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Moloka'i
Moloka'i | Alan Brennert
Young Rachel Kalama, growing up in idyllic Honolulu in the 1890s, is part of a big, loving Hawaiian family, and dreams of seeing the far-off lands that her father, a merchant seaman, often visits. But at the age of seven, Rachel and her dreams are shattered by the discovery that she has leprosy. Forcibly removed from her family, she is sent to Kalaupapa, the isolated leper colony on the island of Moloka'i. In her exile she finds a family of friends to replace the family she's lost: a native healer, Haleola, who becomes her adopted "auntie" and makes Rachel aware of the rich culture and mythology of her people; Sister Mary Catherine Voorhies, one of the Franciscan sisters who care for young girls at Kalaupapa; and the beautiful, worldly Leilani, who harbors a surprising secret. At Kalaupapa she also meets the man she will one day marry. True to historical accounts, Moloka'i is the story of an extraordinary human drama, the full scope and pathos of which has never been told before in fiction. But Rachel's life, though shadowed by disease, isolation, and tragedy, is also one of joy, courage, and dignity. This is a story about life, not death; hope, not despair. It is not about the failings of flesh, but the strength of the human spirit.
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BeaG
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Woosah! I finished this one. It was a good read.

Jenken1998 It was great! 2w
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BeaG
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Embracing Hawaii as I listen to Moloka'i. I decided on an audiobook to get out of my slump. I chose this one and it instantly drew me in based on the setting. God's will, I will be in Honolulu for my 50th birthday in March. Trip already booked. #Hawaii5-0

Alfoster Woohoo! What a great B-day it will be!❤️ 2w
BeaG @Alfoster I'm sooo excited! 2w
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la_rose_noire
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Follow.my.read Such a great book, and beautiful cover as well! 3w
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BriW
Moloka'i | Alan Brennert
Mehso-so

Historical fiction depicting Hawaii in the late 1800s-ish. It was pretty slow- but I liked it overall

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robinb
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This book is an amazing story of the power of the human spirit to overcome adversity and forge a life from seemingly impossible circumstances. A blend of fiction/nonfiction, I learned quite a bit about the stigma and early treatment of leprosy (Hansen‘s Disease) in Hawaii (timeframe 1890s-1970).

It includes both religious and pagan beliefs as well as the politics and misinformation surrounding the disease and the colony on Moloka‘i. ⬇️⬇️

robinb Its heroine, a young Hawaiian named Rachel, who is diagnosed at age 7 and forcibly sent into exile, is a character that will stay with me for awhile. Her strength and resilience in the face of almost insurmountable odds is a testament to how much the human spirit can overcome. ⬇️⬇️
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robinb It‘s a beautiful story (yes, sad...keep the tissue nearby) of family, both the one you‘re born into and the one you make as you travel your life‘s path. Gorgeous writing and a cast of characters that truly come to life. 4.5/5⭐️

#LMPBC
@Crazeedi , @megnews , @Kdgordon88 , @suvata
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BookNAround I enjoyed this one but haven‘t read the sequel yet. 1mo
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robinb @BookNAround it‘s on my TBR! 👍😊 1mo
robinb @Kdgordon88 I just wanted to let you know that I‘ll be putting this beauty in the mail to you either tomorrow or Monday. I‘ll send it via media mail, so it‘ll probably take about a week to reach you. I wanted to go ahead and get it off to you as I‘ll be out of town most of next week. Enjoy! 😊 @Crazeedi , @megnews , @suvata #LMPBC 3w
Kdgordon88 I will keep an eye out for it. Thanks! Diane, Wunderland will be on its way early next week. @Crazeedi @megnews 3w
Crazeedi @Kdgordon88 ty! @megnews I will be putting the other alcott in mail soon too, I have gotten rather behind this month and I'm away next Monday to Thursday so I'll mail next weekend, sorry I'm so late this month! 3w
Crazeedi @robinb glad you enjoyed 3w
Kdgordon88 Sorry I am late in letting you know it arrived. Looking forward to starting it next week after getting our daughter moved. 2w
robinb @Kdgordon88 No worries! Good luck with the move. Hope it goes smoothly! 2w
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robinb
Moloka'i | Alan Brennert
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For anyone interested, this one is on US Kindle sale today...it‘s a good one! 😊

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Jerdencon
Moloka'i | Alan Brennert
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1. I know the book is about a leper colony but I love Hawaii
2. Sunny and 70s (kinda perfect)
3. It‘s been so long since I dated lol - maybe when the guy spent the entire night arguing with me about any conversation topic - think his name was Todd 🤣
4. 1 son no pets
5. ❤️❤️
@howjessreads #friyayintro

