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This Is Paradise

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Elegant, brutal, and profound—this magnificent debut captures the grit and glory of modern Hawai'i with breathtaking force and accuracy. In a stunning collection that announces the arrival of an incredible talent, Kristiana Kahakauwila travels the islands of Hawai'i, making the fabled place her own. Exploring the deep tensions between local and tourist, tradition and expectation, façade and authentic self, This Is Paradise provides an unforgettable portrait of life as it’s truly being lived on Maui, Oahu, Kaua'i and the Big Island. In the gut-punch of “Wanle,” a beautiful and tough young woman wants nothing more than to follow in her father’s footsteps as a legendary cockfighter. With striking versatility, the title story employs a chorus of voices—the women of Waikiki—to tell the tale of a young tourist drawn to the darker side of the city’s nightlife. “The Old Paniolo Way” limns the difficult nature of legacy and inheritance when a patriarch tries to settle the affairs of his farm before his death. Exquisitely written and bursting with sharply observed detail, Kahakauwila’s stories remind us of the powerful desire to belong, to put down roots, and to have a place to call home.

Aloha Rose

Aloha Rose Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lisa Carter
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1682998657
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When Laney Carrigan sets out to find her birth family, her only clue is the Hawaiian quilt—a red rose snowflake appliquéd on a white background—in which she was found wrapped as an infant. Centering her search on the Big Island and battling fears of rejection, Laney begins a painstaking journey toward her true heritage. Kai Barnes, however, is determined to protect the people he's come to regard as family. He thinks Laney is nothing more than a gold digger and blocks every move she makes toward her Hawaiian family. As their conflict escalates, it puts at risk the one thing that Kai and Laney both want most—a family.

The Aloha Christmas

The Aloha Christmas Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Beverly Henderson
Editor: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1490870571
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Frazier and Sugar’s paths collide unexpectedly in an escape-proof trap of suspense. Clueless as to where they are or where they are going, their trunks have been axed. Bereft, they must accept the reality that they will die. Extreme opposites in their beliefs, values, and goals, there could never be a more mismatched pair. Arizona-born Frazier grumbles and grouses with every breath! Yet Denver-sophisticate Sugar defies despair with insistence that their dreams may yet be realized – an insistence which both provokes and comforts Frazier. She insists that goodness can reach beyond their bleak circumstances to exceed their greatest hopes. Comparing conversations overheard as they were taken from their tree farms, they become convinced they are bound for Hawaii. Thoughts of being in Hawaii provide a much needed distraction as they journey across the Pacific Ocean. This story stretches the imagination to look beyond the obvious and consider what Good may be cloaked in even the darkest despair! What does Christmas have to do with any of this? Therein lies the mystery.

Lost Kingdom

Lost Kingdom Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Julia Flynn Siler
Editor: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0802194885
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The New York Times–bestselling author delivers “a riveting saga about Big Sugar flexing its imperialist muscle in Hawaii . . . A real gem of a book” (Douglas Brinkley, author of American Moonshot). Deftly weaving together a memorable cast of characters, Lost Kingdom brings to life the clash between a vulnerable Polynesian people and relentlessly expanding capitalist powers. Portraits of royalty and rogues, sugar barons, and missionaries combine into a sweeping tale of the Hawaiian Kingdom’s rise and fall. At the center of the story is Lili‘uokalani, the last queen of Hawai‘i. Born in 1838, she lived through the nearly complete economic transformation of the islands. Lucrative sugar plantations gradually subsumed the majority of the land, owned almost exclusively by white planters, dubbed the “Sugar Kings.” Hawai‘i became a prize in the contest between America, Britain, and France, each seeking to expand their military and commercial influence in the Pacific. The monarchy had become a figurehead, victim to manipulation from the wealthy sugar plantation owners. Lili‘u was determined to enact a constitution to reinstate the monarchy’s power but was outmaneuvered by the United States. The annexation of Hawai‘i had begun, ushering in a new century of American imperialism. “An important chapter in our national history, one that most Americans don’t know but should.” —The New York Times Book Review “Siler gives us a riveting and intimate look at the rise and tragic fall of Hawaii’s royal family . . . A reminder that Hawaii remains one of the most breathtaking places in the world. Even if the kingdom is lost.” —Fortune “[A] well-researched, nicely contextualized history . . . [Indeed] ‘one of the most audacious land grabs of the Gilded Age.’” —Los Angeles Times

