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From the bestselling author of Moloka’i, comes a rich, unforgettable story of a young “picture bride” who journeys to Hawai'i in 1914 in search of a better life. After escaping her oppressive family and in Korea, Jin makes her way to a strange and beautiful small capital just as it’s beginning its maturity into the great multicultural city it is today. But paradise has its dark side, whether it’s the daily struggle for survival in Honolulu’s tenements, or a crime that will become the most infamous in the islands’ history...

With passionate knowledge of people and places far off the tourist track, Honolulu is a spellbinding tale of four women in a new world, united by dreams, disappointment, sacrifices, and friendship.

by Alan Brennert

  • Publication Date: February 22, 2013
  • Paperback: pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
  • ISBN-10: B007YXTK66
  • ISBN-13: 9780312606343