death i...

  • Louise Wilson
    Jan 25, 2019

    In the vein of Until I Say Goodbye: A Book about Living, When Breath Becomes Air, and The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying, The Unwinding of the Miracle is an incredibly personal memoir about death and dying but that is ultimately, triumphantly, about life and living. This ...

    Julie Yip-Williams was just thirty seven years old when she was diagnosed with colon cancer. Married, with two young daughters and with a career in law, she spent five years coming to terms and knowing that eventually her illness would lead to her death. Yes, its the circle of life tha...

  • Val Robson
    Feb 05, 2019

    In the vein of Until I Say Goodbye: A Book about Living, When Breath Becomes Air, and The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying, The Unwinding of the Miracle is an incredibly personal memoir about death and dying but that is ultimately, triumphantly, about life and living. This ...

    Julie Yip-Williams was just thirty seven years old when she was diagnosed with colon cancer. Married, with two young daughters and with a career in law, she spent five years coming to terms and knowing that eventually her illness would lead to her death. Yes, its the circle of life tha...

    Julie Yip-Williams was only 37 when she was diagnosed with the colon cancer that would eventually kill her. Married, with a burgeoning law career and two young daughters, Yip-Williams spent the next five years coming to terms with what death means. Her goal was to embrace the inevitabl...

    Heartbreaking doesn't begin to describe the emotional territory navigated in this memoir of the life, illness and death of a vibrant young mother stricken with metastatic colon cancer at the age of 37. The miracle of the title refers to the author's survival and good fortune against al...

    Julie was a friend of a friend; I never met her. This is dark and intense. I had to read it in little chunks, so I wouldn?t get overwhelmed. I especially liked her attacks on what she called the ?hope industrial complex.? I so admire her honesty, even when it gets dark and bru...

    I loved this beautiful and compelling memoir of living with and dying from colon cancer. Julie Yip-Williams packed a lot of living into her too-short life. She didn't mince words when writing about the awful stuff of cancer but she also wrote with eyes wide open about life, relationshi...

    Julie Yip-Williams has a very interesting story to tell in the 37 years before her colon cancer diagnosis in 2013 but this story is rarely mentioned as the book concentrates on the tests, treatments, clinical trials, pain and side effects she?s endured from diagnosis to her death in ...

  • Annabel Pizzata
    Dec 25, 2018

    In the vein of Until I Say Goodbye: A Book about Living, When Breath Becomes Air, and The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying, The Unwinding of the Miracle is an incredibly personal memoir about death and dying but that is ultimately, triumphantly, about life and living. This ...

    Julie Yip-Williams was just thirty seven years old when she was diagnosed with colon cancer. Married, with two young daughters and with a career in law, she spent five years coming to terms and knowing that eventually her illness would lead to her death. Yes, its the circle of life tha...

    Julie Yip-Williams was only 37 when she was diagnosed with the colon cancer that would eventually kill her. Married, with a burgeoning law career and two young daughters, Yip-Williams spent the next five years coming to terms with what death means. Her goal was to embrace the inevitabl...

    Heartbreaking doesn't begin to describe the emotional territory navigated in this memoir of the life, illness and death of a vibrant young mother stricken with metastatic colon cancer at the age of 37. The miracle of the title refers to the author's survival and good fortune against al...

    Julie was a friend of a friend; I never met her. This is dark and intense. I had to read it in little chunks, so I wouldn?t get overwhelmed. I especially liked her attacks on what she called the ?hope industrial complex.? I so admire her honesty, even when it gets dark and bru...

    I loved this beautiful and compelling memoir of living with and dying from colon cancer. Julie Yip-Williams packed a lot of living into her too-short life. She didn't mince words when writing about the awful stuff of cancer but she also wrote with eyes wide open about life, relationshi...

    Julie Yip-Williams has a very interesting story to tell in the 37 years before her colon cancer diagnosis in 2013 but this story is rarely mentioned as the book concentrates on the tests, treatments, clinical trials, pain and side effects she?s endured from diagnosis to her death in ...

    The story opens with a harrowing statement from Julie Yip-Williams and I was in tears, something that would continue to happen throughout this book. Each chapter an honest account of 5 years of her life and how her moods changed, her hopes and fears for her family and preparing her hus...

    See more of my book reviews on my blog, Literary Flits My Mum died from lung cancer in 2013. The first we knew that she had the disease was the diagnosis of a brain tumour about a year and a half before. Mum was a keen reader, which is no doubt where I get my bookworm tendencies fro...

