Note: The meeting will be held on the fourth Wednesday of this month rather than the usual third.
This winter we're heading to the tropics with Moloka'i by Alan Brennert. Set in Hawai'i more than a century ago, this richly imagined novel is an extraordinary epic of a little-known time and place--and a deeply moving testament to the resiliency of the human spirit. Rachel Kalama, a spirited seven-year-old Hawaiian girl, dreams of visiting far-off lands like her father, a merchant seamn. Then one day a rose-colored mark appears on her skin, and those dreams are stolen from her. Taken from her home and family, Rachel is sent to Kalaupapa, the quarantined leprosy settlement on the island of Moloka'i. Here her life is supposed to end--but instead she discovers it is only just beginning. With vividly realized characters, Moloka'i is the true-to-life chronicle of a people who embraced life in the face of death. Readers may find themselves changed by the warmth, humor, and compassion of this novel.
The Hooksett Library Book Club meets on the third Wednesday of each month on the upper level of the library. We're always happy to welcome new members! Please note: Due to size restrictions, this group is now limited for new members to Hooksett Cardholders. Thank you for your understanding. Please call the library at 603-485-6092 for additional information.