Friday, June 02, 2006

"School for Hawaiian Girls"
Georgia Ka'apuni McMillen

The setting is Hawaii. The time alternates between 1922 and 1985.

Moani is a successful young woman who owns and operates a kayak tour buisness. After years as a kayak guide, paddling rich tourists through Hawaii's wilderness Moani would like to build a more stable life for her mentally retarded sister who lives with her. Because of her business contacts a hotel seems to be the logical next step.

The property Moani would like to purchase, an old school, was the scene of her great aunt Lydia's murder in 1922. In alternating chapters this book tells the story of Lydia's murder and Moani's present day struggles.

Different characters enter and their parts in Lydia's life come to the surface.

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