    The Unwinding of the Miracle is, simply, a beautiful mess. Yip Williams unwinds and rewinds her life experiences as a way to comes to terms with her life and subsequent death. It is repetitive and at times grating, however recollecting and reconciling one's life in the facce of death i...

    I feel bad writing this review as I don?t wish to speak I?ll of the dead, but this memoir was painful for me to get through. While I can appreciate the value it holds for individuals in similar situations, and I?m sure it?s a wonderful gift for her daughters to remember her by,...

    Julie Yip-Williams was a 37-year-old with a successful career as a lawyer, married and the mother of two small daughters when she was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. She was born in View Nam to Chinese parents after the war ended. She was born with congenital cataracts and her gr...

    Julie Yip-Williams should not have been alive at age 37, when she was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. She was born to Chinese parents in Viet Nam, right after the end of the war. She had cataracts that could not be surgically corrected in Viet Nam. Her paternal grandmother sent...

    Thank you, Netgalley, for the opportunity to read this book in exhange for an honest review. Given the subject matter, I feel terrible even writing this review - they say one should never speak unkindly of the dead. That's not what I wish to do here, anyway - I simply want to warn ...

    This book reminded me a lot of When Breath Becomes Air, which is unsurprising given they are both written by authors with terminal cancer diagnoses and published posthumously. What is surprising is how i failed to connect with this book when i did with When Breath Becomes Air. By all a...

  • Kelsey
    Jan 31, 2019

    In the vein of Until I Say Goodbye: A Book about Living, When Breath Becomes Air, and The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying, The Unwinding of the Miracle is an incredibly personal memoir about death and dying but that is ultimately, triumphantly, about life and living. This ...

    Julie Yip-Williams was just thirty seven years old when she was diagnosed with colon cancer. Married, with two young daughters and with a career in law, she spent five years coming to terms and knowing that eventually her illness would lead to her death. Yes, its the circle of life tha...

    Julie Yip-Williams was only 37 when she was diagnosed with the colon cancer that would eventually kill her. Married, with a burgeoning law career and two young daughters, Yip-Williams spent the next five years coming to terms with what death means. Her goal was to embrace the inevitabl...

    Heartbreaking doesn't begin to describe the emotional territory navigated in this memoir of the life, illness and death of a vibrant young mother stricken with metastatic colon cancer at the age of 37. The miracle of the title refers to the author's survival and good fortune against al...

    Julie was a friend of a friend; I never met her. This is dark and intense. I had to read it in little chunks, so I wouldn?t get overwhelmed. I especially liked her attacks on what she called the ?hope industrial complex.? I so admire her honesty, even when it gets dark and bru...

    I loved this beautiful and compelling memoir of living with and dying from colon cancer. Julie Yip-Williams packed a lot of living into her too-short life. She didn't mince words when writing about the awful stuff of cancer but she also wrote with eyes wide open about life, relationshi...

    Julie Yip-Williams has a very interesting story to tell in the 37 years before her colon cancer diagnosis in 2013 but this story is rarely mentioned as the book concentrates on the tests, treatments, clinical trials, pain and side effects she?s endured from diagnosis to her death in ...

    The story opens with a harrowing statement from Julie Yip-Williams and I was in tears, something that would continue to happen throughout this book. Each chapter an honest account of 5 years of her life and how her moods changed, her hopes and fears for her family and preparing her hus...

    See more of my book reviews on my blog, Literary Flits My Mum died from lung cancer in 2013. The first we knew that she had the disease was the diagnosis of a brain tumour about a year and a half before. Mum was a keen reader, which is no doubt where I get my bookworm tendencies fro...

    The Unwinding of the Miracle is, simply, a beautiful mess. Yip Williams unwinds and rewinds her life experiences as a way to comes to terms with her life and subsequent death. It is repetitive and at times grating, however recollecting and reconciling one's life in the facce of death i...

    I feel bad writing this review as I don?t wish to speak I?ll of the dead, but this memoir was painful for me to get through. While I can appreciate the value it holds for individuals in similar situations, and I?m sure it?s a wonderful gift for her daughters to remember her by,...

    Julie Yip-Williams was a 37-year-old with a successful career as a lawyer, married and the mother of two small daughters when she was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. She was born in View Nam to Chinese parents after the war ended. She was born with congenital cataracts and her gr...

    Julie Yip-Williams should not have been alive at age 37, when she was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. She was born to Chinese parents in Viet Nam, right after the end of the war. She had cataracts that could not be surgically corrected in Viet Nam. Her paternal grandmother sent...

