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Daughter of Moloka'i
Daughter of Moloka'i | Alan Brennert
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asterese
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Finally got the break I needed this weekend. No notes, no lectures, just books. And a whole lot of swimming, eating, and exploring under the sun. 🐠🌺🧀😊

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paulareadsallthetime
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Such a beautiful book. This author has really touched my soul. This is the story of how Ruth and her family end up in internment camps with other Japanese who are living in the US. It also follows the reunion of Rachel with the daughter she was forced t give up at birth. So heartwarming and heartbreaking.

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la_rose_noire
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Trying to read!!! 🤣🤣🤣

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la_rose_noire
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Reading with the quilt my mom made and offered me for Christmas. 💕☕❄ 📖
#holidayread #currentlyreading #christmasgift

Cuilin Two beautiful covers. ❤️ 2y
robinb Beautiful! 2y
Deblovestoread Love the quilt! 2y
la_rose_noire Thank you @Cuilin @robinb @Kdgordon88 ! It's so comfy as well ! 2y
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la_rose_noire
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Reading past my bedtime is my favorite holiday activity😍.
#bookmarks #birdsoflitsy #coffee

mom2bugnbee Tell me about your bird! 😍 2y
la_rose_noire @mom2bugnbee Bali is a double yellow headed amazon parrot. She sings and talks a lot. She really enjoys staying with me with me when I read. 😍 2y
mom2bugnbee I love her! 😍 2y
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la_rose_noire
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I read Moloka'i a couple years ago after a trip to Hawaii and I really enjoyed it. I can't wait to see what this one has to offer ! #hawaii #covercrush

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Amiable
Daughter of Moloka'i | Alan Brennert
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Trying to read my e-book while waiting at the eye doctor. It‘s difficult with only one eye dilated, though. I feel like Popeye. And it‘s not helpful that I‘m totally irritated because it‘s 90 minutes past my scheduled appointment time and I‘m still in the waiting room. 😤

Tattooedteacher Sounds like you‘re at my dr. Don‘t like waiting for scheduled appointment. I feel for ya. 2y
QuietlyLaura I hate waiting rooms. Make sure they know you‘re still there! 2y
Amiable @Tattooedteacher @QuietlyLaura I finally made it in—2 hours past my appointment time! 😖 They used the excuse that it‘s busy because of the holidays. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2y
cozypunk Wowza, that's a long wait. Glad that the weekend is ahead of you! 2y
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Marquis784
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“Kalaupapa had evolved from a “given grave” where the afflicted could only wait for death to a place where people lived as well as died.”

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Marquis784
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Originally published in 2004, Moloka‘i by Alan Brennert provides a richly detailed history of Rachel Kalama‘s life in a leper colony on Moloka‘i, Hawai‘i during 1891-1948. Daughter of Moloka‘i provides a parallel history from the perspective experienced by Ruth Utagawa during 1891-1948. The historical aspects of life during these years are well-researched which allows the reader to understand the hardships and devastation of the time.

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Mollyanna
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The follow-up to the wonderful Moloka‘i. What can I say... Brennert is so talented, weaving a tale of longing, want, love and loyalty. It was beautifully written and made me feel like a member of Ruth‘s family.

This was my second finish for #jubilantjuly, which I finished with 414 pages (not quite my goal, but I‘ll take it). This is also Book 6 for #15books15weeks and another #bookspinbingo book. Whew, multitasking is hard 😉

Andrew65 That‘s brilliant! Well done. 👏👏👏🙌🥳🍾🥂 Thanks for playing along. (edited) 2y
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 2y
Mollyanna @Andrew65 Thanks for hosting! Love these longer readathons. Hope they continue! 2y
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Mollyanna @TheAromaofBooks Thank you! 🤞🏻 I should get a bingo soon! 2y
Andrew65 @Mollyanna Planning to do one in the middle of each month. 😊 2y
Mollyanna @Andrew65 Woohoo! 2y
Mollyanna @TheAromaofBooks I just realized this was my #bookspin for the month. I was so focused on how to get a bingo that I lost track ☺️ 2y
TheAromaofBooks Swept up in the challenge! I like it! 😂 2y
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umbrellagirl
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Thank you for the ARC, Goodreads!

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Sarahandhella
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I have kept myself very busy this week, now time to sit and read. I finished my #aworldofhearts window art yesterday. Now I read and wait for the real hummingbirds to arrive. I loved Moloka‘i, so I am excited to know more about Ruth‘s life.

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Kshakal
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OriginalCyn620 👍🏻❤️🌺 3y
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Smrloomis
Daughter of Moloka'i | Alan Brennert
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Kindle deal (in the US at least) 🥳

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umbrellagirl
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Always nice to wake up to one of these emails!

