New Meetup: December Book Club - The Last Aloha

From: Torrie
Sent on: Tuesday, September 7, 2010 9:49 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for One Drink Minimum Book Club of Princeton!

What: December Book Club - The Last Aloha

When: Wednesday, December 1,[masked]:00 PM

Price: $1.00 per person

Where: Tre Bar
120 Rockingham Row
Princeton, NJ 08540

In honor of Pearl Harbor, December's book will be about Hawaii - a topic that has inspired a lot of popular historical fiction lately.

The Last Aloha by: Gaellen Quinn

How did Hawaii become part of America? This story, inspired by true events suppressed for nearly 100 years, is the one James Michener never wrote. In 1886, Laura Jennings travels to Hawaii to live with missionary relatives. She imagines she'll live in a grass hut, ministering to savages. When she arrives in Honolulu, she's surprised to find her relatives are among the wealthy elite plotting to overthrow the Hawaiian monarchy. And, far from being savages, the Hawaiians have developed a charming and prosperous Victorian kingdom. To avoid her conniving uncle's control, Laura leaves to work for the royal family and learns her family's prejudices against them are false. The last Queen, Lili-uokalani, wages a tragic struggle to save the Kingdom. Through choices she makes when every avenue is blocked, Laura sees the power that can restore the spirit of a people caught in a turbulent world and discovers how long-hidden secrets of her own family lead the way to reunion.

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