Join Alan Brennert to discuss his newest novel Daughter
of Moloka’i. Interviewed Author talk with George RR Martin, interviewer!
Wear a Hawaiian shirt and get 1 FREE small popcorn!
DAUGHTER OF MOLOKA′I is the highly anticipated
sequel to Alan Brennert’s acclaimed book club favorite,
and national bestseller, MOLOKA′I.
It’s a companion
tale that tells the story of Ruth, the daughter that
Rachel Kalama—quarantined for most of her life at the
isolated leprosy settlement of Kalaupapa—was forced to
give up at birth.
The book follows young Ruth from her arrival at the
Kapi’olani Home for Girls in Honolulu. From her adoption
by a Japanese couple who raise her on a farm in
Her marriage and unjust internment at
Manzanar Relocation Camp during World War II—
and then, after the war, to the life-altering day when
she receives a letter from a woman who says she is
Ruth’s birth mother, Rachel.
DAUGHTER OF MOLOKA′I expands upon Ruth and
Rachel’s 22-year relationship, only hinted at in
MOLOKA′I. It’s a richly emotional tale of two
women—different in some ways, similar in others—who
never expected to meet, much less come to love, one
For Ruth, it is a story of discovery, the
unfolding of a past she knew nothing about. In prose
that conjures up the beauty and history of both
Hawaiian and Japanese cultures, it’s the powerful and
poignant tale that readers of MOLOKA′I have been
awaiting for fifteen years.
Sunday February 24, 2019
Jean Cocteau Cinema
4 PM – 6 PM