Sace 🎉🎉🎉 3y
Amiable Ooh, I loved “Molokai”—didn‘t know a sequel was in the works! 3y
Crazeedi Cant wait to read this one 3y
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umbrellagirl @Amiable I‘ll need to look for the first one at the library before I read this one. 3y
umbrellagirl @Crazeedi I have been seeing positive feedback so I‘m excited 3y
umbrellagirl @Sace 😀😀😀 3y
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Jnnlb
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Full review at thejwordpress.wordpress.com
The hours that I spent reading the novel have turned to images in my memory that will last a lifetime.
Brennart‘s greatest gift to the novel is his ability to deeply and deftly describe the places and people so that we are transported to that time and local. We feel her sadness, we celebrate her joy and fulfillment. We won‘t forget her. You can‘t ask for more than that in a novel. #daughterofmolokai

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aliasNayNay
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Daughter of Molokai is rich in historical detail, with the leper colony on Molokai, World War II, Japanese internment camps, and racial discrimination, they are all backdrops which this novel is written. The characters are beautifully drawn, the emotions are deeply felt, and the story of love, honor and respect is very uplifting. I loved everything about this book, I highly recommended reading this beautiful story.

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Shadowfat
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I really got into this story. It tells the story of Ruth, who was sent to an orphanage as an infant, who grow up with a Japanese family during world war II. Throughout her life Ruth has to figure out what it means to be hapa. Sometimes it was a little dry but overall I enjoyed it.

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Jee_HookedOnBookz
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Mehso-so

Between a pick and a so-so for me. I definitely prefer Moloka'i. It was more well-paced. That said, it's still a great sequel, well-researched and in my opinion, can be read as a stand-alone.

Full review on my blog.

Thank you #Netgalley and #StMartinsPress for a free eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Reecaspieces I couldn‘t finish it. Way too slow and simple. 4y
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Reecaspieces I can totally understand that... 4y
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Floresj
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Mehso-so

I liked the exposure to Japanese culture, Hawaiian culture, leprosy, family, and Japanese internment camps of the story. I didn‘t like the dialogue between the characters throughout most of the book- it just felt overly perfect. Strong 3 stars or a weak 4 star book- liked it but didn‘t love it.

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Sahar
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I read Moloka‘i a few years ago and loved it. The story stayed with me...So when Alan Brennert came out with this next read—I couldn‘t wait. From the very first paragraph, I was glued to my seat.
Trying to make this delicious read last as long as possible by only allowing myself to read while waiting 📖 at the bus stop... 🚌

kyraleseberg Oooh I can't wait to hear what you think! I read Moloka'i because you spoke so highly of it and I absolutely loved both books. 4y
Sahar @kyraleseberg Did you?! 🥰 Awww— Savoring the chapters... I‘ll let you know when I‘m done— 😘❣️ 4y
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JHSiess
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Daughter of Molokai is a worthy successor to Alan Brennert's beloved Molokai. It's the emotionally rich story of Ruth, the daughter Rachel was forced to give up, & her search for an identity. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Full review: https://tinyurl.com/y5ps7ua8

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Luvtoread
Daughter of Moloka'i | Alan Brennert
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Compelling and sad historical fiction. Telling the story of Rachel‘s daughter, Ruth, this is a companion novel to Moloka‘i and while it was a good, emotional read, I didn‘t connect as well with the characters. Daughter of Moloka‘i stands up on its own, so you don‘t need to have read Moloka‘i to understand and appreciate this. I voluntarily reviewed an eARC copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley.

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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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I adored Moloka‘i, so I wanted to love this just as much. But it just didn‘t have the same magic. Still, it‘s a pick because Brennert does a great job of portraying the Japanese-American experience in the 1940s. I learned a lot, but also felt lectured to, as the author piled historical and cultural info on top of the story. Weak pick or strong so-so.

Full review www.TheBibliophage.com
#thebibliophage2019 #thanksnetgalley

JulAnna Hmm, I really liked Moloka‘i as well. Not sure if I will stack this. Thanks for the review. 4y
wordzie I'm about half away through Molokai 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @JulAnna You‘re welcome. Parts of this book are quite good, so I didn‘t pan it by any means. It just didn‘t have the magic of the first book. 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @wordzie Aww. Isn‘t it good? See my note above about this one. ⬆️ 4y
Jee_HookedOnBookz I felt the same way too! 4y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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I‘m super happy to have an ARC for this. I just finished the first book, and am thrilled to dive right into this one. 🌸🌸