The Aloha Spirit

The Aloha Spirit Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Linda Ulleseit
Editor: She Writes Press
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The spirit of aloha is found in Hawaii’s fresh ocean air, the flowers, the trade winds . . . the natural beauty that smooth the struggles of daily life. In 1922 Honolulu, unhappy in the adoptive family that’s raised her, Dolores begins to search for that spirit early on—and she begins by running away at sixteen to live with her newlywed friend Maria. Trying to find her own love, Dolores marries a young Portuguese man named Manolo His large family embraces her, but when his drinking leads to physical abuse, only his relative Alberto comes to her rescue—and sparks a passion within Dolores that she hasn’t known before. Staunch Catholics can’t divorce, however; so, after the Pearl Harbor attack, Dolores flees with her two daughters to California, only to be followed by both Manolo and Alberto. In California, Manolo’s drinking problems continue—and Alberto’s begin. Outraged that yet another man in her life is turning to the bottle for answers, Dolores starts to doubt her feelings for Alberto. Is he only going to disappoint her, as Manolo has? Or is Alberto the embodiment of the aloha spirit she’s been seeking?

Aloha Rodeo

Aloha Rodeo Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Wolman,Julian Smith
Editor: HarperCollins
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The triumphant true story of the native Hawaiian cowboys who shocked America at the 1908 world rodeo championships "An inspiring and impeccably crafted story of against-all-odds triumph.” —Simon Winchester "Groundbreaking. … Not only a must-read, but an essential addition. … One of the best single volumes on the rise and diversity of the North American cattle industry and the cowboy culture." —True West In August 1908, three unknown riders arrived in Cheyenne, Wyoming, their hats adorned with wildflowers, to compete in the world’s greatest rodeo. Steer-roping virtuoso Ikua Purdy and his cousins Jack Low and Archie Ka’au’a had travelled 4,200 miles from Hawaii, of all places, to test themselves against the toughest riders in the West. Dismissed by whites, who considered themselves the only true cowboys, the native Hawaiians would astonish the country, returning home champions—and American legends. An unforgettable human drama set against the rough-knuckled frontier, David Wolman and Julian Smith’s Aloha Rodeo unspools the fascinating and little-known true story of the Hawaiian cowboys, or paniolo, whose 1908 adventure upended the conventional history of the American West. What few understood when the three paniolo rode into Cheyenne is that the Hawaiians were no underdogs. They were the product of a deeply engrained cattle culture that was twice as old as that of the Great Plains, for Hawaiians had been chasing cattle over the islands’ rugged volcanic slopes and through thick tropical forests since the late 1700s. Tracing the life story of Purdy and his cousins, Wolman and Smith delve into the dual histories of ranching and cowboys in the islands, and the meteoric rise and sudden fall of Cheyenne, “Holy City of the Cow.” At the turn of the twentieth century, larger-than-life personalities like “Buffalo Bill” Cody and Theodore Roosevelt capitalized on a national obsession with the Wild West and helped transform Cheyenne’s annual Frontier Days celebration into an unparalleled rodeo spectacle, the “Daddy of ‘em All.” The hopes of all Hawaii rode on the three riders’ shoulders during those dusty days in August 1908. The U.S. had forcibly annexed the islands just a decade earlier. The young Hawaiians brought the pride of a people struggling to preserve their cultural identity and anxious about their future under the rule of overlords an ocean away. In Cheyenne, they didn’t just astound the locals; they also overturned simplistic thinking about cattle country, the binary narrative of “cowboys versus Indians,” and the very concept of the Wild West. Blending sport and history, while exploring questions of identity, imperialism, and race, Aloha Rodeo spotlights an overlooked and riveting chapter in the saga of the American West.

Aloha from Hell

Aloha from Hell Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Richard Kadrey
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062101188
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“Richard Kadrey is a genius.” —Holly Black “Sandman Slim is my kind of hero.” —Kim Harrison All hail Sandman Slim, author Richard Kadrey’s ultra-extreme anti-hero and recent escapee from Lucifer’s overheated Underworld playground. Legendary author William Gibson (Neuromancer) called Kadrey’s first deliciously twisted Slim adventure “an addictively satisfying, deeply amusing, dirty-ass masterpiece,” and in number three, Aloha from Hell, the ruthless avenger, a.k.a. Stark, finds himself trapped in the middle of a war between Heaven and Hell. With God on vacation, the Devil nosing around in Paradise, and an insane serial killer doing serious damage on Earth, Stark/Slim is ready to unleash some more adrenaline-surging, edgy and violent supernatural mayhem—and even pay another visit to Hell if necessary—which is great news for fans of Jim Butcher, Warren Ellis, Charlaine Harris, Kim Harrison, and Simon R. Green.

