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The Resource Moloka'i, Alan Brennert, (large print/)

Moloka'i, Alan Brennert, (large print/)

Label
Moloka'i
Title
Moloka'i
Statement of responsibility
Alan Brennert
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Young Rachel Kalama, growing up in idyllic Honolulu in the 1890s, is part of a big, loving Hawaiian family, and dreams of seeing the far-off lands that her father, a merchant seaman, often visits. But at the age of seven, Rachel and her dreams are shattered by the discovery that she has leprosy. Forcibly removed from her family, she is sent to Kalaupapa, the isolated leper colony on the island of Moloka'i. In her exile she finds a family of friends to replace the family she's lost: a native healer, Haleola, who becomes her adopted "auntie" and makes Rachel aware of the rich culture and mythology of her people; Sister Mary Catherine Voorhies, one of the Franciscan sisters who care for young girls at Kalaupapa; and the beautiful, worldly Leilani, who harbors a surprising secret. At Kalaupapa she also meets the man she will one day marry. True to historical accounts, "Moloka'i" is the story of an extraordinary human drama, the full scope and pathos of which has never been told before in fiction. But Rachel's life, though shadowed by disease, isolation, and tragedy, is also one of joy, courage, and dignity. This is a story about life, not death; hope, not despair. It is not about the failings of flesh, but the strength of the human spirit"--
  • Rachel Kalama, 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. Taken from her home and family, Rachel is sent to Kalaupapa, the quarantined leprosy settlement on the island of Moloka?i. Here her life is supposed to end ? but instead she discovers it is only just beginning
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Brennert, Alan
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.R3865
LC item number
M65 2019
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print historical fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Leprosy
  • Large type books
  • Women
  • Kalaupapa (Hawaii)
  • Molokai (Hawaii)
  • Hawaii
  • Hawaii
  • Hawaii
Label
Moloka'i, Alan Brennert, (large print/)
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn1117310325
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
665 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432872250
Lccn
2019039014
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Moloka'i, Alan Brennert, (large print/)
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn1117310325
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
665 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432872250
Lccn
2019039014
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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