Finding Chika: A Little Girl, An Earthquake, and the Making of A Family

Albom, Mitch

£8.99

Chika Jeune was born three days before the devastating earthquake that decimated Haiti in 2010. She spent her infancy in extreme poverty, and when her mother died giving birth to a baby brother, Chika was brought to the Have Faith Haiti Orphanage that Mitch and his wife, Janine operate. Chika’s arrival made a quick impression. Brave and self-assured, even as a three-year-old, she delighted the other kids and teachers. But at age five, Chika was suddenly diagnosed with a terminal disease that no doctor in Haiti could help with. Mitch and Janine took Chika to America, hoping that treatment there would enable her to go back home. Instead, Chika became a permanent part of their lives, as they embarked on a two-year, around-the-world journey to find a cure.

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FROM THE MASTER STORYTELLER WHOSE BOOKS HAVE TOUCHED THE HEARTS OF OVER 40 MILLION READERS

‘Mitch Albom sees the magical in the ordinary’ Cecilia Ahern

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Chika Jeune came into Mitch Albom’s life by chance. Growing up in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 Haiti Earthquake, at three years old she tragically lost her mother and was brought to the orphanage run by Mitch and his wife, Janine.

Chika made a quick impression. Brave and self-assured, she delighted those around her. But everything changed when Chika was diagnosed with a terminal disease that no doctor in Haiti could treat.

This discovery sparked a two-year, around-the-world journey in search of a cure. As Chika’s boundless optimism and humour taught Mitch the joys of caring for a child, he learned that a relationship built on love can never be lost.
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WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT FINDING CHIKA

‘A powerful, emotional story’

‘If you read one book this year, make it this one!’

‘A beautifully written book, heart-breaking and uplifting in equal measure’

‘An amazing journey of determination and love’

‘I laughed, I cried, and just couldn’t put it down’

Additional information

Weight 180 g
Dimensions 196 × 128 × 22 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

256

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

972.94073092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K