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The Latehomecomer by Kao Kalia Yang
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Nov 21, 2013

really liked it
Read on October 08, 2012

A beautiful, thoughtful, and lyrical account of the struggle and fortitude of the Hmong people. This novel comes from the heart because the writer has such a deep love for her people. She is an excellent writer, giving plenty of imagery. She does not over dramatize the suffering of her family as war refugees but simply states the facts of hardship in the refugee camp, softened by the love they had for one another.

Their eventual success in transitioning to American culture was inspiring. Well, perhaps they have not transitioned to the American culture-- but they have overcome incredible hardships in order to pursue education, buy homes, and have professional careers-- they are the American definition of success, while maintaining their culture thus far.

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