Genre: Historical Fiction
Length: 400 pages
Audiobook Length: 17 hours and 27 minutes
First Published: 2003
Set in Hawai’i more than a century ago, this is the story of Rachel Kalama, a spirited seven-year-old Hawaiian girl, who 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.
Quotes from moloka’i
Surrounded by darkness yet enfolded in light.
I’ve come to believe that how we choose to live with pain, or injustice, or death….is the true measure of the Divine within us.
Fear is good. In the right degree it prevents us from making fools of ourselves. But in the wrong measure it prevents us from fully living. Fear is our boon companion but never our master.
About alan brennert
Alan Brennert was born May 30, 1954 in Englewood, New Jersey, USA. He is an American author, television producer, and screenwriter. Brennert has lived in Southern California since 1973 and completed graduate work in screenwriting at the University of California, Los Angeles. Visit the author’s website →