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    • The Latehomecomer

    • A Hmong Family Memoir
    • By: Kao Kalia Yang
    • Narrated by: Kao Kalia Yang
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    In the 70s and 80s, thousands of Hmong families made the journey from the war-torn jungles of Laos to the overcrowded refugee camps of Thailand and onward to the United States, all in search of a new place to call home. Decades later, their experiences remain largely unknown. Kao Kalia Yang was driven to tell her own family's story after her grandmother’s death. The Latehomecomer is a tribute to that grandmother, a remarkable woman whose spirit held her family together.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Quietly powerful

    • By K.J. Scott on 04-02-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Song Poet

    • A Memoir of My Father
    • By: Kao Kalia Yang
    • Narrated by: Kao Kalia Yang
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Bee lost his father as a young boy and keenly felt his orphanhood. He would wander from one neighbor to the next, collecting the things they said to each other, whispering the words to himself at night until one day a song was born. Bee sings the life of his people through the war-torn jungle and a Thai refugee camp. But the songs fall away in the cold, bitter world of a Minneapolis housing project and on the factory floor until, with the death of Bee's mother, the songs leave him for good.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Moving Storytelling

    • By Dianne Haulcy on 11-07-17

    Regular price: $24.49