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robinb
Moloka'i | Alan Brennert
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Next up is my #LMPBC September book. Such a beautiful cover! ❤️

@Crazeedi @megnews @Kdgordon88 @suvata

AlaMich Bring tissues. That‘s all I have to say. (Well, also that it‘s one of my favorite books!) 😭😉 1mo
robinb @AlaMich I have some nearby! 😊👍 1mo
Crazeedi I think you'll love it 1mo
robinb @Crazeedi 👍👍 1mo
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megnews
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I would have never picked this up to read myself but I‘m so glad @Crazeedi chose it for #LMPBC. Beautiful character, beautiful story in a beautiful place. Next up for #LMPBC: Finding Dorothy

#ReadingUsa2019 #Hawaii

Book 230/265 8/21/19

Crazeedi Yay!!!❣😍 2mo
megnews @robinb Moloka‘i is on its way. Should be there by the 4th. Hectic week and I just made it to the post office today. 1mo
robinb @megnews 👍😊 That‘s fine, I‘m working my way through this 600+ pager! 😳 1mo
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robinb @megnews @Crazeedi @Kdgordon88 Moloka‘i arrived today. 😊 (edited) 1mo
Crazeedi @robinb great!!😊 1mo
megnews @robinb Hope you enjoy it as much as I did! 1mo
megnews @robinb can‘t wait to hear how you like Where the Light Enters. I loved the first one and can‘t wait to read it! 1mo
robinb @megnews They were both wonderful! 😊 1mo
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Ladygodiva7
Moloka'i | Alan Brennert
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Just a couple of blondes...

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Ladygodiva7
Moloka'i | Alan Brennert
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Waiting for my husband‘s turn in truck pulling.

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mcctrish
Moloka'i | Alan Brennert
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What an amazing story! I loved the Hawaiian history and learning/understanding more about Leprosy/Hansen‘s Disease but mostly I loved Rachel

Amiable I loved this book, too 👍🏼 2mo
mcctrish @Amiable I feel like we should celebrate it with a trip to Hawaii 2mo
Amiable @mcctrish I‘m on board with that! Aloha! ✈️ 2mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 I loved this too. I need more Hawai‘ian reads. That culture just grabs me like it was my own. 2mo
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Moloka'i | Alan Brennert
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Panpan

I am of a very strong opinion that this would have been better off as non-fiction.

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mcctrish
Moloka'i | Alan Brennert
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Using my bookmark from Hawaii while reading a book set in Hawaii #nailedit #winning also excited to read this because it‘s a book that has been recommended to me by every book generator ever. But had never heard of it beyond that 🤷🏻‍♀️

Megabooks It‘s really good! 2mo
mcctrish @Megabooks I am really enjoying it so far. I really don‘t understand leprosy 2mo
CouronneDhiver I‘m working on this one too. 2mo
mcctrish @CouronneDhiver we can be reading sisters 👯 2mo
CouronneDhiver Sounds great 👍🏽 2mo
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megnews
Moloka'i | Alan Brennert
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Diving in to my next #LMPBC book.

suvata Great book 📖 2mo
Megabooks Enjoy! 2mo
Crazeedi Hope you enjoy!! 2mo
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megnews
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Look what I got in the mail today @Crazeedi !!!

#LMPBC

robinb @Kdgordon88 I have finished my book but still need to write up some notes and get it packaged and ready to go. So I‘m looking at getting it to the PO on Monday! 3mo
Kdgordon88 @robinb Looking forward to it! @Crazeedi I have finished Finding Dorothy and should have it on its way to you Monday. 3mo
Crazeedi Glad it got there! Enjoy! 😍 3mo
Crazeedi @Kdgordon88 sounds good! Looking forward!👋❤ 3mo
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Crazeedi
Moloka'i | Alan Brennert
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4.5⭐ #LMPBC round6 @suvata
@megnews @Kdgordon88 @robinb
I finished this book today. It's a lovely story of Rachel, afflicted with leprosy (now Hansen's Disease) at age 7. I loved everything about this story, the language, the myths, the culture. It will be headed your way tomorrow Megan!

