All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir

Nicole Chung

All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir
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All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir

Nicole Chung

What does it mean to lose your roots - within your culture, within your family – and 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 up - facing prejudice her adoptive family couldn’t see, finding her identity as an Asian American and as a writer, becoming ever more curious about where she came from - she wondered if the story she’d been told was the whole truth.   

With the same warmth, candor, and startling insight that has made her a beloved voice, 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 secrets - vital reading for anyone who has ever struggled to figure out where they belong.     

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