"[A] mammoth epic of the islands, [a] vast panorama, wonderful."
THE BALTIMORE SUN
America's preeminent storyteller, James Michener, introduced an entire generation of readers to a lush, exotic world in the Pacific with this classic novel. But it is also a novel about people, people of strength and character; the Polynesians; the fragile missionaries; the Chinese, Japanese, and Filipinos who intermarried into a beautiful race called Hawaiians. Here is the story of their relationships, toils, and successes, their strong aristocratic kings and queens and struggling farmers, all of it enchanting and very real in this almost mythical place.
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Review: HawaiiUser Review - Bert - Goodreads
This book is fascinating. As a child I acquired a first edition, then foolishly I gave it to a friend who never returned it. Now I see full well why it subsequently received such high critical acclaim ... Read full review
Review: HawaiiUser Review - Chris - Goodreads
Truly, a book deserving to be called "epic". I don't think I've ever tackled a book of this magnitude before, either in scope or physical size! I reserved a copy through my local library service and ... Read full review
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