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Paperback, 188 pages
Size: 12.9 x 19.8 cm
May 2010 (Asia)
Nov 2010 (North America)
Price: HK$108 /
Wordjazz for Stevie
How a profoundly handicapped girl gave her father the gifts
of pain and love
FAMILY / MEMOIR
Wordjazz for Stevie is a letter from
the heart, written by Jonathan Chamberlain to
his daughter. It is the painful,
loving and powerfully written story of a girl who was profoundly
disabled and lived for only eight years — yet
who changed the world. She inspired her father to found two charities.
Read this book, be moved by it. Let it change
your life too.
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"If you had to choose just one book that celebrates
life in the face of extreme adversity, make it Jonathan Chamberlain's
loving paean to his beloved but departed daughter, Stevie. ... What makes
this heartfelt account compulsive reading is not only that it sidesteps
any mawkishness but that it unfolds in our own backyard –
Cheung Chau, complete with its richly drawn local characters." —
South China Morning Post
"This may be the most moving story you
will ever read.” — Sunday Telegraph
for Stevie, Chamberlain writes with such
brutal honesty that readers can’t avoid a sense of intruding on some
intensely private family matters. Yet there’s also a mighty gratitude that
he shares so much. The lessons he learned, the conclusions he reached, may
help others to face their own big challenges. To the best of my knowledge,
I've never met this author, but reading Wordjazz for
Stevie conjures an illusion that I've known him for decades. Surely,
only a close pal would express so much from deep inside his heart. At
times, some readers may need to set aside the book, so powerful are its
emotions. But no one should regret reading it – not for a moment."
Cairns Media Magazine