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Molokai'i - Alan Brennert
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781250004680 (1250004683)
Publisher: Griffin
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
Series: Moloka'i (#1)
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Blondie and Read
Blondie and Read rated it
3.5 Moloka'i -
This was a book we picked for book club. It has been suggested we read and discuss it for more than a year, and we've finally gotten around to it. I'm not a big reader of Historical Fiction, let alone a reader of Historical Fiction that doesn't revolve around a war. This might even be my first adu...
Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it
2.5 Moloka'i / Alan Brennert
This richly imagined novel, set in Hawaii more than a century ago, is an extraordinary epic of a little-known time and place - and a deeply moving testament to the resiliency of the human spirit. Rachel Kalama, a spirited seven-year-old Hawaiian girl, dreams of visiting far-off lands like her father...
Not Quite Home
Not Quite Home rated it
4.0 Moloka'i
This is an emotional read, and I really can't imagine being in either the position of having to send my loved one, especially my child, into exile because of leprosy (Hansen's disease) or of being the one who has been sent away. I know people only did what they thought best with the limited informat...
Perrin Pring
Perrin Pring rated it
4.0 Moloka'i
Given to me by a friend who has also visited to Kalaupapa, I started Moloka'i with hesitation. After visiting Kalaupapa, I'd heard from friends who work there that Brennert visited the settlement and was rather closed about his true motivations for interviewing the patients and staff of the peninsul...
Retiredbear rated it
5.0 Molokai'i
Molokai is a wonderful example of how to write a great historical fiction novel. The author has taken a very difficult subject matter, leprosy, and given the reader a wonderful insight into the human aspects of being a leper. The story takes place in a leper colony founded by Father Damien. Kalau...
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