jb72 That story was very good. 3mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 I love Alan Brennert. 3mo
suvata Loved that book too 3mo
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Megabooks I love this book! 3mo
megnews I‘ll finish Wunderland this weekend and send it on its way to @robinb 3mo
robinb @megnews I should be done as well with my pick over the weekend. Can send it on to @Kdgordon88 on Monday. 😊 3mo
Crazeedi @megnews ❤👍 3mo
Crazeedi @robinb ❤👍 3mo
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Crazeedi
Moloka'i | Alan Brennert
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#LMPBC #round06 @suvata
@robinb @megnews @Kdgordon88
I'm halfway through my first book! I hope you all enjoy it as much as I am. The first part is heart rendering but a great story!

ladym30 Love this book!❤️ 3mo
Soubhiville I loved this too 💜 3mo
Crazeedi @Soubhiville @ladym30 I just saw there is a sequel! 3mo
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ladym30 @Crazeedi Thanks 👍🏻! 3mo
robinb Looking forward to it! 😊 3mo
brit91 I love the cover of this book! It's beautiful!😍📚 3mo
Crazeedi @brit91 it is 3mo
princesspeanutsmommy I recently finished the sequel. This is still my fave but it was good. He's a favorite author of mine! 3mo
Crazeedi @princesspeanutsmommy I'm going to definitely read the sequel! 3mo
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Crazeedi
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Thank you so much Cindy! I'm going to use this for the #LMPBC round! You are so very kind and thoughtful @Cinfhen
#friendsaroundtheworld
#listyfriendsarethebest

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
Megabooks Such a good book and friend! 3mo
Crazeedi @Megabooks most certainly! Can't wait to read! And litsy friends are the best!! 3mo
Cinfhen So happy it finally got there!!! It‘s a good book for the markup group. Lots to think about. And thank you @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Megabooks 😘😘#SharingIsCaring 3mo
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Jenken1998
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Excellent historical fiction. 1890-1950s Hawaii history centered around a young girl forced into the famous leper colony on Moloka'i. We grow up with her and other colony inhabitants who become her "Ohana". It's a heartbreaking piece of Hawaiian history that i knew little about. Enjoyed this one

CouronneDhiver Im just starting this one - finally! Your review makes me happy to get into it 3mo
Jenken1998 @CouronneDhiver Happy Reading! 3mo
palmerspageturners One of my favorite books of all time! 3mo
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Crazeedi
Moloka'i | Alan Brennert
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@megnews @robinb @Kdgordon88 this is my choice, I think the wrong book is posted on our finalist pic

robinb What are the odds of more than one book with that title?! 🤣🤷🏻‍♀️ 4mo
megnews I‘m sorry @crazeedi! I didn‘t even see that one when I was looking. I‘ll fix it! 4mo
megnews Fixed! 4mo
Crazeedi @megnews I didn't even know there was another book with that title, I just noticed it was a different author! Thank you!! 4mo
Crazeedi @robinb especially an unusual name like that!! 4mo
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megnews
Moloka'i | Alan Brennert
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The final 4 for #LMPBC Round 6, Group I!

Crazeedi Yay!!!!👏👏💞💞💞 4mo
suvata Good picks 4mo
robinb 🎉🎉🎉🥳🥳🥳😍😍 Perfect! Thanks @megnews ! 💕 (edited) 4mo
Kdgordon88 So excited! Thanks @megnews 4mo
Crazeedi 👏👏❤️🎉 4mo
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Cinfhen
Moloka'i | Alan Brennert
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Spanning 80 years, this book is a saga full of Hawaiian history, culture, lore, legend and heartbreak. At age 7, Rachel Kalama is quarantined and separated from her family after determining she has a form of leprosy. She is eventually sent to a leper colony on the island of Kalaupapa, where she is to remain. Parts of this story were very dense & bleak but the determination of young Rachel from child to adulthood was triumphant & rewarding.

Cinfhen Thanks so much @BarbaraTheBibliophage for gifting me this book. I can‘t wait to tell my aunt I FINALLY read it!!! 4mo
Crazeedi Can't wait to Read this one! 4mo
AlaMich This book was so good. It requires a lot tissue however! 😭 4mo
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Cinfhen Do u want me to send it your way @Crazeedi ??? I think you‘d love it!!! It was good @AlaMich but I wasn‘t prepared for so much loss!!!!! It‘s very sad in some parts (edited) 4mo
Crazeedi @Cinfhen well that would be so thoughtful of you! What book can I send you in return??? 4mo
Cinfhen Nothing for now @Crazeedi I have LOTS to still catch up on xx 4mo
Crazeedi @Cinfhen thank you! If you see one youd like and I have the physical copy, let me know!!!! 4mo
Cinfhen Might be a few days before I get it out to you @Crazeedi but I‘ll keep u posted 4mo
Crazeedi @Cinfhen don't even worry, you have too much on your mind right now! As you said, I have lots of books to keep me busy! Just take care of that sweet husband of yours! 4mo
wen4blu One of my favorite books....I even made my bookclub read it! 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m glad you liked it—although the sadness isn‘t easy. 4mo
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Cinfhen
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Thought this book seemed appropriate as we enter day 9 of “isolation” 😣Hubs is beginning to feel better but still not sure what virus he was exposed to. In 1891, Hawaiian‘s after 5 centuries of existing without foreigners are exposed to so many new bacterias that the population plummeted from once over 250,000 people to less than 60,000 in a years time 😢😢😢

