Buy Textbooks  |  Rent Textbooks  |  Sell Textbooks  |  eTextbooks
Help  |  Questions? 1-877-292-6442
Hello, Sign In
Your Account
0

Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down - 97 edition

by Anne Fadiman

Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down (ISBN10: 0374525641; ISBN13: 9780374525644)
ISBN13: 978-0374525644
ISBN10: 0374525641

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0374267810
ISBN10: 0374267812

Summary: Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman is the Winner of the National Book Critics Award for Nonfiction. A chain of events are set in motion when three month old Lia Lee arrives at the county hospital emergency room in Merced, California that she, her parents nor her doctors would ever recover from. Lia's parents, Foua and Nao Kao, were part of a large Hmong community in Merced, refugees from the CIA-run "Quiet War" in Laos. The Hmong, tradit ...show moreionally a close-knit and fiercely people, have been less amenable to assimilation than most immigrants, adhering steadfastly to the rituals and beliefs of their ancestors. Lia's pediatricians, Neil Ernst and his wife, Peggy Philip, cleaved just as strongly to another tradition: that of Western medicine. When Lia Lee Entered the American medical system, diagnosed as an epileptic, her story became a tragic case history of cultural miscommunication.

Parents and doctors both wanted the best for Lia, but their ideas about the causes of her illness and its treatment could hardly have been more different. The Hmong see illness aand healing as spiritual matters linked to virtually everything in the universe, while medical community marks a division between body and soul, and concerns itself almost exclusively with the former. Lia's doctors ascribed her seizures to the misfiring of her cerebral neurons; her parents called her illness, qaug dab peg--the spirit catches you and you fall down--and ascribed it to the wandering of her soul. The doctors prescribed anticonvulsants; her parents preferred animal sacrifices.
...show less

Edition/Copyright: 97
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Noonday
Published: 09/30/1998
International: No

View Table of Contents



List Price: $15.00
Used $3.75
Used
Save $11.25 (75%)
  • FREE shipping over $25
  • In stock
  • 30-day returns
Condition:
Order this book in the next 15 hours and 32 minutes and it ships by Noon CT Monday!
New $3.75
Rental $9.99
Due back 08/01/2014
Marketplace sellers starting at $1.99

More prices and sellers below.

The Marketplace on Textbooks.com
Additional Sellers for Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
Just for you, we curate a growing list of independent booksellers, giving you even MORE choices when shopping for your textbooks.
Keep in mind: Marketplace orders do NOT qualify for free shipping. More about the MarketplaceMore about the Marketplace

Filter by:   All (267)  |  New (3)  |  Like New (6)  |  Very Good (68)  |  Good (124)  |  Acceptable (66)

Price
 
Condition
Seller
Comments
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
BookBuyers Online1 CA
San Jose, CA
Seller Rating: 4.64
1998 Paperback -Meets or exceeds the guidelines for GOOD condition. May have minimal wear or damage; may have previous owner's signature.
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
BookBuyers Online1 CA
San Jose, CA
Seller Rating: 4.64
1998 Paperback -Meets or exceeds the guidelines for GOOD condition. May have minimal wear or damage; may have previous owner's signature.
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
HippoBooks-DB
Toledo, OH
Seller Rating: 4.56
Our feedback rating says it all: Five star service and fast delivery! We have shipped four million items to happy customers, and have one MILLION unique items ready to ship today!
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
Hall Street Books
Brooklyn, NY
Seller Rating: 4.67
1998 - Paperback - Used - Good - - Shows some shelf-wear. May contain old price stickers or their residue, inscriptions or dedications from previous owners in first few pages and remainder marks. - .- ...show more - All orders are processed and shipped within 24 business hours, Mon - Fri. Expedited shipping and tracking available within the US. Hall Street’s No-Worry guarantee lets you buy with confidence! ...show less
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
One Planet Books
Columbia, MO
Seller Rating: 4.54
Ships same day or next business day! UPS expedited shipping available (Priority Mail for AK/HI/APO/PO Boxes). Used sticker & some writing and/or highlighting. Used books may not include working access ...show more code or dust jacket ...show less
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
melodiawholesale
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
Seller Rating: 3.38
PAPERBACK Good 0374525641 FAST shipping. This item has been gently used. (Thank you for shopping from us. Order inquiries handled promptly. )
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
HippoBooks-DB
Toledo, OH
Seller Rating: 4.56
No comments from the seller
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
Clickgoodwill
Indianapolis, IN
Seller Rating: 4.39
Very minimal damage to the cover no holes or tears, only minimal scuff marks minimal wear binding majority of pages undamaged minimal creases or tears. Book may have writing, underlining, highlighting ...show more, wear to cover and corners, notes in margins, writing ...show less
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
OwlsBooks-TRM
Toledo, OH
Seller Rating: 4.44
No comments from the seller
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
OwlsBooks-TRM
Toledo, OH
Seller Rating: 4.44
No comments from the seller
Page:   1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     9     10     |   Next >
Close
Close
Close