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The latehomecomer : a Hmong family memoir

by Kao Kalia Yang

  Print book : Biography

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Excellent memoir, inspiring   (2010-09-02)


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by vleighton

A powerful memoir by a young Hmong woman who was born in Laos but raised in Thailand and Minnesota. The power of the content is matched fully by the lyricism of the prose. The first part, which ends with the family's departure from Thailand, is significantly better than the American section, which is still good.

In a lecture at Winona State University, Yang mentioned that after the book came out, many men were captivated by it emotionally, and she received several marriage offers. Considering the text, that is not surprising.

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