"[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 - Kevin - Goodreads
While planning a Hawaiian vacation, I realized that my ignorance was profound. Searching for understanding, I read Michener's HAWAII. This was a wonderful introduction. Wow! What an epic story! I ... Read full review
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It's always a major commitment to finish a Michener book! We were in Hawaii waiting for the hurricane and realized we only had e-readers, which might not stay readable if there was a prolonged power ... Read full review