FREE DOC ☆ READER Moloka'i è ALAN BRENNERT

READER Moloka'i

FREE DOC ☆ READER Moloka'i è ALAN BRENNERT ☆ This richly imagined novel set in Hawai'i than a century ago is an extraordinary epic of a little known time and place and a deeply moving testament to the resiliency of the human spiritRachel Kalama a spirited seven year old Hawaiian girl dreams of visiting far off lands like her En from her home and family Rachel is sent to Kalaupapa the uarantined leprosy settlement on the island of Moloka'i Here her life is supposed to end but instead she discovers it is only just beginning Deeply moving A touching testimony to the human spirit and what ohana truly means This one will stay with meIf you are a fan of Historical Fiction you won't regret picking this up

Alan Brennert à Moloka'i MOBI

A spirited seven year old Hawaiian girl dreams of visiting far off lands like her father a merchant seaman Then one day a rose colored mark appears on her skin and those dreams are stolen from her Tak Alan Brennert's Moloka'i is a beautifully written and moving tale of a young girl's interaction with a leprosy colony throughout her life time The impacts on her life as she grows older are tremendous and she loses friends and family around her fighting her own battles to survive The story and characters will tug at your heartstrings and push you into thinking about your own life and the good you have in it If you're able to hear someone else's plight to survive and you can empathize with such painful scars you will love this book But beware it can be sad at timesKnowing so much of this is true and how we as people treat one another can be hard to swallow It was a different time and medicine and technology weren't what they are today but still it takes books like these to show us the error of our ways

KINDLE ↠ à Alan Brennert

Moloka'iThis richly imagined novel set in Hawai'i than a century ago is an extraordinary epic of a little known time and place and a deeply moving testament to the resiliency of the human spiritRachel Kalama Moloka'i by Alan Brennert is a 2004 St Martin’s Griffin publication I read the 2011 Kindle version I know what you're thinking ‘You haven’t read this book yet?’ Over the years this book has been recommended to me on than one occasion but I just never felt an urgent pull towards it So here we are in 2019 and I am just now getting around to reading it Although to be honest it was the invitation to read the follow up to this book that gave me the added incentive to work this one into my reading schedule Now that I have read it I understand the incredulity of my friends who couldn’t believe hadn't read it before now What an incredible story I must confess I knew next to nothing about this period in history Naturally since it has a basis in fact I had to do a little research on it It is worth noting that as far I know there are still a handful of people living in Moloka'i and will be free to remain there the rest of their lives if they wish as they may not feel comfortable leaving for various reasons including the disfiguring aspects of leprosy Still the whole scenario boggles my mind Since so many people have read this book I don’t suppose anyone needs me to give them a recap of the plot However my personal experience with this book was one of shock sadness and sympathy for those incarcerated after contracting leprosy At the same time this is also a story of resilience faith and hope Rachel is a character I will not forget anytime soon Her strength and approach to her unrelenting series of disappointments and losses is truly inspirational She took the life she was handed and made the best of it Of course the book also reminds us of how terrified the general public was of leprosy something we tend to forget in modern times Those afflicted were obviously stigmatized feared and cast out The method of uarantine was humane but still felt as though the victim was being punished forcing an incarceration on them as though they had broken the law Many years later a combination of antibiotics effectively controlled the disease allowing those diagnosed with it to live normal lives again In recent times AIDS prompted the same sort of hysteria and reactions based on fear and bias It was hard not to make those comparisons while reading this book which does help to put Rachel’s plight in context Although I did find the writing languid at times reuiring me to refocus a time or two this story is beautiful powerful and has lingered with me for days now I do regret waiting this long to read this lovely story so I won’t make the same mistake with the follow up I’m looking forward to reading Ruth’s story now than ever45 stars