About this Series
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.