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This Local Book Helps Children Deal With Absent Parents

A new book by a successful banker who abandoned her family for drugs could prove useful to young children who’ve been left behind, whatever the reason.
2018.04.12 08:55 AM

Meet the 96-Year-Old Author Sharing the Untold Stories of Japanese Picture Brides

After 35-plus years as a dressmaker, author Barbara Kawakami went back to school, earned a college degree and published her first book—about plantation clothing—at age 53, followed by the award-winning “Picture Bride Stories” last year.
2017.12.13 08:55 AM

Take a Look Back at 1960s Honolulu in This Former Reporter’s Breezy Memoir

David Butwin paints a dated portrait of Honolulu in “Barefoot Days, Electric Nights.”
2017.12.12 08:55 AM

29 Must-Read Local Books You Won’t Want to Put Down This Holiday Season

Epics, eras and albatrosses—we’ve got your book-lover gift bases covered.
2017.11.13 10:57 AM

Sen. Dan Akaka Refutes Critics, Supports Thirty Meter Telescope in New Memoir

In “One Voice,” the senator recalls his roots and confronts his critics—gently, as is his style—while making the case for a lasting legacy.
2017.11.02 01:10 PM

“The Descendants” Author Kaui Hart Hemmings is On Fire

Hemmings’ latest is partly written as an entry in a cookbook contest for mothers.
2016.09.23 09:00 AM

Chris McKinney’s New Book Dives into Honolulu’s Mysterious Underworld

As if writing a novel about his descent into Honolulu’s hostess-bar and criminal scene wasn’t enough, the Kahalu‘u native is going Hollywood with his trademark brashness and chessmaster gamesmanship.
2016.09.21 09:00 AM

An Excerpt from ‘Hell-Bent’: Ronnie Ching, Hawai‘i’s Most Notorious Hit Man

Author Jason Ryan delved into the darker side of Hawai‘i during the 1970s and 1980s to write: ‘Hell-Bent: One Man’s Crusade to Crush the Hawaiian Mob.’ This is an excerpt from his recently published book.
2015.01.20 02:36 PM

Get to Know the KSSK Radio Duo in New Book, Perry on the Left, Price on the Right

A new book pays tribute to KSSK’s Perry & Price stars, Michael W. Perry and Larry Price.
2015.01.13 06:00 AM

A New Generation of Editors Take Over After Founders of Hawai‘i’s Premier Literary Press Retire

Celebrating 35 years of Bamboo Ridge.
2014.11.14 04:52 PM

This New Book Showcases the Gross Side of Hawai‘i

A recently released book, Hawai‘i’s Strangest Ickiest Wildest Book Ever! promises a collection of trivia “so disgusting, you won’t even notice you’re learning.”
2014.10.21 02:08 AM

Under-the-Radar Writer: Wing Tek Lum

Lauded in national literary circles, Wing Tek Lum may be better known at home as an engineer and real estate broker than an award-winning poet. His latest book may change that.
2014.06.16 01:09 PM