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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman

This book explores the clash between a small county hospital in California and a refugee family from Laos over the care of Lia Lee, a Hmong child diagnosed with severe epilepsy. Lia's parents and her doctors both wanted what was best for Lia, but the lack of understanding between them led to tragedy. Published in 1998, it is a winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest, and the Salon Book Award.


Earlier Event: September 19
Grand Rapids Panera Fundraiser
Later Event: November 14
Grand Rapids Pride Center Hours