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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

Written by Anne Fadiman

Read by Sarah Shapiro, former program associate:

“This book is about a Hmong immigrant family with an epileptic daughter and the physicians in California who treated her. It’s a really interesting examination of cultural misunderstandings, assumptions and miscommunications. What’s most interesting to me is that all the people involved were trying to do the right thing, even though they couldn’t understand each other — and even though the end result was tragic.”

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