• Finding Chika

  • A Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family
  • By: Mitch Albom
  • Narrated by: Mitch Albom
  • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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Finding Chika

By: Mitch Albom
Narrated by: Mitch Albom
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Chika Jeune was born three days before the devastating earthquake that decimated Haiti in 2010. She spent her infancy in extreme poverty, and when her mother died giving birth to a baby brother, Chika was brought to the Have Faith Haiti Orphanage that Mitch and his wife, Janine operate.

Chika's arrival made a quick impression. Brave and self-assured, even as a three-year-old, she delighted the other kids and teachers. But at age five, Chika was suddenly diagnosed with a terminal disease that no doctor in Haiti could help with.

Mitch and Janine took Chika to America, hoping that treatment there would enable her to go back home. Instead, Chika became a permanent part of their lives, as they embarked on a two-year, around-the-world journey to find a cure. As Chika's boundless optimism and humour taught Mitch the joys of caring for a child, he learnt that a relationship built on love, no matter what blows it takes, can never be lost.

This is Mitch Albom at his most poignant, powerful and personal. Chika is a celebration of a girl, her adoptive guardians, and the incredible bond they formed - a devastatingly beautiful portrait of what it means to be a family, regardless of how it is made.

©2019 Mitch Albom (P)2019 Hachette Audio UK

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another story about somebody gone

so somebody else wrote a good review of this someplacee. it's quite a nice story- album has a listenable voice and the recordings of Chika are great. but really another book about a dead person? this made Mitch albom's career- writing about dead people. nonetheless an enjoyable read.

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Finding Chika, a must read

What a beautiful, emotional and truly incredible tribute to a very special and beautiful little girl, Chika.

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Lovely lovely listen

beautiful story, real-life, well written and the audio of Chika took me right into her story. enjoyed thoroughly

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