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NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley

Book Discussion - The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

Join us for a book discussion chronicling the struggles of a Hmong family in the early 1980s as they navigate the healthcare of their young daughter.  The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures is a 1997 book by Anne Fadiman that chronicles the struggles of a Hmong refugee family from Laos, the Lees, and their interactions with doctors and hospitals in California. The description on GoodReads describes, "There are no villains in Fadiman's tale, just as there are no heroes. People are presented as she saw them, in their humility and their frailty—and their nobility.” Co-hosted by ArtReach and the Stillwater Public Library.

RAIN DATE: Wednesday, June 30 at 4:30pm.

Date: 06/23/2021 (Wed.)

Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm CDT

Location: Forge & Foundry Distillery rooftop, 223 Main St N, Stillwater MN 55082
223 Main St N, Stillwater, MN 55082

Created by:   ArtReach St.Croix
 

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