bookandbedandtea I'm glad your hubby is starting to improve. 🙏 4mo
Cinfhen Thanks so much @bookandbedandtea 😘me too!!!!! 4mo
GypsyKat Oh no! I had no idea you were going through this! I‘m so sorry! I hope he gets better soon! 💙🙏 4mo
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Cinfhen Thanks @GypsyKat 💜💜💜 4mo
CarolynM Glad to hear he's improving, hope it doesn't take too long before he's back to 100%🙂 4mo
LeahBergen I‘m glad he‘s on the mend (if only a little bit!) ❤️❤️❤️ Did they do any blood tests to figure out what it was? 4mo
merelybookish Wow! What a journey you've been on! Glad to hear there some improvement albeit slow. 4mo
Theaelizabet Glad to hear he‘s a bit better. Sending you good thoughts. 4mo
Cinfhen Dozens of tests, no answers @LeahBergen but the improvements are a huge step forward @Theaelizabet @merelybookish @CarolynM 🥰 4mo
Megabooks I hope your hubby is improving. 💗💗💗 Moloka‘i was a wonderful book for me. 4mo
Crazeedi Still watching your post Cindy. To keep up with hubby and you. Glad improvement, but the unknown root cause is frustrating I'll bet! Take care of yourself too, give your hubby best wishes and prayers from me! ❤😘💐 4mo
Freespirit Glad hubby is improving. I know we sometimes have patients in the ICU who we never discover the cause of their illness but they improve thankfully. Basically it‘s a case of symptom management whilst the body heals. 4mo
Hooked_on_books Pretty sure the same thing happened to the Mayans. Only they got wiped out completely. New diseases to an immune naive population are devastating. 4mo
BarbaraBB Scary though they don‘t know what bacteria got him but happy to know he is progressing! 4mo
TrishB Glad he‘s getting there!! 😘 4mo
Caroline2 That‘s so sad. I hope your husband recovers quickly though. 4mo
Cinfhen That‘s exactly what we are dealing with @Freespirit and while it IS very frustrating @Crazeedi @BarbaraBB seeing improvement is really a blessing @TrishB @Caroline2 @Megabooks ❤️ 4mo
Cinfhen And yes @Hooked_on_books the conquerers totally wiped out Mayan civilization. Read a GREAT book about that 4mo
Lcsmcat I‘m glad there‘s improvement. I hope as it continues it also speeds up. Hugs. 4mo
Hooked_on_books @Cinfhen I read that one too! Fabulous. 4mo
Blaire Glad to hear he is doing better. Wishing him a continued recovery. 4mo
CoffeeAndABook Hi Cindy!!! Thinking of you and your hunk of a man often!! I‘m hoping for an ever speedy recovery🙏🏻 I‘m glad to hear he‘s already improving, it shows his body is getting the hang of dealing with whatever it is. Ugh, I know having to treat him as contagious is super time consuming! I used to be a nurse & worked on a ward for infectious disease😷🧼🥼 Have they checked for fungi btw? I‘ve been reading about a new type that is going around... 👇🏼 4mo
CoffeeAndABook It might not even be that important anymore since it sounds like he‘s already on the mend! Have a good Sunday😘☀️🌸 4mo
Cinfhen Thanks so much @Blaire @Lcsmcat @CoffeeAndABook I‘m not really sure what he‘s been tested for but I know we are meeting with a rheumatologist tomorrow. Meanwhile he‘s slowly getting his strength and appetite back 🙏🏻 4mo
CoffeeAndABook That sounds good 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 🌈Have a good productive appointment tomorrow!!! 4mo
DebinHawaii Glad he's doing better but I am sure it is wearing on you both. Just FYI when I had my issue a year ago January, although the asthma ultimately brought me down, I had some kind of bacteria thing that triggered it that even though they had a ton of infectious disease doctors in there, they never could identify what is was. So you are right, focus on his improving health & getting his strength back is the important thing. Sending you 💜💜💜 4mo
DebinHawaii @Cinfhen and I love this book. Hope you enjoy it! 4mo
Cinfhen Thanks so much @DebinHawaii I just worry whatever attacked him once, could potentially return 😔but I‘m trying to stay positive and focus on his feeling better 😘 4mo
Blaire Hope the appointment goes well tomorrow. You will be in my thoughts. 4mo
rohit-sawant So glad he's feeling better. Hope he regains full health soon 💕 4mo
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CouronneDhiver
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Pretty cover from my #TBR 🌺☀️

