All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir

Written by:
Nicole Chung
Narrated by:
Janet Song

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
October 2018
6 hours 43 minutes
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, Nicole 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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I didn't enjoy the narrator or the breathiness of the book

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Philip H.

I was always interested in the experience of Asians adopted and raised by loving white Caucasian parents. Ms. Chung explains her challenges being raised like a Caucasian girl, but not being treated like one. Her story can offer good advice to parents who plan to adopt babies or children of different races.

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Erik Aguas

Great book, very heartfelt and eye opening

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