All You Can Ever Know (eBook)
de Nicole Chung
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An Official Junior Library Guild Selection
An ABA Indies Introduce Selection
"This book moved me to my very core. As in all her writing, Nicole Chung speaks eloquently and honestly about her own personal story, then widens her aperture to illuminate all of us.All You Can Ever Know is full of insights on race, motherhood, and family of all kinds, but what sets it apart is the compassion Chung brings to every facet of her search for identity and every person portrayed in these pages. This book should be required reading for anyone who has ever had, wanted, or found a familywhich is to say, everyone. Celeste Ng, author ofLittle Fires Everywhere
An urgent, incandescent exploration of what it can mean to love, and of who gets to belong, in an increasingly divided country. Nicole Chungs powerfulAll You Can Ever Know is necessary reading, a dazzling light to help lead the way during these times. R. O. Kwon, author ofThe Incendiaries
What does it mean to lose your rootswithin your culture, within your familyand 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 upfacing prejudice her adoptive family couldnt see, finding her identity as an Asian American and as a writer, becoming ever more curious about where she came fromshe wondered if the story shed 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.All You Can Ever Know is a profound, moving chronicle of surprising connections and the repercussions of unearthing painful family secretsvital reading for anyone who has ever struggled to figure out where they belong.