    Thank you, Netgalley, for the opportunity to read this book in exhange for an honest review. Given the subject matter, I feel terrible even writing this review - they say one should never speak unkindly of the dead. That's not what I wish to do here, anyway - I simply want to warn ...

    This book reminded me a lot of When Breath Becomes Air, which is unsurprising given they are both written by authors with terminal cancer diagnoses and published posthumously. What is surprising is how i failed to connect with this book when i did with When Breath Becomes Air. By all a...

    I won an ebook from Goodreads, this did not influence my review. Three and a half stars. Yip-William's memoir is a personal account of the last four years of her life facing a terminal diagnosis due to metastatic colorectal cancer. The book is organized chronologically and at fir...

    I don't weep all the time for books but this one got me. Julie was a lovable character, especially because of her relentless honesty. She reminds me a bit of CZ, a friend of mine who died a few years ago of cancer. I think they would have gotten along well. I enjoyed the emotional pat...

    This is almost too sad- but also too loving- to review. Julie Yip-Williams should not have gotten colon cancer, no she should not have. This woman overcame so much in her life and then was hit with this diagnosis even as she was in a good place with her young family. This is unflinchin...

    I started reading this book with the understanding that it would be published after the author died, but I wasn?t prepared for the emotional journey the book took me on. As I read, I experienced wave after wave of emotions, including sadness, joy, surprise, and frustration. And I con...

    Dear Julie, You don?t know me, but I finished reading your book late last night. You?ve been dead for eleven months. I wonder how you are, if you?ve reached the afterlife you so strongly believe in despite your lack of religiosity. I was reluctant to pick up your book. A p...

    ?I loved it!? What an amazing real-life story, both sad and inspiring. The author writes from her soul, sharing in details only someone who has lived the early life tragedy, followed by accomplished life from nothing to cancer tragedy at a much too young life. As a reader you will ...

    An honest and compelling memoir from a woman who was utterly resilient in the face of tragedy after tragedy faced in her life. Born in Vietnam with only limited site, she narrowly escaped being killed by her grandmother because of her disability (sorry, I cannot even contemplate using ...

    #NetGalley #TheUnwindingOfTheMiracle Publication Date: January 8, 2019 This well-written story chronicles the author's struggles with metastatic colon cancer. Julie Yip-Williams was born in Vietnam to Chinese parents. Because she had extremely poor eyesight, her grandmother instruct...

    More reviews and book-ish content @ Club Book Mobile & Andrea RBK The Unwinding of the Miracle by Julie Yip-Williams was outstanding. This is an emotional read, but worth the journey given the beauty of the writing. This is a memoir (posted posthumously) built around the author'...

    Once upon a time, a blind Vietnamese refugee toddler escaped by boat, languished in a camp in Hong Kong for a year, and then finally made it to the US and had surgery to restore a bit of sight. Through sheer grit she got a full scholarship to Williams College, spent a year in China to ...

    Julie?s life seemed almost like a miracle. Born in postwar Vietnam with congenital cataracts, her grandmother wanted her parents to obtain something? that makes the baby sleep forever? since she thought a blind child would be a useless burden. The herbalist refused, great grandmo...

    The Unwinding of the Miracle is a true story about Julie Yip-Williams innermost feelings during the five years of her illness with colon cancer, which ultimately took her life. At 37-years-old, Julie was a wife, a mother to two young daughters and had a successful career in law. Throug...

  • Jim Gleason
    Nov 15, 2018

    In the vein of Until I Say Goodbye: A Book about Living, When Breath Becomes Air, and The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying, The Unwinding of the Miracle is an incredibly personal memoir about death and dying but that is ultimately, triumphantly, about life and living. This ...

    Julie Yip-Williams was just thirty seven years old when she was diagnosed with colon cancer. Married, with two young daughters and with a career in law, she spent five years coming to terms and knowing that eventually her illness would lead to her death. Yes, its the circle of life tha...

    Julie Yip-Williams was only 37 when she was diagnosed with the colon cancer that would eventually kill her. Married, with a burgeoning law career and two young daughters, Yip-Williams spent the next five years coming to terms with what death means. Her goal was to embrace the inevitabl...

    Heartbreaking doesn't begin to describe the emotional territory navigated in this memoir of the life, illness and death of a vibrant young mother stricken with metastatic colon cancer at the age of 37. The miracle of the title refers to the author's survival and good fortune against al...

    Julie was a friend of a friend; I never met her. This is dark and intense. I had to read it in little chunks, so I wouldn?t get overwhelmed. I especially liked her attacks on what she called the ?hope industrial complex.? I so admire her honesty, even when it gets dark and bru...

