Honolulu

Honolulu

Book - 2009
Average Rating:
9
1
Rate this:
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312360405
0312360401
Branch Call Number: FIC Bren
Characteristics: 360 p.

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

c
cknightkc
May 16, 2016

HONOLULU is wonderful historical fiction set during the first half of the 20th century. With strong female characters, author Alan Brennert skillfully weaves real persons and events into the storyline. The reader will gain new appreciation for the peoples and forces that helped shape present-day Hawaii. Issues of race and immigration are proven to be as contentious then as they are now. I highly recommend this book if you’re planning a trip to the Islands - it greatly enhanced my recent visit - or are just looking for an easy, summer read. A good choice for book groups, as well.

b
brangwinn
May 16, 2016

I loved this book as much as I loved Brennert's Molika'i. His ability to capture the experiences of many Honolulu,s early residents through the eyes of one Korean picture bride shows his skill as a writer.

a
aniel
Jul 29, 2014

Loved this book - learned about some of the history of Hawaii.

JCLChrisF Apr 19, 2013

This historical fiction highlights personal struggle and the friendship of women woven within the fascinating past of beautiful Hawaii.
An easy read, always recommended for those seeking just a good story and a great pick for book clubs

d
das1956
Sep 29, 2012

Good story about a Korean woman's
life after becoming a picture bride for a man in Hawaii. Read in Bethany.

s
Steve_Read
Aug 22, 2012

Excellent book. Well written & researched. Reminds me of a couple of sections of Hawaii by James Michener - Another excellent book.
Mollokai' i by Brennert is also very good but the saddest I have ever read. A real tear-jerker which, in my experience, is unusual in a book. Keep a box of tissues beside you.

r
Ridgerunner07
Aug 11, 2012

A well-crafted story that reveals the imperfections of paradise; a superb springboard for further investigation of the island's history.

e
Eil_1
Apr 11, 2011

A wonderful story of struggle and love

PhylBee Mar 08, 2011

I enjoyed this book very much. It enlightened me as to the history of this beautiful city in our 50th state.

Age

Add Age Suitability

t
tessyjay
Feb 22, 2011

tessyjay thinks this title is suitable for 25 years and over

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at CHPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top