(FREE) [Daughter of Moloka'i] author Alan Brennert


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  • Daughter of Moloka'i
  • Alan Brennert
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  • 05 June 2020
  • 9781250137685

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characters Daughter of Moloka'i Read & Download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Þ Alan Brennert Alan Brennert Þ 4 Free read Nd unjust internment at Manzanar Relocation Camp during World War II and then after the war to the life altering day when she receives a letter from a woman who says she is Ruth’s birth mother Rach. 45 StarsAs this story begins we are taken to the Kapi olani Home for Girls a home to some fifty eight girls from the youngest who were not uite yet two years old to the oldest at twenty one With the night nurse sick Louisa is covering her shift and as much as she s appreciating the beauty wrought by Nature s storm outside she is sensitive to the younger ones fears of the noise of the storm It is on this night that another sister arrives at the door with a young infant girl in her arms The child s name is Ruth Utagawa and she has been brought over from Kalaupapa a Hawaiian leper colony where she was taken from her mother after her birth to avoid her contracting leprosy as her mother hadAs the years pass families come to visit the children and some are adopted but Ruth is passed by for her mixed heritage her mother Hawaiian her father Japanese That is until the Watanabes a Japanese family who have sons but no daughter decide to adopt Ruth and soon after move to Northern California where they help run and co own a farm producing strawberries in Florin a small town in the 1920s when this begins about 10 miles southeast of Sacramento There is a slightly subtle prejudice against the Japanese already but when Japan attacks Pearl Harbor this family s life changes almost overnight Having been to almost every location mentioned in this story Maui Kauai Oahu Kalaupapa the location of the former Tanforan Racetrack to some of the locations of the Japanese American camps which housed some of those confined to the mention of Hotel Sainte Claire since renamed the Westin San Jose one of those grand 1920s era buildings registered on the National Register of Historic Places made this so much easier for me to envision the story but this story would have moved me regardless Ruth is a woman who begins life under such heartbreaking circumstances that these trials she faces would bring most to their knees but she faces them without it breaking her spirit completely As the years pass and her life story slowly unveils itself a little at a time the bittersweet moments are overshadowed by moments of joy leaving her with some heartwarming memories as the years pass and a sense of hope for the future I haven t read Alan Brennert s Moloka i although I plan to now that I ve finished reading this so I can t say if it s better to read it beforehand or not but this story stands on its own without reading Moloka I the first in this series Pub Date 19 Feb 2019Many thanks for the ARC provided by St Martin s Press

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characters Daughter of Moloka'i Read & Download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Þ Alan Brennert Alan Brennert Þ 4 Free read This companion tale to Moloka'i tells the story of Ruth the daughter that Rachel Kalama uarantined for most of her life at the isolated leprosy settlement of Kalaupapa was forced to give up at birthT. Update 199 kindle special today It s a great follow up to Molokai I read the novel Moloka i when it first came out in 2004 before I joined Goodreads It s incredibly special to me It was my gift of choice many times Instead of a bottle of wine when invited to friends homes for dinner I brought Moloka i as a gift for the hostess So given that Moloka i is one of my favorite special heartfelt bookswhen I started Daughter of Moloka i I was excited but worried that it couldn t possibly have the same magic that Moloka i did I began my journey reading and turning pagesFor the entire first half of the book I was enjoying the characters but often felt I knew what was coming next The predictability didn t bother me but I knew I had two concerns My biggest was that this book wouldn t have the magic that Moloka i did See how concerned I wasThis is my second time mentioning my desire for the MAGICmeltingfloatingdreamlikeheaven on earth lovelovelove uality that Moloka i had And honestly lots of honesty in this review it didn t have itYET Not for the first half Plus I had another worry I feared I knew too much about the subject matter in Daughter of Moloka i speaking of the historical history Japanese immigrants during WW II and the injustice of internmentwhereas when I read Molokai I didn t know anything about leprosy In both novels the history was horrific injustice But OH MY GOSHI KID YOU NOT and I was a hard ass cookie coming at this book with a critical eye as in don t mess with my Moloka i you can laugh now for being too overly dramatic and possessiveBUT I TURNED INTO MUSH TWICE then a THIRD time when I was talking to Paul in bed this morning I was a wet sloppy noodle Emotionallythis book got to me Especially around the themes between mothers and daughters As a mother myself I have often asked myself the uestion what is it I would like to most pass on to my daughters Mother s beware you might cry once or twice Commercial BreakNote to the Author Alan when it comes to YOU and ANY BOOK with HAWAII in itI should know by now Your book Honolulu was FANTASTIC tooand it had MAGICthat it uality you do SO WELLthat I will NEVER DOUBT YOU AGAIN Any time you write a book about Hawaii it s MAGICAL You can t do anything less Back to Daughter of Moloka i So something change for me about half way into my reading we do need the story in the first half though this went from a good book likable to simply wonderful Just like when you make a new friend you might see a lot of ualities you admire but it s not the same as when that something clicks An intimacy has bonded you I became deeper invested in the story the I read and the characters became like family to meI felt pride thankful that Alan wrote this novelsetting parts of it in my city We have a lot of Japanese American history here in San Jose Japantown itself is a thriving community Manzanar located in Inyo County near the foot of the Sierra Nevada in California is one of ten American concentration camps where over 110000 Japanese Americans were interned during World War II from December 1942 to 1945 You learn about this first hand experientially through the storytelling Horrible unfair times We take an engaging beautiful bittersweet journey with Ruth starting from when she was separated from her mother at birth Ruth s temperament and personality begins to take shape very young She loves animals passionately her entire life She s a precocious strong willed little girl who grows up to be a remarkable independent gracious wife mother and career mother by choice A great daughter friend She s outspoken and stands for civil rightsfor all justice empowering her own daughters wishes as well She s a modern thinking woman as she was as a child before she even understood herself The hotel Sainte Claire right downtown here in San Jose is where Ruth is reunited with her birth mother Rachel For 32 years she was angry at this strange woman because she never understood why her birth mother didn t want her She s about to find out The Sainte Claire was one of finest hotels in San Jose in the 1920s when it was built Even today One of the oldest hotels in our city it s still gorgeous Ruth s husband Frank is a great man their children are lovely too The Japanese culture of honor fidelity and humbleness is inspiring Ruth s adopted parents are wonderful things that happen are horrific but this family sticks together It s when Ruth meets her mother for the first time at the Sainte Claire when I was on the edge of having tears for the rest of the book Sobbing tears a couple of times Granted I m extra sensitive these days with some medical problems butthe writing made me cry I haven t even mentioned parts in Hawaii yetMauiMolokai etcAlan Brennert does Hawaiian descriptions brilliantly You ll want to be thereI could picture the banyan trees the flowers the glorious colors of the waterthose morning skies rainbows the lush tropical areas Sentences like this gave me goosebumps Blue and black striped butterflyfishes nibbled on plankton on the rocky bottom as an electric blue unicornfish munched on a strand of seaweed Purple mushrooms black coral orange scorpionfish etc etc I get excited just thinking about Hawaii Paul and spent our honeymoon in Maui and Kawai 14 days and last year we bought a condo vacation unit on the beach in Maui And our daughter will be having her wedding party in Hawaii next year We ve got some Hawaii attachments The way in which Alan wraps this story up and ties it in with the story we started with Moloka i back in 2004 has ALL THE UALITIES I WAS HOPING FOR I m melting jello The magic was in Moloka i The magic is in Daughter of Moloka i