    I loved this beautiful and compelling memoir of living with and dying from colon cancer. Julie Yip-Williams packed a lot of living into her too-short life. She didn't mince words when writing about the awful stuff of cancer but she also wrote with eyes wide open about life, relationshi...

    Julie Yip-Williams has a very interesting story to tell in the 37 years before her colon cancer diagnosis in 2013 but this story is rarely mentioned as the book concentrates on the tests, treatments, clinical trials, pain and side effects she?s endured from diagnosis to her death in ...

    The story opens with a harrowing statement from Julie Yip-Williams and I was in tears, something that would continue to happen throughout this book. Each chapter an honest account of 5 years of her life and how her moods changed, her hopes and fears for her family and preparing her hus...

    See more of my book reviews on my blog, Literary Flits My Mum died from lung cancer in 2013. The first we knew that she had the disease was the diagnosis of a brain tumour about a year and a half before. Mum was a keen reader, which is no doubt where I get my bookworm tendencies fro...

    The Unwinding of the Miracle is, simply, a beautiful mess. Yip Williams unwinds and rewinds her life experiences as a way to comes to terms with her life and subsequent death. It is repetitive and at times grating, however recollecting and reconciling one's life in the facce of death i...

    I feel bad writing this review as I don?t wish to speak I?ll of the dead, but this memoir was painful for me to get through. While I can appreciate the value it holds for individuals in similar situations, and I?m sure it?s a wonderful gift for her daughters to remember her by,...

    Julie Yip-Williams was a 37-year-old with a successful career as a lawyer, married and the mother of two small daughters when she was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. She was born in View Nam to Chinese parents after the war ended. She was born with congenital cataracts and her gr...

    Julie Yip-Williams should not have been alive at age 37, when she was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. She was born to Chinese parents in Viet Nam, right after the end of the war. She had cataracts that could not be surgically corrected in Viet Nam. Her paternal grandmother sent...

    Thank you, Netgalley, for the opportunity to read this book in exhange for an honest review. Given the subject matter, I feel terrible even writing this review - they say one should never speak unkindly of the dead. That's not what I wish to do here, anyway - I simply want to warn ...

    This book reminded me a lot of When Breath Becomes Air, which is unsurprising given they are both written by authors with terminal cancer diagnoses and published posthumously. What is surprising is how i failed to connect with this book when i did with When Breath Becomes Air. By all a...

    I won an ebook from Goodreads, this did not influence my review. Three and a half stars. Yip-William's memoir is a personal account of the last four years of her life facing a terminal diagnosis due to metastatic colorectal cancer. The book is organized chronologically and at fir...

    I don't weep all the time for books but this one got me. Julie was a lovable character, especially because of her relentless honesty. She reminds me a bit of CZ, a friend of mine who died a few years ago of cancer. I think they would have gotten along well. I enjoyed the emotional pat...

    This is almost too sad- but also too loving- to review. Julie Yip-Williams should not have gotten colon cancer, no she should not have. This woman overcame so much in her life and then was hit with this diagnosis even as she was in a good place with her young family. This is unflinchin...

    I started reading this book with the understanding that it would be published after the author died, but I wasn?t prepared for the emotional journey the book took me on. As I read, I experienced wave after wave of emotions, including sadness, joy, surprise, and frustration. And I con...

    Dear Julie, You don?t know me, but I finished reading your book late last night. You?ve been dead for eleven months. I wonder how you are, if you?ve reached the afterlife you so strongly believe in despite your lack of religiosity. I was reluctant to pick up your book. A p...

    ?I loved it!? What an amazing real-life story, both sad and inspiring. The author writes from her soul, sharing in details only someone who has lived the early life tragedy, followed by accomplished life from nothing to cancer tragedy at a much too young life. As a reader you will ...

  • Kate Ashton
    Feb 13, 2019

    In the vein of Until I Say Goodbye: A Book about Living, When Breath Becomes Air, and The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying, The Unwinding of the Miracle is an incredibly personal memoir about death and dying but that is ultimately, triumphantly, about life and living. This ...

    Julie Yip-Williams was just thirty seven years old when she was diagnosed with colon cancer. Married, with two young daughters and with a career in law, she spent five years coming to terms and knowing that eventually her illness would lead to her death. Yes, its the circle of life tha...

    Julie Yip-Williams was only 37 when she was diagnosed with the colon cancer that would eventually kill her. Married, with a burgeoning law career and two young daughters, Yip-Williams spent the next five years coming to terms with what death means. Her goal was to embrace the inevitabl...

