Lulu in the Sky

Lulu in the Sky

A Daughter of Cambodia Finds Love, Healing, and Double Happiness

Book - 2012
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Follows the author as she, while in college, struggles daily with darkness, anger, and depression and takes her first tentative steps into love, activism, and marriage after meeting a man who embodies American optimism.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Perennial, c2012.
ISBN: 9780062091918
Characteristics: xii, 330, 14 p. :,ill. ;,21 cm.


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May 10, 2014

I read the first two books by this author which tell of her horrific years of her childhood under the Khymer Rouge rule in Cambodia from ages 5 to 10. It is an extremely raw but powerful book towl from the eyes of the child she was at that time. The second book tells of her leaving for the US with her oldest brother as a refugee and parallel the life of her sister Chou who remained in Cambodia.

I was hesitant to read this book at first, thinking that it would just tell of a young girl, trying to forget the past and live in the US, but I was wrong. He tells of her struggle to life in the US, with her strong memories of the past haunting her. It tells of friendships, nightmares, and the way she finally put much of them to rest by writing her story. It tells of the strength she gained from her family in Cambodia (siblings, grandmothers, nieces, nephews, etc), and the man who became her husband, and finding her vocation in dealing with UXOS. It is a powerful book and I strongly recommend it.

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