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Lulu in the Sky: A Daughter of Cambodia Finds Love, Healing, and Double Happiness (P.S.)

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ISBN13: 9780062091918
ISBN10: 0062091913
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Concluding the trilogy that started with her bestselling memoir, First They Killed My Father, Loung Ung illuminates her struggle to reconcile with her past while moving forward toward happiness.

When readers first met Loung Ung in her critically acclaimed memoir First They Killed My Father, she was a young, innocent child in Cambodia. But forced by the Khmer Rouge into the life of a child soldier, she soon found herself locked in a desperate struggle for survival in Cambodia's notorious killing fields. In Lucky Child, her life took a turn. As a refugee in Vermont, she grappled with post-traumatic stress, cultural assimilation roadblocks, and the abandonment of her sister in Cambodia.

Now, Lulu in the Sky tells the next chapter in Ung's life, revealing her daily struggle to keep darkness and depression at bay while she attends college and falls in love with Mark Priemer, a Midwestern archetype of American optimism. Lulu in the Sky is the story of Ung's tentative steps into love, activism, and marriage—a journey that takes her to a Cambodian village to reconnect with her mother's spirit, to a vocation focused on healing the landscape of her birth, and to the patience and unconditional support of a very special man.

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Concluding the trilogy that started with the bestselling memoir First They Killed My Father, Loung Ung describes her college experience and her first steps into adulthood, revealing her struggle to reconcile with her past while moving forward towards happiness. After the violence of the Khmer Rouge and the difficult assimilation experience of a refugee, Loungs daily struggle to keep darkness, anger, and depression at bay will finally find two unexpected allies: the empowering call of activism, and the redemptive power of love. Lulu in the Sky is the story of Loungs journey to a Cambodian village to reconnect with her mothers spirit; to a vocation that will literally allow her to heal the landscape of her birth; and to the transformative influence of a supportive marriage to a loving man.

About the Author

Loung Ung is a national spokesperson for the Campaign for a Landmine Free World, a program of the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation. She is the author of Lucky Child: A Daughter of Cambodia Reunites with the Sister She Left Behind, and she lives with her husband in Ohio.

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Judith Sanborn, May 19, 2012 (view all comments by Judith Sanborn)
Perhaps because I have recently visited Cambodia, this book and Ung's other two books have had a powerful effect on me. Children at Angkor Wat were selling her first book "First They Killed My Father" and I wondered if they had any idea what this book was about, for they now live in a relatively stable country. Ung's story of courage, determination to survive in the face of a despotic regime, and then coming to the United States as a teenager and assimilating into a totally different culture successfully, makes one realize how fortunate we are to live in America.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780062091918
Author:
Ung, Loung
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20120431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8 x 5.3125 x 0.828829 in 9.5 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Concluding the trilogy that started with the bestselling memoir First They Killed My Father, Loung Ung describes her college experience and her first steps into adulthood, revealing her struggle to reconcile with her past while moving forward towards happiness. After the violence of the Khmer Rouge and the difficult assimilation experience of a refugee, Loungs daily struggle to keep darkness, anger, and depression at bay will finally find two unexpected allies: the empowering call of activism, and the redemptive power of love. Lulu in the Sky is the story of Loungs journey to a Cambodian village to reconnect with her mothers spirit; to a vocation that will literally allow her to heal the landscape of her birth; and to the transformative influence of a supportive marriage to a loving man.
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