Thursday, April 19, 2018
Kauai Stories by Pamela Varma Brown
Take home the joy of Hawaii in this collection of 50 inspiring, humorous and touching stories about life in the happiest state in America told by people of the island of Kauai. Feel the ocean spray as residents share their love of surfing, canoe paddling and strolling along secluded sun-drenched beaches, often making the only footsteps in the sand. Learn hula from women who keep the traditional native dance alive. Laugh with people as they recall innocent childhoods growing up island-style in multi-cultural sugar plantation "camps," going barefoot until high school and making toys of whatever was on hand, like Frisbees from car-flattened, sun-dried toads. Chuckle at humorous tales of acceptance and affection for the island's wild chicken population. Journey thousands of miles across oceans in a voyaging canoe with sailors who navigate only by the stars, the moon, the sun and waves as their ancestors did when they discovered Hawaii more than 1,500 years ago. Catch the fun, spirit and adventure of life in Hawaii through the voices of Kauai's people!
I always enjoy stories about real people's lives. It is interesting to read about different people in the same area, how their lives might be similar or different. If a story makes you feel like you were there, it is a good story!
I planned on waiting until the weather got a little warmer to read this book. I wanted to be able to picture myself in Kauai because, maybe it's just me, but I have a hard time reading a book about a hot climate when it is snowing outside! Anyways, I picked this book up while it was still pretty chilly outside but I was still able to enjoy it :)
*Note: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.