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Moloka'i

Moloka’i by Alan Brennert is the story of Rachel Kalama, a young girl growing up in Honolulu Hawaii in the 1890s who is forcibly removed from her family and placed in exile–where she finds a circle of family and friends to replace those she has lost. This “dazzling historical novel” (The Washington Post) with over 600,000 copies in print gained a cult-like following among fans of historical fiction. The sequel, Daughter of Moloka’i, explores the relationship of Ruth and Rachel, only hinted at in Moloka’i. This emotional tale of love and friendship follows young Ruth through the Second World War, explores the topical history of the treatment of Japanese-Americans during that time, and places readers back in the rich storytelling of the world of Moloka’i.

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    • Daughter of Moloka'i

    • Moloka'i
      Alan Brennert
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • NOW A LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLER | NAMED A BEST/MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK BY: USA TodayBookRiot...

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  • Moloka'i
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    • Moloka'i

    • Moloka'i
      Alan Brennert
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • 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.

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Alan Brennert

Alan Brennert is a novelist, screenwriter, and playwright. He grew up in New Jersey but moved to California in 1973. His novel Moloka’i was a national bestseller and a One Book, One San Diego selection for 2012. It also received the Bookies Award, sponsored by the Contra Costa Library, for the 2006 Book Club Book of the Year. His next novel, Honolulu, won First Prize in Elle Magazine’s Literary Grand Prix for Fiction and was named one of the best books of 2009 by The Washington Post. Of his novel Palisades Park, People Magazine said: “Brennert writes his valentine to the New Jersey playground of his youth in Ragtime-style, mixing fact and fiction. It’s a memorable ride.”

His work as a writer-producer for the television series L.A. Law earned him an Emmy Award and a People’s Choice Award in 1991. He has been nominated for an Emmy on two other occasions, once for a Golden Globe Award, and three times for the Writers Guild Award for Outstanding Teleplay of the Year.

Alan's short story"Ma Qui" was honored with a Nebula Award in 1992. His story “Her Pilgrim Soul” was adapted by Brennert himself for the Alan Menken musical Weird Romance in 1992.

His novel, Daughter of Moloka'i is a follow-up to Moloka'i that tells the story of Rachel Kalama's daughter Ruth, her early life, her internment during World War II, and her eventual meeting with her birth mother, Rachel. The novel explores the women's 22-year relationship, only hinted at it in Moloka'i.

David Wells