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Waterfalls & Lava Floes
By Mark Finnemore
Price: Free! Words: 3,040. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
Warning - going further is not recommended! Do not approach the volcano! But we could see a steaming cloud up ahead, promising views of molten lava. We looked right and noticed sulfuric fumes billowing up, bringing back warnings of “don’t get surrounded by lava”. As I looked left, I heard a yelp of surprise. Looking back – and then down – I found Paul hip-deep in pumice.
The True Story of the Death of Captain James Cook
By Jack Kelly
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,510. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
Native Hawaiians have long been confused by the history they learn at school, which doesn’t match up with the family stories they have heard so often from their elders. Drawing on oral histories and personal interviews with elderly Hawaiians, author Jack Kelly presents this first essay in a series of modern treatments of Hawaiian history.
Kamehameha and Vancouver, Rendezvous in Paradise
By Jack Kelly
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,430. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
The relationship between King Kamehameha I and British Captain George Vancouver set the course of history for the Hawaiian people after European contact. The alliance had enormous benefit to them both. In February 1794 they met at Kealakekua Bay. Author Jack Kelly employs extensive research, oral history and local lore to weave a fresh and enlightening perspective on Hawaiian history.
Chasing Aloha - A Skeptic's Hopeful Journey Through Cancer and the Great Recession
By Jane Savary
You set the price! Words: 62,790. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
As an environmentalist committed to organic living, Jane Savary never thought she’d get cancer. Unable to support her family after diagnosed with ovarian cancer, Jane is thrust into emotional and financial upheaval, contemplating the causes of her cancer and her family’s future as her recovery collides with the Great Recession.
The Tahiti Syndrome-Hawaiian Style
By Andrew Gunson
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 172,800. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
The Tahiti Syndrome Hawaiian Style is an introspective journey taken under sail into the very heart of the Great Pacific Ocean to the magnificent Hawaiian archipelago. The author seeks life and love while attempting to ascertain the meaning of life as seen from the deck of a 52 foot ketch, the sailing vessel Maiatla II.
The Bones of the Kuhina Nui
By Michael Herr
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,920. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2013. Category: Fiction
For generations on the Big Island of Hawaii, the women of the Pono family have guarded the secret hiding place of the bones of Queen Ka'ahumanu, King Kamehameha's favorite wife and powerful ruler herself. Now as Haunani, matriarch of the family, feels old age approaching, she must turn over her responsibilities, and the family lands, to one of her four daughters. But which one?