Etta Mcquade's Reviews > The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman
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Mar 01, 2010

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Since I knew very little about the Hmong people, this book was an education. I appreciated the author's extensive research, the way she draws the reader into an understanding of difficult cultural situations, and insight into Hmong families and their beliefs. I also knew absolutely nothing about the Hmong losing so many lives because they fought for the United States in the Vietnam War.
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