Book Reviews of Frangipani

Author: CÚlestine Vaite
ISBN-13: 9780316114660
ISBN-10: 0316114669
Publication Date: 2/7/2006
Pages: 304
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 34 ratings
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Very interesting fiction - gives one some insight into the everyday life of Tahitians in a humorous way. Written by a Tahitian woman.
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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.
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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.
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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."
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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!
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Despite a difference in cultures, proves the mother-daughter relationship is always the same...
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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!
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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.
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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.