Golden Valley Reads

“Golden Valley Reads,” a joint venture between the City of Golden Valley and Hennepin County Library – Golden Valley, seeks to encourage Golden Valley residents to read one book together each year.

2017 Author Book Signing

2017 Book Is "The Latehomecomer," by Kao Kalia Yang

This year’s book selection for the second annual Golden Valley Reads program is “The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir,” by award-winning Hmong-American writer Kao Kalia Yang.

“The Latehomecomer” is the only book to have garnered two Minnesota book awards in one year, winning Creative Nonfiction Writing and Readers’ Choice. It is a story of a refugee family and a tribute to the woman who kept them together.

Golden Valley Reads, a joint program between the City and the Golden Valley Library, works like a community-wide book club, says Brian Erickson, Parks and Recreation supervisor.

People don’t have to sign up for the program, he says. They just need to get the book, which they can find at the Golden Valley Library both in hard copy or audiobook form, or at another Hennepin County Library, and read it sometime before the community discussion with the author Sept 18.

“I hope this program gets more people reading,” Erickson says. “It was a huge success last year. We had a packed house at the discussion. And this year’s book is very interesting and anybody can read it.”

The discussion and author book signing will be Mon, Sept 18, 6:30pm, at the Perpich Center for Arts Education.