Unfamiliar Fishes

Unfamiliar Fishes Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sarah Vowell
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101486457
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From the author of Lafayette in the Somewhat United States, an examination of Hawaii, the place where Manifest Destiny got a sunburn. Many think of 1776 as the defining year of American history, when we became a nation devoted to the pursuit of happiness through self- government. In Unfamiliar Fishes, Sarah Vowell argues that 1898 might be a year just as defining, when, in an orgy of imperialism, the United States annexed Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Guam, and invaded first Cuba, then the Philippines, becoming an international superpower practically overnight. Among the developments in these outposts of 1898, Vowell considers the Americanization of Hawaii the most intriguing. From the arrival of New England missionaries in 1820, their goal to Christianize the local heathen, to the coup d'état of the missionaries' sons in 1893, which overthrew the Hawaiian queen, the events leading up to American annexation feature a cast of beguiling, and often appealing or tragic, characters: whalers who fired cannons at the Bible-thumpers denying them their God-given right to whores, an incestuous princess pulled between her new god and her brother-husband, sugar barons, lepers, con men, Theodore Roosevelt, and the last Hawaiian queen, a songwriter whose sentimental ode "Aloha 'Oe" serenaded the first Hawaiian president of the United States during his 2009 inaugural parade. With her trademark smart-alecky insights and reporting, Vowell lights out to discover the off, emblematic, and exceptional history of the fiftieth state, and in so doing finds America, warts and all.

Wise Secrets of Aloha

Wise Secrets of Aloha Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kahuna Harry Uhane Jim,Garnette Arledge
Editor: Weiser Books
ISBN: 1609259564
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Harry Uhane Jim is one of the last Kahuna of Lomilomi, Keeper of the Deep Mysteries of authentic Hawaiian esoterica. He shares the secrets of this ancient oral tradition with readers for the first time in Wise Secrets of Aloha. Recognizing that the world is in great peril, Kahuna Harry was blessed by the Halau Guardians who instructed him to share the true teachings and tools of Lomilomi for the practice of physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. He writes: "Now is the time to share aloha with humanity. `Aloha' means the Breath of God is in our Presence. It is time to reveal the profound Lomilomi secrets of the kahunas for personal and planetary peace." Wise Secrets of Aloha is as simple as it is profound, as contemporary as it is ancient. It is true to Hawaiian esoteric teachings and available to all who bring the right attitude. Aloha calls. Listen in the the splash of waves, in the breeze–the air is filled with aloha. All the abundance, joy, and freedom from old wounds readers have ever yearned for can be found by adopting the aloha spirit.

Aloha Rose

Aloha Rose Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lisa Carter
Editor: Simon and Schuster
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When Laney Carrigan sets out to find her birth family, her only clue is the Hawaiian quilt—a red rose snowflake appliquéd on a white background—in which she was found wrapped as an infant. Centering her search on the Big Island and battling fears of rejection, Laney begins a painstaking journey toward her true heritage. Kai Barnes, however, is determined to protect the people he's come to regard as family. He thinks Laney is nothing more than a gold digger and blocks every move she makes toward her Hawaiian family. As their conflict escalates, it puts at risk the one thing that Kai and Laney both want most—a family.

Pearl Harbor Ghosts

Pearl Harbor Ghosts Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Thurston Clarke
Editor: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0307416364
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A landmark book published to rave reviews a decade ago, Pearl Harbor Ghosts has now been updated to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the surprise attack that forever changed the course of history. Full of gripping drama and vibrant details, here is the intimate human story of the events surrounding that fateful day of December 7, 1941–the glamorous tropical city that seemed too beautiful to suffer devastation . . . the stunned naval personnel whose lives would permanently be divided into before and after Pearl Harbor . . . the ordinary Honolulu residents who were tragically unprepared to be the first target in the Pacific war . . . the Japanese pilots who manned the squadron of deadly silver bombers . . . and the island’s community of Japanese-Americans whose lives would never be the same again. Blending meticulous historic recreation with lively reporting, Clarke counterpoints the freeze-frame nightmare of the 1941 bombing with the disturbing realities of present-day Honolulu, where hundreds of veterans, both American and Japanese, converge each year to relive every hour of the attack. Wealthy Waikiki landowners and native Hawaiian farmers, admirals and nurses, Navy wives and government officials–all take their part in Clarke’s rich tapestry of memory and insight. In the end, Pearl Harbor emerges as a trauma that spread from Oahu to engulf the nation and the world–an event that continues to reverberate in the lives of all who experienced it.

