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"Mitch Albom has done it again with this moving memoir of love and loss. You can’t help but fall for Chika. A page-turner that will no doubt become a classic.” --Mary Karr, author of The Liars’ Club and The Art of Memoir

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. As Chika’s boundless optimism and humor teach Mitch the joys of caring for a child, he learns that a relationship built on love, no matter what blows it takes, can never be lost.

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.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2019
November 5
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
256
Pages
PUBLISHER
Harper
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
5.2
MB

Customer Reviews

I was Lost but now I'm FOUND ,

A beautiful story of love and what makes a family!

Mitch Albom is my #1 favorite author. I’ve read all of his books and each hold a different place in my heart. This story occupies the largest portion. In this book, Mitch allows you to embark on a very personal journey of loving a child that not only changed his life, but also anyone who reads this book. Grab a box of tissues, you’ll need them!

Mt. Millie ,

Finding Chica

His best book yet!

kaykaybean13 ,

Another heartfelt, endearing and captivating story from Mitch Albom

I’ve read every book he’s written and this is the most beautifully written story that captures an extraordinary, remarkable and enchanting little girl who’s personality grabs your heartstrings and holds on forever. A precious reminder of how fleeting life is and how important it is to savor the moment and make time to share your love and experienceswith those you love before all else. Nothing is more important than the connections and bonds we have here while on our journey in this life. Seeing the world through a child’s eyes is certainly the greatest gift of all and those who know just how blessed they are to have that experience are the ones whose lives are lived best. God Bless Janine and Mitch and especially their beautiful little Chika. Thank you for reminding me again how beautiful life is and how important it is to love and allow ourselves to be loved

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