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Finding Chika signed by Mitch Albom

Finding Chika signed by Mitch Albom

  • From our Biographies & Memoirs category:

    Finding Chika: a little girl, an earthquake, and the making of a family   by Mitch Albom

    NEW hardcover, with dust jacket.  Signed by the author on the half-title page.   Published by HarperCollins 2019.   


    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Tuesdays With Morrie comes Mitch Albom’s most personal story to date: an intimate and heartwarming memoir about what it means to be a family and the young Haitian orphan whose short life would forever change his heart. 

    Chika Jeune was born three days before the devastating earthquake that decimated Haiti in 2010.  She spent her infancy in a landscape of extreme poverty, and when her mother died giving birth to a baby brother, Chika was brought to The Have Faith Haiti Orphanage that Albom operates in Port Au Prince.

    With no children of their own, the forty-plus children who live, play, and go to school at the orphanage have become family to Mitch and his wife, Janine.  Chika’s arrival makes a quick impression.  Brave and self-assured, even as a three-year-old, she delights the other kids and teachers. But at age five, Chika is suddenly diagnosed with something a doctor there says, “No one in Haiti can help you with.”

    Mitch and Janine bring Chika to Detroit, hopeful that American medical care can soon return her to her homeland. Instead, Chika becomes a permanent part of their household, and their lives, as they embark on a two-year, around-the-world journey to find a cure. 

    Told in hindsight, and through illuminating conversations with Chika herself, this is Albom at his most poignant and vulnerable.  Finding Chika is a celebration of a girl, her adoptive guardians, and the incredible bond they formed — a devastatingly beautiful portrait of what it means to be a family, regardless of how it is made.

    ISBN 9780062952394





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