Lucky Child: A Daughter of Cambodia Reunites with the Sister She Left Behind

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Harper Perennial
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5.29 X 7.99 X 0.76 inches | 0.52 pounds

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About the Author

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.


"Ung's story is a compelling and inspirational one that touches universal chords. Americans would do well to read it." -- Washington Post Book World

"Written with an engaging vigor and directness, Lucky Child is an unforgettable portrait of resilience and largeness of spirit." -- Los Angeles Times

"Deeply stirring...heart-breaking and not less than brilliant." -- Miami Herald

"[Ung] captured my heart...Lucky Child is captivating, deep and delightful." -- Chicago Tribune

"At once elegiac and clear-eyed, this moving volume is a tribute to the path not taken." -- Vogue

"Heart-rending and eloquent . . . a moving reminder of human resiliency and the power of family bonds." -- Newsweek

"[A] fiercely honest and affecting memoir." -- Seattle Times

"Remarkable...Lucky Child is part adventure, part history and, in large part, a love story about family." -- Cleveland Plain Dealer

"Vivid prose...Ung imparts freshness to a fairly familiar immigrant's tale...a moving story of transition, transformation, and reunion." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Highly readable." -- Minneapolis Star Tribune

"A rich narrative that explores the ravages of war and the strength of family bonds...powerful and moving." -- Amnesty International

"Ung is a masterful storyteller whose fresh clear prose shimmers with light and sorrow." -- Mary Pipher, Ph.D., author of Reviving Ophelia

"A unique glimpse into America's "melting pot"--a melting pot born of indescribable suffering but brimming with irrepressible life." -- Samantha Power, author of "A Problem from Hell" America and the Age of Genocide

"As piercing and poignant as its title." -- Richard North Patterson

"I encourage everyone to read this deeply moving and very important book." -- Angelina Jolie, Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees

"A tender, searing journey of two sisters, two worlds, two destinies." -- Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues