Allison Hong Merrill
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Allison Hong Merrill’s multiple award-winning book, “Ninety-Nine Fire Hoops”, is more than a memoir; it is her “humble offering” to her children. Her deepest desire was to write it so they would know about and cherish their Chinese roots. As a Mandarin-speaking Taiwanese immigrant and newlywed, Allison lived in the United States for sixteen months before she was abandoned and left to fend for herself, speaking and understanding only a few words of English. Through her struggles to acclimate to her new country and to life as a divorced young single adult in Utah, she learned to rely on her Heavenly Father to guide her through to her happy endings.
“Ninety-Nine Fire Hoops” book trailer