Finding Chika: A Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family
" Mitch Albom has done it again with this moving memoir of love and loss. You can’t help but fall for Chika. A page-turner that will no doubt become a classic.” --Mary Karr, author of The Liars’ Club and The Art of Memoir
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Tuesdays With Morrie comes Mitch Albom’s most personal story to date: an intimate and heartwarmi...more
I listend to the Audibook...(highly suggest the audiobook -Mitch does things that are not in the physical book)
The mind can fight all it wants to -- be righteous -- be a snob -- but the heart doesn't lie!!!
ANYONE who listens to this Audiobook and feels 'nothing' has a heart made of tin.
I was wrong!!! soooo wrong were my pre-conceived thoughts.
Not o ...more
Current location: Michigan
Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work.
--Dr. John Trainer
Ah, children. They wake us, they make us, they break us.
Some of us ruin our bodies, our marriages and our minds in the effort to have kids.
Some of us aren't even the least bit inspired to have them.
Others, like Mitch Albom, fall somewhere in between.
Mr. Albom, a long-time Michigander and the well-known author of Tuesdays with Morrie, describ ...more
In the late 90s, a friend gave me a copy of Mitch Albom’s “Tuesdays With Morrie,” and when I saw that he had another new memoir coming out, I knew I wanted to read this one, and put my name on the list at my library.
The lessons he learned with Morrie, an old professor, are very different from the ones he learns from Chika, a young girl whose lif ...more
I doubt it's easy to write about your own philanthropy but then again Mr.Albom wasn't really writing about his good deeds. He was writing about Chika and I could only imagine the courage and strength it took to write it. I've been bawling out s ...more
There was a lot of ...more
In Finding Chika: A Little Girl, An Earthquake, and the Making of a Family, Mitch Albom, well-known author of Tuesdays With Morrie, shares his life-changing experience of caring for Chika, a young Haitian orphan. She was born a few days before the devastating 2010 earthquake into a poverty-stricken family. When her mother died after giving birth to her baby brother, Dad found placements for all their children. ...more
I received this ebook from Edelweiss for my ...more
This is the story of Chika, a newborn when the horrific earthquake all but destroyed her native country of Haiti. Although she and her mother both survive, and without divulging spoilers, Chika does end up at an orphanage that Albom and his wife were running. It is there that they meet for the first time. A toddler and the people who would love her with all their might and take her back to the US with them ...more
Mitch Albon and his wife Janie were caretakers at the orphanage.
Chika made such a impression to the couple who had no children of their own. When it was discovered
Chika had a physical problem; they took her back to Detroit Michigan to see a doctor there to find a cure for her condition. There was not a cure, but the had hope to keep Chika apart of their family
This sentimental story is important and should be read, but this is not one of my favorite books by Mitch Albom. This just seems to lack the magic that I feel when I read his other books.
Books by Albom that I loved (5 Stars):
The Five People You Meet in Heaven
For One More Day
Tuesdays with M ...more
"The most precious thing you can give someone is your time because you can never get it back. When you don't think about getting it back, you've given it in love."
"One of the best things a child can do for an adult is to draw them down, closer to the ground, for clearer receptio ...more
Oh boy, this is a sad one. Prior to borrowing it, I guess I didn't read the synopsis, because all I need to know is that if Mitch Albom wrote it, I want to read it. I didn't know he was telling the true story of when he and his wife brought a little Haitian girl back to America and into his Detroit home to pay for her medical bills for treatments she could not get at the orphanage in Haiti.
An orphanage that he himself operates, following the huge earthquake there in 2010.
Treatments t ...more
Why? Why do children die?
The thought of children with terminal illnesses is unbearable to me. Mitch Albom has written a book that is somewhat comforting because he lived the nightmare of the death of a child and the blessing of her life and joy. While they are here, we must be present. We must love each other. We must not take our time for granted. I thought this book was about an adoption of a little girl from Haiti. It was but it is also about having a child with a terminal brain tumor. I am ...more
Finding Chika was interesting, sweet, and sad. It's about cherishing those that you love, valuing innocence, not giving up hope, and fighting.
Mitch and his wife Janine created an orphanage center in Haiti after the tragic earthquake because so many children were left unable to take care of themselves. They fall in ...more
I am your protection
Time cha ...more
I did not realize that Mitch Album and his wife operated an orphanage in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. This is a poignant memoir that celebrates Chika, a young Haitian orphan whose short life changed his heart and taught him the ...more