Afternoon Book Discussion Group: Moloka'i by Alan Brennert
Join us for the Afternoon Book Discussion Group at Schlow Library as we discuss Moloka'i by Alan Brennert.
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.
Like the Library, this event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required but, if you have any questions regarding this group or, to learn about our Afternoon Book Discussion Group at Schlow please contact a member of the Reference Desk staff at 235-7616 or by email at email@example.com
The Afternoon Discussion Group meets the 4th Tuesday of the month in the Community Room.