Grace United Methodist Church Burnsville Worship
Grace United Methodist Church
Thursday, November 23, 2017
To serve and unite those we touch with the Grace of God

Book Club

Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM -

Book Club:  Thursday, April 20 at 7:00 p.m.at the Home of Peggy Nueman.
The Song Poet: A Memoir of My Father, Kao Kalia Yang
 
In the Hmong tradition, the song poet recounts the story of his people, their history and tragedies, joys and losses.  Following her award-winning memoir The Latehomecomer, Kao Kalia Yang now retells the life of her father, Bee Yang, the song poet―a Hmong refugee in Minnesota, driven from the mountains of Laos by America’s Secret War. Bee sings the life of his people through the war-torn jungle and a Thai refugee camp. The songs fall away in the cold, bitter world of a St. Paul housing project and on the factory floor, until, with the death of Bee’s mother, they leave him for good. But before they do, Bee, with his poetry, has burnished a life of poverty for his children, polishing their grim reality so that they might shine.

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