This girl was born into a world that didn't want her.. She found love with her Grandmother in the northeastern farms of Thailand.
At the age of six she encountered a near death experience that forever changed her life.
During the course of her first seventeen years she experienced coming back from the other side: She witnessed a public suicide, and an old man being publically beaten to drive out a spirit that people believed made him ill: She was visited by spirits that would give even the strongest person nightmares.
The book is very entertaining when you see how this child copes with everyday life experiences as well as the supernatural experiences.
At the age of thirteen she was able to catch a thief. At an older age she was able to deal with spirits that wanted nothing more than to do harm, I mean physical harm.
This book is about a little girl with more inner strength than most of us can possibly comprehend.
She tapped into her inner self and found the courage to accept and to rationalize their very existence. This book is about a little girl named by a nurse because no one was around to give her a name. Her name is Nongnooch Mercer.
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I am having trouble signing my name: This is Marie Fostino and here is my review: I was at a book fair in Flagstaff when I met this lovely lady with the name of Nongnooch Mercer. She was selling her husband's book and I was selling my book and we really wanted to read each other's so we switched books. I just finished reading this book called The Ghost of Thailand. Being brought up in the United States and growing up in the windy city of Chicago, I soon came to know that life for Moo growing up was much different and challenging. I am not sure I could wear the shoes she wore but I appreciate what her husband wrote about the life in Thailand, the poor and rich side. Quote "I was born without love, without a future, without any reservations in life. Grandma adopted me and gave me more love than I needed. Granted, I didn't have enough food to eat or enough money or a nice home to live in--but I was loved. I thought life was hard then, but that was nothing. What I went through in the coming years was unimaginable. It has been a long hard road, but I wouldn't change a moment because the reward that God had given me is more than I could l have ever asked for." If you like to read about an interesting life in Thailand growing up poor, without much food, ghosts of the land, learning respect for the elderly and finding love this is the book for you. Good Job Rick Mercer for a good read.
Don't waste your money or time buying or reading this book. Very immature and silly.