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It‘s been a crumby reading week due to work changes and health issues. With all the corrective and preventative contraptions I‘ve been prescribed this year, I feel about 100 years old. 🧓🏼🙄

cobwebmoth I hope things improve for you soon! 6mo
Redwritinghood Hope you feel better soon and can read more. 6mo
BiblioLitten I hope everything works out soon. Hugs💕💕🧡 6mo
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TrishB Hope things improve 💕 6mo
Librarybelle Hope you feel better soon! 6mo
CouronneDhiver Aw, you are all too kind. I‘ll be fine... it‘s just a funny feeling to be 31 and lined up alongside seniors for fittings. Bring me a frilly cardigan and I‘ll fit right in. 😂😂 @cobwebmoth @Redwritinghood @BiblioLitten @TrishB @Librarybelle 6mo
mdhughes72 Wishing you good health!! 6mo
kspenmoll Take care of yourself- I am glad you have a vacation coming up!!💕 6mo
Mimi28 Sorry I am just now seeing this. I hope you feel better!! ❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
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Cinfhen
Moloka'i | Alan Brennert
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Thank you, my sweet friend @BarbaraTheBibliophage for sending me Molokai💜💜💜 and I LOVE your awesome card🌸🌺🌸 #LittensAreTheBest

sk888888 This is one of my all time favorite books. 7mo
Cinfhen My aunt who is an avid reader has been begging me to read this book for ages @sk888888 So Barbara was so sweet to send it to me 🥰 7mo
Reagan-reads I‘m reading Honolulu and really enjoying it. I better add this to my tbr! 7mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m glad it reached you! Now the big question is, how much reading time do you have on this trip? And how much room in your luggage home? 🌸🌺🌈🌈 7mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Reagan-reads I‘d like to read Honolulu also! (edited) 7mo
Mtroiano I loved Molokai! 7mo
AlaMich Tissues. You‘ll need tissues for 7mo
Cinfhen Glad to see lots of love for Molokai @AlaMich @Mtroiano @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Reagan-reads Although I just heard from my aunt that the sequel was only meh 7mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen I felt the same about the sequel. Didn‘t have the same magic. 7mo
Cinfhen That‘s disappointing @BarbaraTheBibliophage but my aunt still INSISTS I read Molokai and skip the sequel 🤪Thanks again for book #SharingIsCaring 😘😘😘😘 7mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage You‘re so welcome! 😘😘 7mo
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JHSiess
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When author Alan Brennert learned the history of the beautiful island of Moloka'i, he found a "compelling, true-life story that had never fully been told before." He created this stunning tale of Rachel, a 7-yr-old who is diagnosed with leprosy, forcibly torn from her family, & exiled to the leper colony on Moloka'i. His homage to Hawaii & its people spans 7 decades & is a rich, moving masterpiece. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Full review: https://tinyurl.com/y5l7o8q6

CouronneDhiver Can‘t wait to get my hands on this book! 8mo
JHSiess @CouronneDhiver I ugly cried. 😭 8mo
BookwormM Sounds great stacked 8mo
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Bourriquet76
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Book twelve from 2019 (finished it a few days ago)

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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled
Moloka'i | Alan Brennert
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Mehso-so

It was interesting.
I wasn‘t bored, but the breadth of time, history, and superficial characters didn‘t make me really feel anything.
It‘s like the author dropped a fictional character into a nonfiction book. And this has so many stellar reviews that I suppose I expected something more. Still, glad I read it and the subject matter was interesting.

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BarbaraTheBibliophage
Moloka'i | Alan Brennert
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Part chronicle of a disease, part life story, part travelogue—Moloka‘i has someone for most readers. It‘s heart wrenching sometimes, but with every sadness is a victory. If you‘ve lived with chronic illness like me, this may have special meaning for you. Highly recommend!

