Chika Jeune came into Mitch Albom's life by chance. Growing up in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 Haiti earthquake, at three years old she tragically lost her mother and was brought to the orphanage run by Mitch and his wife, Janine.
Chika made a quick impression. Brave and self-assured, she delighted those around her. But everything changed when Chika was diagnosed with a terminal disease that no doctor in Haiti could treat.
This discover sparked a two-year, around-the-world journey in search of a cure. Chika's boundless optimism and humour taught Mitch that a relationship built on love 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.