Honolulu

by Alan Brennert | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0312606346 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingperryfranwing of Elk Grove, California USA on 4/20/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by wingperryfranwing from Elk Grove, California USA on Friday, April 20, 2018
Honolulu
by Alan Brennert (Goodreads Author)

“In Korea in those days, newborn girls were not deemed important enough to be graced with formal names, but were instead given nicknames, which often reflected the parents’ feelings on the birth of a daughter: I knew a girl named Anger, and another called Pity. As for me, my parents named me Regret.”

Honolulu is the rich, unforgettable story of a young “picture bride” who journeys to Hawai'i in 1914 in search of a better life.

Instead of the affluent young husband and chance at an education that she has been promised, she is quickly married off to a poor, embittered laborer who takes his frustrations out on his new wife. Renaming herself Jin, she makes her own way in this strange land, finding both opportunity and prejudice. With the help of three of her fellow picture brides, Jin prospers along with her adopted city, now growing from a small territorial capital into the great multicultural city it is today. But paradise has its dark side, whether it’s the daily struggle for survival in Honolulu’s tenements, or a crime that will become the most infamous in the islands’ history...

With its passionate knowledge of people and places in Hawai'i far off the tourist track, Honolulu is most of all the spellbinding tale of four women in a new world, united by dreams, disappointment, sacrifices, and friendship.

Journal Entry 2 by wingperryfranwing at Wishlist RABCK, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Friday, April 20, 2018

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Journal Entry 3 by spoiledrotten at Waldwick, New Jersey USA on Saturday, April 28, 2018
Thanks so much for the tag! The book is now here in NJ.

Journal Entry 4 by spoiledrotten at Waldwick, New Jersey USA on Sunday, July 26, 2020
On reserve for eponine38 for the wishlist tag game

Journal Entry 5 by spoiledrotten at Waldwick, New Jersey USA on Sunday, August 09, 2020
In 1914, Regret, a young Korean woman, leaves her home for a new and better life in Hawai’i as a picture bride. However upon her arrival, she is shocked and dismayed that the things she was promised have been a lie. She changes her name to Jin and the book follows her life for the next five decades, covering her hopes, dream, triumphs and failures.
This is a beautifully written book that is a wonderful piece of historical fiction.

Journal Entry 6 by spoiledrotten at Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Sunday, August 09, 2020

Released 1 mo ago (8/10/2020 UTC) at Winchester, Massachusetts USA

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Sending to eponine38 for the wishlist tag game. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Journal Entry 7 by spoiledrotten at Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Sunday, August 09, 2020

Released 1 mo ago (8/10/2020 UTC) at Winchester, Massachusetts USA

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Sending to eponine38 for the wishlist tag game. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Journal Entry 8 by wingeponine38wing at Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Thursday, August 13, 2020
Thank you, spoiledrotten! I rreally look forward to this - loved Moloka'i by the same author.

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