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Honolulu

by Brennert, Alan.

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Honolulu is the richly imagined story of Jin, a young "picture bride" who leaves her native Korea -- where girls are so little valued that she is known as Regret -- and journeys to Hawaii in 1914 in search of a better life. Instead of the prosperous young husband and the chance at an education she h... Full description

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Summary: Honolulu is the richly imagined story of Jin, a young "picture bride" who leaves her native Korea -- where girls are so little valued that she is known as Regret -- and journeys to Hawaii in 1914 in search of a better life. Instead of the prosperous young husband and the chance at an education she has been promised, Jin is quickly married off to a poor, embittered laborer who takes his disappointments out on his new wife, forcing her to make her own way in a strange land.--From amazon.com.
Physical Description: 360 p. ; 25 cm.
ISBN: 9780312360405 (alk. paper)
0312360401 (alk. paper)
Author Notes: ALAN BRENNERT is the author of Moloka'i , which was a 2006-2007 BookSense Reading Group Pick and won the 2006 Bookies Award, sponsored by the Contra Costa Library, for the Book Club Book of the Year (over My Sister's Keeper , by Jodi Picoult; The Devil in the White City , by Erik Larson; and A Million Little Pieces , by James Frey). It appeared on the BookSense, Los Angeles Times , San Francisco Chronicle , Honolulu Advertiser , and (for 16 weeks) NCIBA bestseller lists. Alan has also won an Emmy Award for his work as a writer-producer on the television series L.A. Law and a Nebula Award for his story "MaQui." He lives in Sherman Oaks, California.
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