Lulu in the Sky: A Daughter of Cambodia Finds Love, Healing, and Double Happiness

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Harper Collins, Apr 17, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 368 pages
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, Loung’s 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 Loung’s journey to a Cambodian village to reconnect with her mother’s 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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The third memoir in a trilogy about processing and moving past the trauma of surviving the Cambodian genocide.Activist Ung (Lucky Child, 2006, etc.) wrote two previous well-received chronicles of her ... Read full review

Contents

Authors Note
Amah Chiem La Aw Grandmother Who Possessed Good Blood
Love
Born of Kambu
Crush
Fish Sauce and Prahok
A Good Aunt
To Speak or Not to Speak?
Never Silent
Lifelines
Exorcist of the Writing Kind
Millennium
Double Happiness
Srok Khmer
Khsae Family Line
Fear of Landing

Of Worms and Walls
No Rapunzel
Klutz and Misdirection
Lulu in the
A Message in Ma Po Tofu
Cupids Evil Twin
Healing
The Long and Winding Road
The Girl in the Mirror
Birthdays
A New Path
Cow Teats and Five Hundred High School Boys
Khmer Inheritance
Somewhere in Time
The Hills of the Poisonous Trees
A White Giant Barang in the Village
A Gathering to Heal Lost Souls
Double Happiness
Bibliography and Sources
Acknowledgments
P S Insights Interviews More
About the Author
About the Book
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About the author (2012)

Loung Ung was the National Spokesperson for the “Campaign for a Landmine Free World,” a program of the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation, which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for co-founding the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. Ung lectures extensively, appears regularly in the media, and has made more than thirty trips back to Cambodia. She is also the author of Lucky Child: A Daughter of Cambodia Reunites with the Sister She Left Behind and LuLu in the Sky.

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