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Critical Praise

"Moloka'i is a haunting story of tragedy in a Pacific paradise."

——Robert Morgan, author of Gap Creek

"[An] absorbing novel…Brennert evokes the evolution of -- and hardships on -- Moloka'i in engaging prose that conveys a strong sense of place."

——National Geographic Traveler

"Moving and elegiac."

——Honolulu Star-Bulletin

"A dazzling historical novel."

——The Washington Post

"Alan Brennert draws on historical accounts of Kalaupapa and weaves in traditional Hawaiian stories and customs.... Moloka'i is the story of people who had much taken from them but also gained an unexpected new family and community in the process."

——Chicago Tribune

"Compellingly original...Brennert's compassion makes Rachel a memorable character, and his smooth storytelling vividly brings early twentieth-century Hawai'i to life."

——Publishers Weekly (starred review)