What’s It About?
(Description from Goodreads)
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.
Rachel Kalama, a spirited seven-year-old Hawaiian girl, dreams of visiting far-off lands like her father, a merchant seaman. Then one day a rose-colored mark appears on her skin, and those dreams are stolen from her. Taken from her home and family, Rachel is sent to Kalaupapa, the quarantined leprosy settlement on the island of Moloka’i. Here her life is supposed to end—but instead she discovers it is only just beginning.
Why Was This Title Selected
Rave reviews from trusted sources, and an unusual setting made this my historical fiction pick for the year. I’ve been excited to dive into it!
Anything Else to Know About It?
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What’s Coming Up in March?
And a heads-up: you can get the Audible version for a reduced price if you buy the Kindle version first. You can also listen for free from Librivox.
See all the books we’ll be reading in 2017 here.
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