Second book in series pub date 2/19/19—already started the ARC.

Full review www.TheBibliophage.com
#thebibliophage2019
#remindsmeofmyhappyplace #whichishawaii #booked2019

4thhouseontheleft A 2nd book is coming out soon? I didn‘t know! I love this book. Right after I read it, I picked up a NF book on the same topic that is also excellent. (edited) 8mo
Cinfhen My aunt an avid reader just told me I have to read this book and she is MOST EXCITED about the new book!!!! 8mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft Thanks! Pub date for book 2 is soon! Here‘s another NF book you might like. 8mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen Want me to send you my copy?? 8mo
JSW Alan Brennert writes such thoughtful books. Always a good read. 👍🏼 8mo
Cinfhen That‘s so sweet xxxx @BarbaraTheBibliophage if I can‘t get it via the library I‘ll let u know!!! Thank you, my lovely friend 💕💕 8mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen Okay, it‘s a plan! 🥰 8mo
Cinfhen Sweet Barb, I‘d love to take you up on your offer🙏🏻💋 Hoopla, OverDrive & Libby don‘t own this book 🙁 I‘ll be in Florida in March if you‘d like to send it there xx thanks so much #LittensAreTheBest 8mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen Sounds perfect. Email me the details and I‘ll take care of it. 😎😘 8mo
Cinfhen Will do 😘you‘re the best 8mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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1. High today was 12 F
2. 75 F and sunny
3. 65 F
4. I will read anywhere in any temperature, as long as I am well and undisturbed!
5. I read about warm climates in winter! (No specific favorite reread, though.)

#helloThursday #polarvortex @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 💜 And stay warm! 🥶 8mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
Moloka'i | Alan Brennert
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Starting this one today while I wait for a client to get here. It was one of my very first #blameitonlitsy purchases. Too long ago. I‘m working on #MountTBR again this year!

This is me #remindsmeofmyhappyplace pick for #booked2019. Already I‘m wishing Inwas in Hawaii right now! 🌸🌸

ReadZenRites I enjoyed this one. 9mo
kyraleseberg I'm starting this one today also! 9mo
mcctrish This was a goodreads suggestion for me from when I first joined but I never knew of anyone who read it in real life so it just sits there at the back of my brain 9mo
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StephanieMarie This has been on my TBR for way too long as well! I picked it up at a used book sale a few years ago. Hope you enjoy it! 9mo
Sharpeipup I read his other book & loved it! Anxious to hear if this is as good.... 9mo
Soubhiville Such a good book! 9mo
sk888888 I absolutely loved this book - and Daughter of Molokai will be out this year, I‘ve pre-ordered it. Hope it is as good. 9mo
Acoleman I love this book! I had the pleasure of reading it while on vacation in Maui, sitting on the lanai with Molokai in view. One of my favorite reading experiences. Enjoy! 9mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @kyraleseberg Funny! I‘m glad to be in such good company. 🌸💞 9mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @ReadZenRites @Sharpeipup @Soubhiville @sk888888 @Acoleman I‘m glad to know it gets so much love! I have the ARC for the second book, so I figured I‘d better read this first. 🌸🤪 9mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @StephanieMarie @mcctrish I‘ll keep you posted on what I think! 9mo
AlaMich Keep the tissues handy. Trust me. 😭 9mo
Cinfhen GREAT choice for this prompt!!!!!! 9mo
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MandaChittles
Moloka'i | Alan Brennert
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Book haul from the Lifeline Bookfair - $23 for this lot. Sorry you‘re upside down Allison Pearson!

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Lauren.Archer
Moloka'i | Alan Brennert
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What a lush beautiful story that I had no idea existed until I saw that sequel was being published next month. This is literary fiction at it‘s best. I loved spending time with Rachel and learning about this situation in Hawaii I never would have known about.

lele1432 I didn't know about this book either until it was on sale on Apple books! It sounds great, I'll have to move it up on my TBR 9mo
Amiable I loved this book and didn't know there is a sequel! Thanks! 9mo
Megabooks A sequel! Fantastic! This is such a great book! 9mo
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AlaMich This book gutted me. It was so beautiful and heartbreaking and fascinating and many other things besides. 9mo
EmilyM I LOVED this book--can't wait for the sequel. His other book Honolulu is also really good. 9mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I just started this because I have the ARC for the sequel. Need some concentrated reading time soon! 9mo
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JHSiess
Moloka'i | Alan Brennert
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“I believe in the 'āina—the land & the sea & the air around us. When our ancestors first saw the fury of the surf or the angry fire spitting from volcanoes, they saw that there was a power to these things that they could not explain. They knew they had mana—power. And they do. . . . No land is more beautiful & therefore more powerful. I believe in Hawai'i. I believe in the land.”

