May: Book of the Month


If you are looking for a heart wrenching, non-fiction tale of a country in turmoil, a family’s fight to stay alive, the medical system in America and the intersection between culture, life and death, then this book is for you.

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down is a classic novel written by Anne Fadiman while she follows the story of a Hmong refugee family from Laos, as they resettle in America, with a daughter who suffers from epilepsy.

Over 20 years later and this book still holds true to both the perils of life in South-East Asia, the American healthcare system and the current state of refugees.

Best For: Crying, screaming and understanding.

You can buy this here and here.