Friday Morning Bookclub

June 23, 2010


Filed under: Historical Fiction,Moloka'i — Esther @ 9:46 pm

I just finished reading this month’s book club selection, “Moloka’i” by Alan Brennert, and I must say, I can’t get this book out of my mind.  When I first started reading this novel, I felt almost as if it were young adult fiction, and I wondered if I was going to like it.  Boy was I wrong!  After  a few more pages, I was totally caught up in the tale of young Rachel, and life in the leper settlement at Kalaupapa.  I was totally impressed by the amount of research that the author put into this book, and felt that this book raised many emotions.  I can’t wait to discuss this book in book club!

Below is an interesting link dealing with Kalaupapa:



  1. Hi Esther,

    I am so glad you liked it as much as I did! We skyped with the author and he said it took him 3 years to write and he truly did use alot of factual stories and information from when he visited the island. I loved that about the book as well! I asked him if he knew the ending when he sat down to write and he said no but he knew the age he wanted Rachel to reach in the novel. Go get The 13th tale …you will like that. Totally different than our normal reads and yet we all loved it! xo Nancy

    Comment by Nancy Singer — June 24, 2010 @ 10:54 am | Reply

  2. I really enjoyed this one too! I was also impressed by the research of the author. Thanks for the suggestion!

    Comment by Jeanie — June 26, 2010 @ 9:17 am | Reply

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