Book Review: Honolulu by Alan Brennert

Moloka’i, the story of a girl in a leper colony, by Alan Brennert, is one of my favorite books. So I thought it would be worth checking out Brennert’s other Hawaii novel, Honolulu. We meet Regret, a young Korean girl at the turn of the (twentieth) century. She longs to venture outside of her culture's … Continue reading Book Review: Honolulu by Alan Brennert

Book Review: Moloka’i by Alan Brennert

Spirited little Rachel Kalama’s life changes for the worst when, in 1890s Hawai’i, she is discovered to have leprosy. The disease breaks up the Kalama family as it makes them anathema, which no one in their community wants to touch. Young Rachel is deported to the secluded island of Moloka’i, never to be permitted to touch … Continue reading Book Review: Moloka’i by Alan Brennert