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Young Rachel Kalama, growing up in Honolulu in the 1890s, is part of a big, loving Hawaiian family but, at the age of seven, Rachel's dreams are ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 5.000
Mary T G

a real page turner

by Mary T G on Apr 17, 2014

Love this book the history & the terrible living conditions of the lepers but it is still a beautiful love story. Love the way Rachel has made the best out of a lousy situation. Have a hard time putting it dawn.

Giselle S

Wonderfully educational story

by Giselle S on Mar 6, 2012

It's a well written, touching story and I highly recommend it. I learned alot about leprosy and the treatment of people who were afflicted in Hawai'i. Despite the devastating nature of the effects of the illness and the cruel exile of those people to quarantine, the story is incredibly moving and human. It is such a divine read.

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Liberallady

Excellant Book

by Liberallady on Mar 26, 2009

I really enjoyed this book. In fact I took a trip to Molokai to visit the leper colony after reading it. There are 22 lepers still living there and it was a very moving experience that I am really glad I had an opporturnity to take.

Dafe1013

Outstanding historical fiction

by Dafe1013 on Dec 27, 2008

Molaka'i is a heart warming and inspirational story. You come to know each of the characters and feel the rage and shame that they themselves felt. This is a beautiful story that represents a time in American history that many (including myself) may not have been aware of.

bonbar

Great

by bonbar on Apr 27, 2007

Very informative. I really enjoyed the book. Very entertaining. Easy reading, Keeps your interest. I have sent it to my daughter. I am sure she will enjoy it also. Bonnie

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