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Twin Cities Hmong author honors her father with memoir

When Kao Kalia Yang published her award-winning memoir The Latehomecomer—a love letter of sorts to her grandmother—Anne Fadiman praised it as “the best account of the Hmong experience I've ever read—powerful, heartbreaking, and unforgettable.”

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - When Kao Kalia Yang published her award-winning memoir The Latehomecomer—a love letter of sorts to her grandmother—Anne Fadiman praised it as “the best account of the Hmong experience I've ever read—powerful, heartbreaking, and unforgettable.”

Entertainment Weekly concurred, calling it “a narrative packed with the stuff of life.” Now follows the equally powerful THE SONG POET: A Memoir of My Father (Metropolitan Books; May 10, 2016; $27; 271 pages), the story of Bee Yang, a song poet who sacrificed much to build a future for his children in America.

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