(View of Molokai from my 11th floor lanai on Maui.)
🌴❤🌴❤🌴❤

Crazeedi What a glorious view you have, how fortunate you are!🌋 9mo
JHSiess @Crazeedi I am blessed to spend time on Maui often. I would move here if only I could afford it. But it is a land of no middle class. I can't pay $2 mil for a condo (with no garage) & exorbitant monthly fees. Average people struggle to survive, working 2 or 3 jobs with many people sharing the same house. That's not for me so I settle for visiting. 🌴❤ 9mo
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JHSiess
Moloka'i | Alan Brennert
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My son snapped this photo of Molokai in the distance. Looks like a postcard! ❤
🌴🐋🐳🐢🍹🌊🌞

Tanisha_A It does! 🌊 Beautiful! 9mo
Bookishthoughts Beautiful! 9mo
DarcysMom 😍😍😍 9mo
JennyM Wow 9mo
tournevis Lovely 9mo
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RBrandehoff
Moloka'i | Alan Brennert
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This book wasn‘t stellar, but its characters are endearing. Particularly Rachel, whose life stretches before you like aged canvas—beautiful and whole in parts, but tattered and worn at the edges with trauma and loss. Having grown up in Maui, the imagery in this book took me back to my childhood and I relished in the sweet remembrance of plumeria and a sense of community and love that I have only ever found in the islands.

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RBrandehoff
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“No land is more beautiful, and therefore more powerful. That is what I believe in, Aouli. I believe in Hawai'i. I believe in the land."

-Haleola

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TheBookStacker
Moloka'i | Alan Brennert
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We made it, I probably won‘t be posting much but I plan to read at the beach as often as possible. 😍

DivineDiana Gorgeous! Have fun! 14mo
Tanisha_A Postcard perfect! Have a great time! 14mo
ju.ca.no Sound heavenly! Enjoy! 14mo
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MicheleinPhilly Wow! Enjoy! 14mo
CouronneDhiver 😍😍😍 13mo
BarbaraBB Looks perfect. And I think you deserve some time off. Enjoy 💕 13mo
erzascarletbookgasm 😍 Enjoy! 13mo
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Eggbeater
Moloka'i | Alan Brennert
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I didn't find it to be an exciting book, but I was invested in the characters and their relationships. The book also inspired me to do research on my own into Hansen's disease. More education on a topic I was unfamiliar with is always good.

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Eggbeater
Moloka'i | Alan Brennert
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Trying to relax and read the tagged book while the above hound is insisting on attention. Guess which one's winning?
Having trouble with this book because it goes for long stretches with nothing exciting happening, but I am already halfway through, so I want to finish.

#dogsoflitsy
#houndsoflitsy

JoScho Sweet baby ❤️ 14mo
DGRachel 😍🐶😊 14mo
BethM 😍 14mo
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Jiniki16
Moloka'i | Alan Brennert
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Rachel is such a strong, curious, understanding girl/woman I have ever read. It‘s a great story to read!

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Areader2
Moloka'i | Alan Brennert
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This was an awesome book, if you haven‘t read it you should ! 🌸one of my all time favorites !🤓📚

JulAnna I agree! I learned so much from this book! 1y
Areader2 @JulAnna oh I know me too! 1y
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Traci1
Moloka'i | Alan Brennert
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I haven't read this one yet, but I've heard nothing but good things about it. Have you read it?

