Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Spotlight and Giveaway of MOLOKA'I and DAUGHTER OF MOLOKA'I


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All information in this post is courtesy of Rebecca Lang of St. Martin's.
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Brennert’s debut novel, Moloka’i was a book club sensation and national bestseller. His readers have long asked for a follow-up and he has finally answered the call.  

DAUGHTER OF MOLOKA’I returns to the world of his first book, revisiting the characters and locations that made Moloka’i such a success and introducing a host of new characters that readers will fall in love with.
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St. Martin's is Celebrating The Release With Giveaways Of Both Books for ONE lucky reader:

MOLOKA′I

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DAUGHTER OF MOLOKA′I
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Praise for MOLOKA′I: 

“A dazzling historical novel.” The Washington Post

Moloka'i is a haunting story of tragedy in a Pacific paradise.” Robert Morgan, author of Gap Creek

“Alan Brennert draws on historical accounts of Kalaupapa and weaves in traditional Hawaiian stories and customs.... Moloka'i is the story of people who had much taken from them but also gained an unexpected new family and community in the process.” Chicago Tribune

“[An] absorbing novel...Brennert evokes the evolution of--and hardships on--Moloka'i in engaging prose that conveys a strong sense of place.” National Geographic Traveler

“Moving and elegiac.” Honolulu Star-Bulletin

“Compellingly original...Brennert's compassion makes Rachel a memorable character, and his smooth storytelling vividly brings early twentieth-century Hawai'i to life.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A stunning story of hope...captivating." Woman's World
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About MOLOKA′I: 

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-colored mark appears on her skin, and those dreams are stolen from her. Taken from her home and family, Rachel is sent to Kalaupapa, the quarantined leprosy settlement on the island of Moloka'i. Here her life is supposed to end---but instead she discovers it is only just beginning.

With a vibrant cast of vividly realized characters, Moloka'i is the true-to-life chronicle of a people who embraced life in the face of death. Such is the warmth, humor, and compassion of this novel that "few readers will remain unchanged by Rachel's story" (mostlyfiction.com).
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Praise for DAUGHTER OF MOLOKA'I:

“Emotional, gripping...[a] deeply moving novel. In Brennert’s skilled hands, Ruth’s story is powerful and urgent.” 
—Publishers Weekly
“Compellingly told and strikes all the right emotional notes... A historically solid, ultimately hopeful novel about injustice, survival, and unbreakable family bonds.”—Booklist

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ABOUT DAUGHTER OF MOLOKA′I: 
DAUGHTER OF MOLOKA'I is a richly emotional story about personal discovery and the bonds of family.
It is also an unfortunately timely story. The anti-immigrant sentiment growing in certain sectors of U.S. society today mirrors unfounded fears about Japanese immigrants in the early 20th century.
There are sobering parallels between the internment of 110,000 Japanese Americans during WWII and the children and families who are now being detained and separated at the southern U.S. border.
Through Brennert’s deeply realized characters and vivid prose, readers will feel the injustice and prejudice that still runs rampant in contemporary society. They will also be swept up by a powerful, and ultimately, triumphant story.
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About the Author:

Alan Brennert.Author Photo.Credit David Wells
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ALAN BRENNERT is the author of Honolulu and Moloka′i, which was a 2006-2007 BookSense Reading Group Pick and won the 2006 Bookies Award for the Book Club Book of the Year. 

He won an Emmy Award and a People’s Choice Award for his work as a writer-producer on the television series L.A. Law, and he has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award and for the Writers Guild of America Award for Outstanding Teleplay of the Year. 

His story “Ma Qui” won a Nebula Award. He lives in Southern California, but his heart is in Hawai′i.
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GIVEAWAY: 

I am partnering with Rebecca Lang of St. Martin's for this giveaway.
USA ONLY
February 19 - 26
Enter here
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Monday, February 18, 2019

It's Monday!! What Are YOU Reading? - 2/18/2019

 http://bookdate.blogspot.com/
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I hope you had a great reading week.  
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This is a weekly meme hosted by Kathryn at BOOK DATE!

Post the books completed, the books you are currently reading, and the books you hope to finish at some point.
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Books Completed:

BEAUTIFUL BAD by Annie Ward - review will be on March 19, 2019.

Dragged a bit, but a good ending.

 
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IN ANOTHER TIME by Jillian Cantor - review will be on March 6, 2019.

A beautiful, must read.
 
 
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BEAUTIFUL STRANGERS by Camille Di Maio - review will be on March 5, 2019 - finished on February 7.

An all-around gem...don't miss reading it.

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WOMAN 99 by Greer MacAllister - review will be in March 1, 2019 - finished February 1.

This book was very good.

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THE BEANTOWN GIRLS by Jane Healey - review is in the book's title.

This book is a GEM...LOVED it.

 
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THE HUNTING PARTY by Lucy Foley - review is in the book's title.

  
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Book Currently Reading:

THE LIBRARY OF LOST AND FOUND by Phaedra Patrick - review will be on March 26.

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Books Up Next:

THE LAST YEAR OF THE WAR by Susan Meissner - review will be on March 27, 2019.
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WHEN WE LEFT CUBA by Chanel Cleeton - review will be on  April 8, 2019.

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THE BOOKSHOP OF THE BROKEN HEARTED by - review will be on April 9, 2019.

  
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LITTLE DARLINGS by Melanie Golding - review will be on April 25, 2019.


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PARK AVENUE SUMMER by Renee Rosen - review will be on April 30, 2019.
 
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THE LAST TIME I SAW YOU by Liv Constantine - review will be on May 6, 2019.

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THE SEVEN OR EIGHT DEATHS OF STELLA FORTUNA by Juliet Grames - review will be on May 7, 2019.
 
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THE MISSING YEARS by Lexie Elliott - review and giveaway will be on May 12, 2019.
  
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THE NIGHT BEFORE by Wendy Walker - review will be on May 14, 2019.
 

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THE FAVORITE DAUGHTER by Kaira Rouda - review will be on May 21.

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WHAT LIES BELOW by Barbara Taylor Sissel - review will be on May 23, 2019.

 
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THE SUMMER COUNTRY by Lauren Willig - review will be on June 4.

  
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ASHES by Sharon Gloger Friedman - review will be on June 11. 
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THE LAST HOUSE GUEST by Megan Miranda - review will be on June 18.

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DEAR WIFE by Kimberly Belle - review will be on June 25.
 
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THE NEIGHBORHOOD by Erina Bridget Ring - review will be on June 26.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40879165-the-neighborhood?ac=1&from_search=true
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THE GOLDEN HOUR by Beatriz Williams - review will be on July 9.

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NEVER HAVE I EVER by Joshilyn Jackson - review will be on July 30.

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BECAUSE YOU'RE MINE by Rea Frey - review will be on August 5.

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THE WOMEN OF THE COPPER COUNTRY by Mary Doria Russell - review will be on August 6.
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THE OYSTERVILLE SEWING CIRCLE by Susan  Wiggs - review will be on August 20.


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