Our Book

In the pages of This Much I Can Tell You, the voices of eighteen new Minnesotans, refugees and asylees from nine different countries, share stories of fear, courage, sorrow, and hope for new futures in the United States.

The storytellers in this book are all people who have connected to services at MCC Refugee Services. They graciously shared their stories with us, we wrote them down, and now they are available for you to read and share. This Much I Can Tell You is a serendipitous coming-together of people willing and able to share the raw memories of their journeys to Minnesota. The intent is twofold: to tell the stories of an otherwise underrepresented population and to give the refugee storytellers an opportunity to own their stories with pride and dignity, and in so-doing, experience healing.

The book has a dedication from Garrison Keillor and a beautiful foreword from Kao Kalia Yang, author of The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir. You can read excerpts from the book by clicking here.

$15.00 per book plus tax and shipping & handling.  Order online with credit card or pay pal account and have books shipped to you, or stop by our office and purchase yours today!   For customer service call 612.230.3206.

“This volume carefully but vividly offers us just a few of the powerful stories of Minnesota’s 70,000 refugees. In order to continue to be the welcoming land that we strive to be, all Minnesotans must listen attentively to the expressions — often subtle and sometimes unspoken — of sorrow and hope in these stories and allow them to guide our efforts to alleviate suffering and open new pathways to prosperity and peace.”  
Mayor R.T. Rybak, City of Minneapolis
Read what others have said about the book here.

Reader Response Survey
After you read the book, please take this short survey  to let us know how the book impacted you. We really appreciate your feedback! Click here to take the survey.

Book Clubs
Want to read the book with friends? This Much I Can Tell You makes a great addition to a book club reading list or a small group book study at your church or place of worship. Group discounts are available when purchasing multiple copies for a book club or small group. Contact customer service to request your discount today! 612.230.3206. Download this study guide to use as a companion to This Much I Can Tell You.

The publishing of This Much I Can Tell You: Stories of Courage and Hope from Refugees in Minnesota was made possible, in part, by a grant from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008. Administered by the Minnesota Historical Society.

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