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Subject: Moloka'i
Date Posted: 12/16/2009 11:05 AM ET
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I recently finished Moloak'i by Alan Brennert and absolutely loved it.  I have been to Kalaupapa so I had some personal attachments to the story but it was still an amazing book.  When I first started reading it I enjoyed but when I got to the end and reflected on the book, I was absolutely astounded.  Somehow, I was sucked into this world and felt like I lived Rachel's life.  I literally grieved the fact that the book was over.  I want to thank everyone that posts here in hidden gems because this is where I have gotten my best reading suggestions in the last 6 months.  Thank you all!

 

-Jen

Date Posted: 12/17/2009 2:42 PM ET
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I loved Moloka'i also.  So much so, in fact, that I was bummed I had borrowed it from the library and had to return it.  I later bought it at an FOL sale.

Date Posted: 12/17/2009 9:58 PM ET
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I've had it in my TBR for at least a year now.  Probably closer to two.  I'll have to move it up! Thanks for the reminder/recommendations!

Date Posted: 12/19/2009 9:58 AM ET
Member Since: 6/4/2006
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Moloka'i has been on my shelf for over a year now.  I keep meaning to read it but never seem to pick it up.  I would also suggest the book Honolulu by the same author.  I couldn't put it down.

Date Posted: 12/26/2009 6:34 PM ET
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I bought it today on the strength of your recommendation.  Thanks!

Date Posted: 12/27/2009 10:20 PM ET
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I have another book by this author in my box that I am eager to read.  Since my Portuguese ancestors went to Kauai, HI in the 1880s, this series interests me greatly.

Thanks for the recommendation!

Date Posted: 12/28/2009 12:42 AM ET
Member Since: 4/4/2006
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It's on my January list.

Date Posted: 1/6/2010 10:46 AM ET
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Loved the book!  He has a new one out called "Honolulu".  Can't wait to get my hands on that one! 

Date Posted: 1/7/2010 5:00 PM ET
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I started this book a couple of days ago and am almost done.  This book just sucks you in.  So good!

Date Posted: 1/20/2010 2:29 AM ET
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I finished Alan Brennert's other book, Honolulu.  I haven't read Molokai but I can recommend this wholeheartedly. 

I know a little about Hawaii's history having done genealogy research on my Portuguese ancestors who went there.  The book is pretty true to the historical facts.  The story of the Korean picture bride is told very well and it depicts the immigrant experience in Hawaii very well.

Now I will have to look for Molokai.

Date Posted: 1/20/2010 6:11 PM ET
Member Since: 12/22/2008
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Highly recommended!!!

Subject: Can't wait to read it!
Date Posted: 1/20/2010 9:08 PM ET
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From looking at all the chatter about the book on the boards, I decided to go ahead and just buy it! I couldn't wait with the long wait list.  Hopefully, it will behere this week!

Date Posted: 1/21/2010 12:08 PM ET
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I finished Moloka'i about a week ago.  Having read both Moloka'k and Honolulu, they are both equally great.  Too bad the author doesn't have any other books.