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Ballantine Books, Sep 1, 1986 - Fiction - 1056 pages
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"[A] mammoth epic of the islands, [a] vast panorama, wonderful."
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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User Review  - Susan - Goodreads

If you can follow it, it is worth wading in! I love, love, love Michener in just about every endeavor, but this book is a glorious walk through ancient history and the origins of both islanders and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kerry - Goodreads

My mom had reccomended "Hawaii" for years. She was certain I would love it. For several years I read and re-read the first few chapters, just couldn't get past it. Then one day I picked it up again and couldn't put it down. I loved every page of it, even the first couple of chapters. Magic! Read full review

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James A. Michener was one of the world's most popular writers, the author of more than forty books of fiction and nonfiction, including the Pulitzer Prize–winning Tales of the South Pacific, the bestselling novels The Source, Hawaii, Alaska, Chesapeake, Centennial, Texas, Caribbean, and Caravans, and the memoir The World Is My Home. Michener served on the advisory council to NASA and the International Broadcast Board, which oversees the Voice of America. Among dozens of awards and honors, he received America's highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in 1977, and an award from the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities in 1983 for his commitment to art in America. Michener died in 1997 at the age of ninety.

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