The Four Corners in Japan

The Four Corners in Japan Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Amy Blanchard
Editor: Litres
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A Nation Rising

A Nation Rising Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Noelani Goodyear-Ka’opua,Ikaika Hussey,Erin Kahunawaika'ala Wright
Editor: Duke University Press
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A Nation Rising by Noelani Goodyear-Ka’opua,Ikaika Hussey,Erin Kahunawaika'ala Wright Summary

A Nation Rising chronicles the political struggles and grassroots initiatives collectively known as the Hawaiian sovereignty movement. Scholars, community organizers, journalists, and filmmakers contribute essays that explore Native Hawaiian resistance and resurgence from the 1970s to the early 2010s. Photographs and vignettes about particular activists further bring Hawaiian social movements to life. The stories and analyses of efforts to protect land and natural resources, resist community dispossession, and advance claims for sovereignty and self-determination reveal the diverse objectives and strategies, as well as the inevitable tensions, of the broad-tent sovereignty movement. The collection explores the Hawaiian political ethic of ea, which both includes and exceeds dominant notions of state-based sovereignty. A Nation Rising raises issues that resonate far beyond the Hawaiian archipelago, issues such as Indigenous cultural revitalization, environmental justice, and demilitarization. Contributors. Noa Emmett Aluli, Ibrahim G. Aoudé, Kekuni Blaisdell, Joan Conrow, Noelani Goodyear-Ka'opua, Edward W. Greevy, Ulla Hasager, Pauahi Ho'okano, Micky Huihui, Ikaika Hussey, Manu Ka‘iama, Le‘a Malia Kanehe, J. Kehaulani Kauanui, Anne Keala Kelly, Jacqueline Lasky, Davianna Pomaika'i McGregor, Nalani Minton, Kalamaoka'aina Niheu, Katrina-Ann R. Kapa'anaokalaokeola Nakoa Oliveira, Jonathan Kamakawiwo'ole Osorio, Leon No'eau Peralto, Kekailoa Perry, Puhipau, Noenoe K. Silva, D. Kapua‘ala Sproat, Ty P. Kawika Tengan, Mehana Blaich Vaughan, Kuhio Vogeler, Erin Kahunawaika’ala Wright

The Journey

The Journey Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anna Cates
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1725259915
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Where did we come from? Where will we go after we die? What is the nature of God? Humanity, in all its faiths, has struggled with such questions. Through each individual poem, The Journey offers windows through which to view our human conceptualizations of the divine and our relationship to a cosmic creator. While we may see through that glass darkly, hope remains to one day see face-to-face.

Aloha Texas

Aloha Texas Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Chris Keniston
Editor: Indie House Publishing
ISBN: 0989360822
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What if the last place you want to go is the one place you need to be? Former navy diver Nicholas Harper likes his new world as captain of a dive boat in Hawaii. All it will take is one phone call from the past to change everything. Now his uncomplicated life suddenly becomes very complicated. Powerhouse attorney Kara Lynn O'Conner's world revolves around her small Texas town where life is easy and safe. Focusing on her career keeps her dark secrets locked away. That is until her newest case makes her face her fears. When the past surges into the present will it be enough to keep Nick and Kara's two worlds together? More books in the Aloha Series from USA Today bestselling author Chris Keniston: Almost Paradise Mai Tai Marriage Dive Into You Shell Game Look of Love Love by Design Love Walks In Waikiki Wedding Surf's Up Flirts (Aloha Series Companions) Shall We Dance Love on Tap Head Over Heels Perfect Match Just One Kiss It Had to Be You Honeymoon Series Honeymoon for One Honeymoon for Three Family Secrets Novels Champagne Sisterhood The Homecoming Hope's Corner Farraday Country Series Adam - Book 1 - FREE on October 24, 2016 Brooks - Book 2 Connor - Book 3 Declan - Book 4 - Coming November 2016 Ethan - Book 5 - Coming December 2016 Finn - Book 6 - Coming January 2017 Grace - Book 7 - Coming February 2017 For more books by USA Today bestselling author Chris Keniston, check out www.chriskeniston.com/books.html Hawaii, military romance, beach reads, fans of bella andre, navy SEALs, romance series, friends and family, secret baby

