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HOUDINI by Kirby Wright
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,080. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A father is challenged in an escape game by his oldest son and loses in front of the family. Instead of celebrating his son, he interprets the victory as a challenge to his authority and seeks retribution.
Hawaii Aloha
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,350. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Join a couple as they take a vacation on Oahu, the most popular of the six Hawian islands. Swim the beaches of Honolulu, climb Diamond Head, visit the Arizona Monument in Pearl Harbor, relex, tan, eat, drink and shop till they dropped.
PUNAHOU BLUES, a Hawaiian Novel
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Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 53,210. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Growing up in Honolulu isn't all it's cracked up to be for Jeffrey Gill. After he gets into prestigious Punahou School, his rite of passage includes losing the babe of his dreams to a creep, surviving Killahaole Day, and getting pushed around by the school bully.
Wheelchair Around the World
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 148,990. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Patrick and Anne Simpson had a not so uncommon dream to travel the world upon their retirement. A major obstacle had to be crossed before this dream could become a reality. Anne, debilitated by a rare joint disease, would be confined to a wheelchair for much of their eight-month journey. Wheelchair Around the World is their heartwarming and inspiring account of a couple living out their dream.
Bluewater Bride--The Voyage of the Halcyon
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 109,860. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
For some decades of the 19th Century New Bedford, Massachusetts was among the wealthiest places in the United States. Prosperity was based on whaling--oil for the nation's lamps, and exotic products as perfume base,and stays for Victorian-Age corsets. It was an industry that pitted strong men against huge mammals of the sea. Some women went awhaling, as the "best mate," such as this saga.
Because I Go Like That and Fall Down in the Water
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,930. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2011. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Because I Go Like That and Fall Down in the Water is a touching novel about decency and deep friendships in an awakening agricultural Hawaii. It is a story depicting the era, the character of the people, and the changes to an enchanting land.
Punahou BLues: THE LOST CHAPTERS (The Punahou Carnival Haunted House)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,610. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
This chapter was not included in the original PUNAHOU BLUES book because the publisher felt it cut against the loner persona of the main character. We disagree. It helps round out his character by showing him constructing friendships while building and designing the Haunted House for the school carnival.
MOLOKA'I NUI AHINA, Summers on the Lonely Isle
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Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 83,540. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Julia Daniels, a Moloka'i pioneer woman of mixed blood, invites her grandsons Jeff and Ben to spend summers with her at her ranch on the east end. She shares the ranch with Chipper, an alcoholic war hero with a life estate bordering the swamp. The brothers roam a paradise of fishponds, waterfalls, pristine valleys, and mountains with herds of deer. Jeff meets the Kahuna Woman who freezes pictures of her enemies, the TS who seduces the Chief of Police, the man who refs cock fights in Kaunakakai, the sexy divorcee who lives in the Saddle Room, and the prodigal grandfather who returns to woo Julia. These characters help shape Jeff's sensibilities as he discovers the secrets of his grandmother's wild past in Honolulu and the intensity of her struggles on the Lonely Isle.
Punahou Blues: THE LOST CHAPTERS (The Fishpond)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,430. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Puko'o Fishpond had been built in the 1500s by the king of Moloka'i. Before its construction, a man named Kilo had told the king that the work could not be done without the help of kahunas. The king said Kilo's punishment for this outburst was to be cooked alive in an imu when the pond was complete. Instead of worrying about his impending doom, Kilo organized the men from Moloka'i into a long line from the ocean up into the mountain. Stones were passed hand-to-hand down to the men building the walls. The tramping of so many feet raised a big red cloud of dust over Puko'o that blotted out the sun. The men's hair and skin turned red. They threw dust into each other's faces and said, "Kanaka o Moloka'i ehu i ka lepo," a protest slogan over having to slave for the king. Kilo told the men that he would soon be part of the swirling red dust when the pond was finished.
The Haiku Murders
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 61,600. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Izzy Liebes, a Jew from Brooklyn, would up as a lieutenant in the homicide division of the Honolulu police force. His passions are body surfing and haiku poetry. But he begins to receive a series of haiku from an anonymous source. He soon realizes that they are from a serial killer who gives him clues about murders he is about to commit.