bookish_wookish Ooooo i loved the first one! Excited that there will be another one. 4y
Mollyanna Loved Molokai! Hopefully this is as good. 4y
AlaMich I didn‘t know there was a sequel!! 😀 4y
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kyraleseberg Haha, we're book twins again! I just finished Moloka'i last week and started the sequel today. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on it! 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @bookish_wookish @Mollyanna I hope so too! You know I‘ll post here. The book comes out on 2/19. 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @AlaMich I‘m excited—because there‘s a big gap in the first book right before the last chapter. 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @kyraleseberg Nice! It‘s good to be twins so we can talk about stuff in detail if we want. 🙌🏻♥️ 4y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Im reading the first one now👍 4y
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AmyReadsAlot
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This is a historical fiction saga filled with both warming moments as well as heartbreaking ones. Great attention was given to accurately portray the Japanese culture & I just loved Ruth‘s adoptive family. Their time together was moving, complex, & loving. I came to adore every character. Overall, this is a touching coming of age story that is both poignant & meaningful. Full review at www.thegenreminx.com #bookreviewer #TheGenreMinxBookReviews

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JHSiess
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Q. 28: Will you swear unqualified allegiance to the USA…& forswear any form of allegiance or obedience to the Japanese emperor, or other foreign government, power, or organization?
“We Japanese value fidelity and honor above all. If I reject allegiance to Japan, I will become a man without a country, & possibly a traitor to be executed. If I reject allegiance to America, I will either be segregated or deported. The second choice seems less fatal.”

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JHSiess
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About my home: "Outside the train window a landscape grander than he expected was rolling past. The Southern Pacific Railroad cut through the plains south of Sacramento like stitches through a floral quilt; on either side of the train were fields embroidered with pink, yellow, blue, & violet wildflowers, fertile vineyards bursting with fruit, & acre upon acre of strawberry plants, their green bouquets extending in long rows to the horizon."???

Areader2 ❤️ cannot wait to read this !!! 4y
JHSiess @Areader2 I absolutely loved Molokai & the sequel is living up to it. Part of the story takes place in Florin, California, about 30 miles north of Lodi, which is where I live. Lodi is wine country -- there are about 85 wineries here. Formerly known for its lush Flame Tokay table grapes (mentioned in the book), Lodi now produces more Zinfandels than any other region. 🍇🍷 4y
Areader2 Oh wow that is awesome! 4y
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Bourriquet76
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Sixth book of 2019, #arc from #netgalley

CocoReads I absolutely loved Molokai! 4y
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TheNextBook
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I made it a 3rd of the way through and stopped. I didn‘t care for the pacing. The character development wasnt bad but the world building was. I also felt like this didnt need to be connected to Moloka‘i at all. This could have just been the story of a hapa (half hawaiian, half japansese) person and left if at that. I also thought this is a story that needs to be written...
Thanks Netgalley for this book in exhange for an honest review.

TheNextBook By someone who is hapa or Hawaiian or Japanese. That way the subtle nuances of the culture could be explored. This was not that. This was an attempt at flushing out the nuances of a culture but it wasn‘t succesful in my opinion. I enjoyed the first book but now I‘m scared to reread it. Scared it may have the same flaws in it that hampered me from enjoying this book. 4y
Reecaspieces Have you read Moloka‘i? I loved that one. I have this one from Netgalley due up soon. So now I am not so sure 😳🤷🏻‍♀️ 4y
TheNextBook @Reecaspieces I have read Moloka‘i and I actually really enjoyed it. And now I‘m scared to ever read it again because this one has some major flaws and I just could not get into it at all. 4y
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Reecaspieces @TheNextBook I hate that! Thanks for sharing! 4y
Cortg Bummer! I put this on hold earlier today at the library before the hold list gets long. I really enjoyed Moloka‘i. 😕 4y
Blaire That‘s too bad. I also really loved 4y
TheNextBook @Cortg @Blaire I‘m super disappointed. Someone else may love it but the world building and pacing are two huge problems in this novel and I just couldnt get into it. At all. Easy enough to read but I wasnt enjoying at all 4y
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TheNextBook
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Started reading this today. I‘m in two minds about it. I liked Moloka‘i even though I read it forever ago. This one is set on Oahu right now and it‘s the story of a young girl born to parents who had leprosy. She was brought to an orphanage when she showed no signs of leprosy for a year. It‘s not that interesting yet...

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LibraryCin
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I really liked this, though I have to admit, I wasn‘t as interested later on in the book when Rachel came back into the picture. Maybe that would have been different if it hadn‘t been so long since I‘d read the first book, I‘m not sure. It was interesting learning about the Japanese culture, as Ruth learned, and later there was some about the Hawaiian culture, as well. Cont in comments...

LibraryCin The most interesting parts of the book to me was when Ruth and her family were in the internment camps. That wasn‘t completely new to me, but it was the best part of the book for me. I do feel like this one could stand-alone without having read the first book 4y
Blueberry I didn't know that Molokai'i had a sequel. 4y
LibraryCin @Blueberry i got mine was from netgalley. It is set to be published in february 2019. Watch for it! 4y
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