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The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir [Paperback]

Item : The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir [Paperback]
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Author Author : Yang, Kao Kalia
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 1566894786
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9781566894784
Publisher Publisher : Coffee House Press
Pages Pages : 312
Binding Binding : Paperback
Item ID : 100127663

An NEA Big Read Selection

“This is the best account of the Hmong experience I’ve ever read—powerful, heartbreaking, and unforgettable.”—Anne Fadiman, author ofThe Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

“A narrative packed with the stuff of life.” —Entertainment Weekly

Kao Kalia Yangis the author ofThe Song PoetandThe Latehomecomer, which was a finalist for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award and the Asian American Literary Award, and received the 2009 Minnesota Book Award.

  • An NEA Big Read selection, the new edition ofThe Latehomecomerwill include reading guides and other supplemental materials to increase its adoption in both that program, other community reads, FYE, and academic use.
  • Minnesota Book Award winner & Readers Choice Award recipient
    Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award winner
    An NEA Big Read selection
    Midwest Booksellers Association Midwest Connections pick

    “This is the best account of the Hmong experience I’ve ever read—powerful, heartbreaking, and unforgettable.”—Anne Fadiman, author ofThe Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

    “Packed with the stuff of life.”Entertainment Weekly

    “Yang tells her family’s story with grace; she narrates their struggles, beautifully weaving in Hmong folklore and culture.”Publishers Weekly,starred review

    “Inspiring. . . . Yang has performed an important service in bringing readers the stories of a people whose history has beenshamefully neglected.”Kirkus

    “A tale as poetic as it is informative.”City Pages

    “A natural storytelllú*

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