St. Martin's Press
On Sale: February 19, 2019
Hardcover / e-Book
Add to Wish List
The highly anticipated sequel to Alan Brennert’s
acclaimed book club favorite, and national bestseller,
Alan Brennert’s beloved novel Moloka'i,
currently has over 600,000 copies in print. This companion
tale tells the story of Ruth, the daughter that Rachel
Kalama—quarantined for most of her life at the isolated
leprosy settlement of Kalaupapa—was forced to give up at birth.
The 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 and 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, Rachel.
Daughter of Moloka'i expands upon Ruth and Rachel’s
22-year relationship, only hinted at in Moloka'i. It’s a
richly emotional tale of two women—different in some ways,
similar in others—who never expected to meet, much less come
to love, one another. And for Ruth it is a story of
discovery, the unfolding of a past she knew nothing about.
Told in vivid, evocative prose that conjures up the beauty
and history of both Hawaiian and Japanese cultures, it’s the
powerful and poignant tale that readers of Moloka'i have
been awaiting for fifteen years.
No comments posted.
Registered users may leave comments.
Log in or register now!