Very interesting fiction - gives one some insight into the everyday life of Tahitians in a humorous way. Written by a Tahitian woman.
Excellent story about relationships especially mother-daughter. Set in Tahiti and the cultural background and life in the South Pacific add a certain delightful feel to the story. I enjoyed this book very much and look forward to reading more about Materena Mahi and her family and culture. I highly recommend this book. A fast, entertaining read.
A charming read; a glimpse of life in matriarchal Tahiti; a loving look at the relationship of mother and daughter, surrounded by a very large extended family.
Quote from cover: "Vaite's work celebrates the vibrant fullness and humor of daily life in Tahiti and reflects her tremendous respect for the strength of the local women."
Very cool story about a woman in Tahiti. It's so true-to-life...I should know, because I lived in the South Pacific for three years, and the conversations and attitudes in this book are SO accurate!
Despite a difference in cultures, proves the mother-daughter relationship is always the same...
An engaging and honest telling of the relationships between mother and daughter - and a glimpse into the unique culture of Tahiti, a melange of old-world wisdom and modern attitudes. You'll enjoy it!
The author carries us to a place and culture where we want to linger. She creates an authentic voice in Materena and it is fun to get to know her and her Tahitian point of view.
A very summery kind of book - or maybe a book for the winter, when you WISH it was summer! Set in Tahiti, engaging characters and a glimpse into authentic native life. A book about women, mothers & daughters and friends, all in an island setting.