All you can ever know : a memoir
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Published
New York : Catapult, 2018.
Format
Book
Language
English
ISBN
9781936787975, 1936787970

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Description
Chung investigates the mysteries and complexities of her transracial adoption in this chronicle of unexpected family for anyone who has struggled to figure out where they belong.
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Nicole Chung was born severely premature, placed for adoption by her Korean parents, and raised by a white family in a sheltered Oregon town. She was told her biological parents had made the ultimate sacrifice in the hope of giving her a better life, that forever feeling slightly out of place was her fate as a transracial adoptee. But Nicole grew up facing prejudice her adoptive family couldn't see, and wondered if the story she'd been told was the whole truth. Here Chung tells of her search for the people who gave her up, and chronicles the repercussions of unearthing painful family secrets. -- adapted from jacket.
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"What does it mean to lose your roots--within your culture, within your family--and what happens when you find them? Nicole Chung was born severely premature, placed for adoption by her Korean parents, and raised by a white family in a sheltered Oregon town. From childhood, she heard the story of her adoption as a comforting, prepackaged myth. She believed that her biological parents had made the ultimate sacrifice in the hope of giving her a better life, that forever feeling slightly out of place was her fate as a transracial adoptee. But as Nicole grew up--facing prejudice her adoptive family couldn't see, finding her identity as an Asian American and as a writer, becoming ever more curious about where she came from--she wondered if the story she'd been told was the whole truth. With warmth, candor, and startling insight, Nicole Chung tells of her search for the people who gave her up, which coincided with the birth of her own child. [This book] is a profound, moving chronicle of surprising connections and the repercussions of unearthing painful family secrets--vital reading for anyone who has ever struggled to figure out where they belong."--Jacket.
Awards
A Junior Library Guild selection (JLG.)

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Chung, N. (2018). All you can ever know: a memoir . Catapult.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Chung, Nicole. 2018. All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir. Catapult.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Chung, Nicole. All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir Catapult, 2018.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Chung, Nicole. All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir Catapult, 2018.

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