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Subject: Historical Fiction: Hawaii
Date Posted: 3/21/2014 6:42 PM ET
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Can anyone suggest a good historical fiction book about Hawaii?  I have read both Mitchner's Hawaii and Moloka'i.  Just returned from a trip there and ready to learn more!

Date Posted: 3/21/2014 7:12 PM ET
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I read Kaye Starbird's The Lion in the Lei Shop, a novel about the impact the bombing of Pearl Harbor had on military families. It's quite wonderful.


Date Posted: 3/22/2014 7:07 PM ET
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Perhaps a book about  Hawaii's last queen, such as The Betrayal of Queen Liliuokalani, would interest you.

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Date Posted: 4/10/2014 8:09 PM ET
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Thanks, for these suggestions.  Both sound interesting.

Date Posted: 4/11/2014 3:05 PM ET
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Donna,  You also might want to ask this question in the Historical Fiction forum.    There are a lot of active historical fiction readers there.

The author of Molokai wrote another book (not a sequel) called Honolulu.   It was OK, but I found it a little far fetched.

Date Posted: 4/12/2014 8:25 AM ET
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If you don't mind some actual history Around The World With A King by a guy named Armstrong is very interesting. It's even available on kindle. I bought my copy at a museum gift shop while I was in Hawaii many years ago.