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Author: Alan Brennert
This richly imagined novel, set in Hawai'i more than a century ago, is an extraordinary epic of a little-known time and place---and a deeply moving testament to the resiliency of the human spirit. Rachel Kalama, a spirited seven-year-old Hawaiian girl, dreams of visiting far-off lands like her father, a merchant seaman. Then one day a rose-color...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781429943239
ISBN-10: 1429943238
Publication Date: 12/1/2008
Pages: 616
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.

4.4 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 0
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Helpful Score: 4
A very engrossing meld of fact and fiction. The facts cover the creation of the leprosarium on Molokai in the mid 1800's and its history up until the late 1900s. The fiction chronicles the life of a leper from age 6 until her death in her 80's. Recommend!
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Helpful Score: 4
Touching and sad profile of life for a young Hawaiian girl diagnosed with Leprosy at the turn of the century. An intimate glimpse into the lives of those banished to the leper colony on Moloka'i. You'll enjoy the read even more if you've been to the islands.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is a very sad but beautiful story.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book was rich with character development. The author is adept at bringing the reader into the story. I felt the emotions that the characters were experiencing and was transformed into the island setting! I couldn't put the book down.
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