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 heartwarming...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 life ...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
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.
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 ...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
"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 ...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 founded by Albom and his wife. 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.
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
This is a touching tribute to a child who capture the heart and soul of author Mitch Albom and his wife Janine. You will laugh...you will cry...but you will never forget the story of this very special family. Mr. Albom is honest and pulls no punches in his feelings and experiences in relating the story of how their little family came to be. The story is told in a very unique manner which makes this book a joy to read. ...more
Families are made not necessarily by birth but by unexpected circumstances.
‘Finding Chika’ emphasizes this fact and much more.
After Tuesdays with Morrie, author Mitch Albom returns with yet another memoir that tugs the strings of your heart.
Chika is a young orphan who was born 3 days before the Haiti earthquake in 2010. After losing her mother to death, Chika is admitted to Have Faith Haiti orphanage, which Mitch Albom operates in Port-au-Prince. Mitch and his wife Janine have no children of ...more
I am your protection
The book is subtitled “a little girl, an earthquake and the making of a family”. The little girl is Chika, a three year old child who was orphaned in the devastating earthquake in Haiti in 2010. As a result, Chika ...more
Chika is a young Haitian orphan born three days before the record-breaking devastating earthquake in 2010. By divine design (my words, not his), ...more