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The Latehomecomer

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | April 23, 2021

The Minnesota Book Awards will be held virtually this year on April 29. Throughout this month we are highlighting past winners in the Library Collection.

The 2009 winner in the Memoir & Creative Nonfiction category was "The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir" by Kao Kalia Yang, published by Coffee House Press.