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characters Daughter of Moloka'i Read & Download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Þ Alan Brennert Alan Brennert Þ 4 Free read He book follows young Ruth from her arrival at the Kapi'olani Home for Girls in Honolulu to her adoption by a Japanese couple who raise her on a strawberry and grape farm in California her marriage a. NOW AVAILABLEI had been anxious to read this novel since Molokai was one of my all time favorite books I think the descriptive writing in this book is just as wonderful as in his previous novels First the descriptions of Hawaii were breathtaking and it was hard to believe that anyone would want to leave there But I m getting ahead of myself The story really starts when Ruth a little girl of 8 is living in an orphanage on the islands because her mother was forced to give her up If you haven t read the first book you might wonder why the reason was that she had leprosy At that time lepers were kept on the separate island of Molokai in an attempt to reduce the spread of the disease nothing was really known about leprosy then When a baby was born they were taken into a special home and if they show no signs of disease after one year of age they are put up for adoptionLittle Ruth had almost given up hope of being adopted she realizes she is different because she has different eyes than most of the other kids She is half Hawaiian and half Japanese On a wonderful day a Japanese couple arrive and fall in love with Ruth They have three sons but have always wanted a daughter Ruth finally has a home a real home with love and siblings and her own little space in the flat above her new father s thriving wood making shop Her father begins to get letters from his brother in California who would like him and his family to come and share in the ownership of his land he grows strawberries and grapes At first her father is uncertain but eventually he moves his family to California Unfortunately they encounter extreme racism against them and conditions on the land and his brother s fortune aren t as they were portrayed They begin to farm the land and reap the ever ripening harvest they are making a go of it and then the unimaginable happens and the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor By this time Ruth is married to Frank and they have two children FDR issues the order that all Japanese will have to relocated away from the West Coast They are relocated to what is little than abandoned army barracks some are even in the stables Still they try to make the best of the terrible situation making some friends and fixing up their small space to feel like home To learn what happened to the Japanese in the 30 s and 40 s is heartbreaking and I kept wondering why this isn t in children s history books maybe it is now but it wasn t when my daughters went to schoolThe book follows Ruth from age 3 to about 55 the good parts and the sad parts I don t want to give away any of the plot The author delivers another great character driven novel in which we get to know Ruth s family I must admit that I didn t feel uite the connection to this story as to Molokai Perhaps it was because in the first book we learn so much about Hawaii and how leprosy is treated along with the incredible nurses and other help who risked their own lives to work among the lepers This made such a huge impact on my heart This book I feel is about the internment camps and I have read several books about them and so wasn t that much surprised about the conditions etcThis is still a wonderful read but I would encourage reading Molokai first because there is a lot of background history to learn about Ruth and all of the lepers and how they overcame their afflictions tried to help others and live in the moments that they hadI received an ARC of this novel from the publisher through NetGalley


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