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Hokule‘a voyage shines bright in new book

“Malama Honua: Hokule‘a — A Voyage of Hope,” by Jennifer Allen, includes color photos and thoughtful looks at stops on the voyage and waters in between, plus a capsule history of the Hokule‘a. Read more

Recent wave of WWII memoirs may be the last

Even veterans who were teenagers when the war ended in 1945 are at or approaching 90 by now. The 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack came last December, and publishers will likely have a hard time finding fresh accounts for the 75th anniversaries of milestones such as D-Day (June 6, 1944) and V-J Day (Aug. 14, 1945). Read more

Island-themed historic novels will carry you away

Summer may have just slipped by, but here are two new historical novels with literary leanings — and island themes — that will keep readers, for a little while longer, in that faraway, vacation state of mind. Read more

Gift provides chance to rise to new challenge

“Sourdough” is the story we all secretly dream about. Could we leave our mundane lives and take a leap of faith in the direction of our newfound passion? Read more

Isle writer hits hard with novel spanning 30 years

In his latest thriller, “Assassins,” prolific Molokai resident Mike Bond constructs an epic spy story following one man’s experience with 30 years of war and terrorism in the Middle East. Read more

Archaeologist’s career island-hops through Polynesian cultures

Composed of recollections, photographs and illustrations, “Curve of the Hook” — equal parts personal and scientific history — summarizes the career and philosophy of Yosihiko Sinoto, senior archaeologist at Bishop Museum. Read more

Expats run deep in local author’s debut

Many of the narrators in Stephanie Han’s first collection of short stories are tough, sarcastic, worldly American expatriates trying to hide how self-conscious and vulnerable they feel. Read more

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