#aprilbookishmadness #titlestartswithm

Areader2 This book is awesome one of my favorites!📖🤓 2y
Reecaspieces If loved this book! 2y
Carolhreads What is it about ? 2y
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Alfrazier21 I got it on kindle for $1.99 a few months ago, but still haven‘t read it 😬 2y
JHSiess Since #I❤Hawaii & go to #Maui as often as possible (3-4 times per year), this intrigues me. Must check it out. 2y
Traci1 @Areader2 @Reecaspieces I'm so glad to hear more positive things. Can't wait to read it. 😊 2y
Traci1 @Carolhreads it's about a little girl who contracts leprosy and is forced to leave her home in Honolulu during the late 19th century. 2y
Traci1 @JHSiess I spent my 21st birthday (a bit longer ago than I care to admit) on Honolulu, but I haven't been back. I'd love to go with my husband, who's never been, and visit the other islands. 2y
Areader2 This is a fictional story but some of it is based on real accounts that happened on the island of Molokai,which makes this book even more interesting. 2y
Traci1 @Areader2 I didn't realize that. I'm hoping I can get to it in the next couple of weeks. 2y
ladym30 Loved it! 2y
shanaqui Looking this up, I learned why there's such a fuss about Saint Damian in the town my wife lives (Leuven)! I love the way books connect to real things like this. 💜 2y
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Blaire
Moloka'i | Alan Brennert
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This novel follows the life of Rachel Kalama from the time she is 7 years old and sent away from her family to the island of Molokai after contracting leprosy. She must make her own life and family on the island. Addresses the history of Hawaii, the treatment of leprosy, and the bonds of ohana. Rachel and her papa‘s love will stay with me. #aprilbookishmadness #childprotagonist #booked2018 #flowersonthecover

Blaire For some reason the kindle cover doesn‘t have flowers on the cover but I know the paperback does. 🌺 🌸 🌺 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I have the paperback on my shelf. It does have flowers! 2y
Cinfhen Haha 😂 it‘s such an iconic cover 🌼🌸🌺 2y
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Blaire @cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage I wonder if because it‘s older kindle didn‘t have as many as the actual covers? Who knows...but I‘ll count it. 😍 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I think it‘s up to the publisher, but maybe they do have an “old technology” version. We‘re counting it though! 2y
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Blaire
Moloka'i | Alan Brennert
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Love a little reading coincidence...finishing up Molokai on April 1st for #booked2018 #flowersonthecover and it is also April fool‘s day in the book.

callielafleur I loved this book. 2y
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BookishMe
Moloka'i | Alan Brennert
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#TBR for the next quarter of #Booked2018
Need to complete the current reads for Feminist Classic and Body Positive (which I hadn't expect to read) and I am ready to move on
(as soon as I complete my choice for 1001books ;))

Cinfhen Nice❣️❣️❣️you have some wonderful books on the horizon 😍so glad this “challenge” is pushing you to read books you never would have tried before 🙌🏻😁 2y
BookishMe @Cinfhen yes, while I am open to authors new to me and the likes, I like how such prompts open my eyes to wider range of books waiting for my attention ;D 2y
4thhouseontheleft Moloka‘i is such a great book! 2y
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BookishMe @4thhouseontheleft I had read first few chapters on Google books (or was it Amazon app? ;)) and have been intrigued since. Looking forward to completing it soon ;D 2y
4thhouseontheleft @BookishMe If you like it, a great nonfiction follow up to Moloka‘i is 2y
BookishMe @4thhouseontheleft thank you! Yes I am usually keen to find out the history behind such stories and places. Will look up the recco 💓💓 2y
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Blueberry
Moloka'i | Alan Brennert
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This is what I brought home from our monthly Friends of the Library booksale plus 16 Vogue Knitting magazines....and two Meyer lemons.
@NataliePatalie

SilversReviews Great stack of books. Love the lemons. 2y
azulaco I have Moloka‘i on my Scribd TBR list. I‘m looking forward to it. 2y
EvieBee What a nice stack! Molokai! 2y
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Jas16
Moloka'i | Alan Brennert
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I am going with a book set on an 🏝for today. I cannot believe that this is still on my TBR. I am rescuing it from the kitchen cupboard and adding it to the stack by my bed. #emojinov #🏝📚

AlaMich I loved this, but have some tissues handy!! 😭 2y
callielafleur I loved this book so much. 2y
UrsulaMonarch Ooo this has been on my shelf for a while now... 2y
GlassAsDiamonds Ooohhh.... I forgot I had this too! May need to dig it out as well 😊😊😊 2y
DebinHawaii Such a good book! 📚👍 2y
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CoffeeCatsBooks
Moloka'i | Alan Brennert
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When leprosy, now called Hansen‘s disease, came to the islands, it was devastating to the Hawaiians who had no natural resistance. They called it the separating disease as it tore families apart since the authorities sent all those with the disease to Kalapapa, a quarantine settlement, on Moloka‘i Island.

A rose colored mark on 7 year old Rachel Kalama‘s skin will also tear her from her family.

Very moving book.😿⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#readathon

Mollyanna This is one of my favorite books! 2y
CoffeeCatsBooks @Mollyanna It got a ton of love on LibraryThing years ago and I‘ve been meaning to read it since then. So good! 2y
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