Moloka'i / Alan Brennert.
By: Brennert, Alan.Material type: BookNew York : St. Martin's Griffin 2004Description: 389 pages : maps ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780312304355.Subject(s): Women -- Fiction | Leprosy -- Patients -- Fiction | Kalaupapa (Hawaii) -- Fiction | Molokai (Hawaii) -- FictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction.DDC classification: 813/.54 | FIC Summary: Seven-year-old Rachel is forcibly removed from her family's 1890s Honolulu home when she contracts leprosy and is placed in a settlement, where she loses a series of new friends before new medical discoveries enable her to reenter the world.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
This richly imagined novel, set in Hawai'i more than a century ago, 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 seaman. 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 a vibrant cast of vividly realized characters, Moloka'i is the true-to-life chronicle of a people who embraced life in the face of death. Such is the warmth, humor, and compassion of this novel that "few readers will remain unchanged by Rachel's story" (mostlyfiction.com).
Originally published: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2003.
"Reading group guide available inside"--P.  of cover.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 387-388).
Seven-year-old Rachel is forcibly removed from her family's 1890s Honolulu home when she contracts leprosy and is placed in a settlement, where she loses a series of new friends before new medical discoveries enable her to reenter the world.