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Lulu in the Sky: A Daughter of Cambodia Finds Love, Healing, and Double Happiness (Paperback)

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Concluding the trilogy that started with her bestselling memoir, First They Killed My Father, Loung Ung illuminates her struggle to reconcile with her past while moving forward toward happiness.

When readers first met Loung Ung in her critically acclaimed memoir First They Killed My Father, she was a young, innocent child in Cambodia. But forced by the Khmer Rouge into the life of a child soldier, she soon found herself locked in a desperate struggle for survival in Cambodia's notorious killing fields. In Lucky Child, her life took a turn. As a refugee in Vermont, she grappled with post-traumatic stress, cultural assimilation roadblocks, and the abandonment of her sister in Cambodia.

Now, Lulu in the Sky tells the next chapter in Ung's life, revealing her daily struggle to keep darkness and depression at bay while she attends college and falls in love with Mark Priemer, a Midwestern archetype of American optimism. Lulu in the Sky is the story of Ung's tentative steps into love, activism, and marriagea journey that takes her to a Cambodian village to reconnect with her mother's spirit, to a vocation focused on healing the landscape of her birth, and to the patience and unconditional support of a very special man.

About the Author


Loung Ung is a national spokersperson for the Campaign for a Landmine Free World and the author of "Lucky Child: A Daughter of Cambodia Reunites with the Sister She Left Behind".

Praise For…


“You can’t help liking and admiring this young woman. . . . [A] lively, humorous account . . . when you arrive at the hard-earned happy ending, it’s with a sigh of deep relief.”
-Washington Post

“Loung Ung makes Lulu in the Sky shimmer with renewal after the Cambodian killing fields”
-Cleveland Plain Dealer

“Ung’s writing is clear-headed, honest and compelling; much of what she describes, from the brutalities she and her family endured to the ways it steered her adult life, is deeply affecting.”
-Kirkus

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062091918
ISBN-10: 0062091913
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: April 17th, 2012
Pages: 330
Language: English