    Heartbreaking doesn't begin to describe the emotional territory navigated in this memoir of the life, illness and death of a vibrant young mother stricken with metastatic colon cancer at the age of 37. The miracle of the title refers to the author's survival and good fortune against al...

    Julie was a friend of a friend; I never met her. This is dark and intense. I had to read it in little chunks, so I wouldn?t get overwhelmed. I especially liked her attacks on what she called the ?hope industrial complex.? I so admire her honesty, even when it gets dark and bru...

    I loved this beautiful and compelling memoir of living with and dying from colon cancer. Julie Yip-Williams packed a lot of living into her too-short life. She didn't mince words when writing about the awful stuff of cancer but she also wrote with eyes wide open about life, relationshi...

    Julie Yip-Williams has a very interesting story to tell in the 37 years before her colon cancer diagnosis in 2013 but this story is rarely mentioned as the book concentrates on the tests, treatments, clinical trials, pain and side effects she?s endured from diagnosis to her death in ...

    The story opens with a harrowing statement from Julie Yip-Williams and I was in tears, something that would continue to happen throughout this book. Each chapter an honest account of 5 years of her life and how her moods changed, her hopes and fears for her family and preparing her hus...

    See more of my book reviews on my blog, Literary Flits My Mum died from lung cancer in 2013. The first we knew that she had the disease was the diagnosis of a brain tumour about a year and a half before. Mum was a keen reader, which is no doubt where I get my bookworm tendencies fro...

    The Unwinding of the Miracle is, simply, a beautiful mess. Yip Williams unwinds and rewinds her life experiences as a way to comes to terms with her life and subsequent death. It is repetitive and at times grating, however recollecting and reconciling one's life in the facce of death i...

    I feel bad writing this review as I don?t wish to speak I?ll of the dead, but this memoir was painful for me to get through. While I can appreciate the value it holds for individuals in similar situations, and I?m sure it?s a wonderful gift for her daughters to remember her by,...

    Julie Yip-Williams was a 37-year-old with a successful career as a lawyer, married and the mother of two small daughters when she was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. She was born in View Nam to Chinese parents after the war ended. She was born with congenital cataracts and her gr...

    Julie Yip-Williams should not have been alive at age 37, when she was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. She was born to Chinese parents in Viet Nam, right after the end of the war. She had cataracts that could not be surgically corrected in Viet Nam. Her paternal grandmother sent...

    Thank you, Netgalley, for the opportunity to read this book in exhange for an honest review. Given the subject matter, I feel terrible even writing this review - they say one should never speak unkindly of the dead. That's not what I wish to do here, anyway - I simply want to warn ...

    This book reminded me a lot of When Breath Becomes Air, which is unsurprising given they are both written by authors with terminal cancer diagnoses and published posthumously. What is surprising is how i failed to connect with this book when i did with When Breath Becomes Air. By all a...

    I won an ebook from Goodreads, this did not influence my review. Three and a half stars. Yip-William's memoir is a personal account of the last four years of her life facing a terminal diagnosis due to metastatic colorectal cancer. The book is organized chronologically and at fir...

    I don't weep all the time for books but this one got me. Julie was a lovable character, especially because of her relentless honesty. She reminds me a bit of CZ, a friend of mine who died a few years ago of cancer. I think they would have gotten along well. I enjoyed the emotional pat...

    This is almost too sad- but also too loving- to review. Julie Yip-Williams should not have gotten colon cancer, no she should not have. This woman overcame so much in her life and then was hit with this diagnosis even as she was in a good place with her young family. This is unflinchin...

    I started reading this book with the understanding that it would be published after the author died, but I wasn?t prepared for the emotional journey the book took me on. As I read, I experienced wave after wave of emotions, including sadness, joy, surprise, and frustration. And I con...

    Dear Julie, You don?t know me, but I finished reading your book late last night. You?ve been dead for eleven months. I wonder how you are, if you?ve reached the afterlife you so strongly believe in despite your lack of religiosity. I was reluctant to pick up your book. A p...

    ?I loved it!? What an amazing real-life story, both sad and inspiring. The author writes from her soul, sharing in details only someone who has lived the early life tragedy, followed by accomplished life from nothing to cancer tragedy at a much too young life. As a reader you will ...

    An honest and compelling memoir from a woman who was utterly resilient in the face of tragedy after tragedy faced in her life. Born in Vietnam with only limited site, she narrowly escaped being killed by her grandmother because of her disability (sorry, I cannot even contemplate using ...