In Haste with Aloha

In Haste with Aloha Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David W. Forbes
Editor: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 0824857860
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This ambitious volume assembled by scholar David W. Forbes features a collection of ninety previously unpublished letters, as well as excerpts from two diaries, written between 1881 and 1885 by Hawaiian royal consort Queen Emma Kaleleonālani. In Haste with Aloha illuminates the last five years of the Queen’s life and makes available an important record of royal social life and customs in nineteenth-century Hawai‘i. Much of her earlier correspondence has been published in two books by the late Alfons L. Korn: The Victorian Visitors: An Account of the Hawaiian Kingdom, 1861–1866 and News from Molokai: Letters between Peter Kaeo and Queen Emma, 1873–1876. In her letters, almost all of which were written in English, Queen Emma provides a rare account of ali‘i (royal) perspective, endowing modern readers and researchers with insight far beyond the limited available documentation of public speeches or printed statements. Besides the nuances of correspondence between the Queen and her recipients, there is much to be considered and analyzed in her descriptions of ali‘i, many of them relatives to Emma, including Bernice Pauahi Bishop and Ruth Ke‘elikōlani. With few comparable Hawaiian historical primary resource texts in print, In Haste with Aloha is a welcome addition, making accessible a preserved and treasured collection of documents drawn primarily from the Hawai‘i State Archives, along with diaries in Bishop Museum Library and Archives. Fully transcribed and with annotation by Forbes, editor of the monumental four-volume Hawaiian National Bibliography and annotator of Hawaii’s Story by Hawaii’s Queen Liliuokalani, this text sheds light on the lives of Hawai‘i’s ruling class in the decade leading up to climactic political transition.

The Last Self-Help Book You'll Ever Need

The Last Self-Help Book You'll Ever Need Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul Pearsall
Editor: Basic Books
ISBN: 0786734434
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Although the tenets of self-help have been attacked before, Pearsall is the first psychologist to expose these deeply entrenched ideas to scientific scrutiny. And unlike other debunking books, The Last Self-Help Book You'll Ever Need goes beyond skepticism to propose a set of life-affirming (and refreshingly contrarian) axioms that can help anyone lead the Good Life.

The Journey

The Journey Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dianna Shroads
Editor: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1449781446
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Our journey began on the beach in Hawaii, and our last aloha brought us full circle. The time spent in these years would make the walk worth it all. We traveled the globe, sent on a mission, fulfilling our destiny together. Now may the seeds we have planted bring forth a harvest. May the memories bring you encouragement also as you make a path for others to follow. Follow the path of the flock, as others have been there before to make your way easier.

Almost Paradise: Heartwarming Edition

Almost Paradise: Heartwarming Edition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Chris Keniston
Editor: Indie House Publishing
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Love Page Turning Romance? Books you can share with friends and family? Then sit back, kick off your shoes and prepare to fall in love with the newly edited just for you Aloha Romance Series from USA TODAY Bestselling Author Chris Keniston. Owner of the Big Island Dive shop, former Navy Explosive Ordinance Disposal tech Billy Everrett is going through the motions of living. Love, marriage and children are the last thing on his mind when a beautiful friend falls into his arms. Angela Carson's life is not unfolding according to plan. She's twelve years behind the curve in her search for love, marriage and babies. With her biological clock raising its ugly head, she never expects to meet Mr. Right in time. Is a friend in need enough to reveal the best things in life don't need a plan? MORE IN THE SERIES: Aloha Texas: Closed Door Edition Almost Paradise: Closed Door Edition Mai Tai Marriage :Closed Door Edition Dive into You : Closed Door Edition Look of Love: Closed Door Edition Love by Design: Closed Door Edition Love Walks In: Closed Door Edition Shell Game : Closed Door Edition Flirting with Paradise Want more Small Town Romance? Check out the Farraday Country Series Enjoy and Mahalo! Note:: This story was originally published as a mainstream contemporary romance under the similar title Almost Paradise and is still available to purchase for those who prefer the original spicier version. Not sure which is the closed door version of the Aloha series? Look for the Heart Logo at the bottom right hand corner of the covers. If you're a fan of Main Street Romance, military romance, family sagas, SEAL romance, romantic suspense, humor, small town romance, beach reads, Hawaiian Islands, Hallmark movies, the Hallmark channel, or books by Debbie Macomber, Addison Cole, RaeAnne Thayne, Nancy Naigle, Jodi Thomas and Emily March, this is the series for you.