Friday, April 16, 2010

"The Simple Book Club" of Wausau Wisconsin

Link to April 16 Wausau Daily Herald article, "Wausau book club reads "The Latehomecomer," better understands Hmong culture".

Excerpt:    In many ways, the women who are part of the Simple Book Club exemplify the backbone of our community.

They are all from Wausau and in their mid-50s. They are mothers, career women, well-educated, smart, open-minded and curious. Those common traits led them to form the book group about six years ago. They like to read and discuss a variety of books, including classics, biographies, fiction and history.

Last month they read "The Latehomecomer," by Minnesota author Kao Kalia Yang. Yang is familiar to many in the Wausau area because she was a keynote speaker at a Hmong History Month event last April, and she's appearing again as part of this year's festivities. She'll speak Saturday at John Muir Middle School in Wausau

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