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Maui Time Weekly calls the author’s writing “intriguing and illuminating, an interesting primer on notable people on Maui. Anyone who has been on the island 24 hours will find this an easy, handy reference.”
”Voices of Aloha on Magical Maui includes 60 short tales based on my award-winning popular columns in Lahaina News that offer insights into Hawaiians and their history as well as the remarkable people visitors can meet every day.
Read about leading musicians you may want to enjoy, a morning Goddess, a leis lady, a bird man, the 400,000 Mai Tai man, the mystic of hula dancers, ultimate visitors, modern-day whalers, colorful characters. a king who unified the islands and a queen who composed songs still heard today and who crossed the ocean to meet the well -known monarch Queen Victoria and lost her kingdom.
The society of professional journalists in Honolulu annual awards program named the column whose stories appear in the book one of best in Hawaii and the writer one of the leading independent journalists in the islands. The author’s credentials include writing for four years for the prestigious Business Week magazine honing writing and reporting skills, interviewing Dr. Martin Luther King and other notable people.
Voices of Aloha on Magical Maui is based on knowledge of Maui the author developed over 27 years as a visitor and 15 as a resident. It explains how people develop a passion for this greatest place on earth that exceeds few other places. It explains the real meaning of aloha heard so frequently and why this is a magical island.
Although there are many books written about Maui very few explore the lives of ordinary people , telling how Hawaiians and others grew up. Of particular interest is a rare look at the feelings of Hawaiians on the loss of their kingdom and how they were teated for most of the last century.
Voices of Aloha on Magical Mau begins with a story on the author’s passion for Maui.— passion few have for any place.and visitors often develop, returning again and again to this island paradise. You will learn about the fascinating histories of the king who unified the islands and the queen who lost a kingdom and the impact of missionaries, sugar barons and today’s entrepreneurs.
The book concludes with a tongue and cheek story on the comings and goings of Kea Aloha, the little dog who made possible Voices of Aloha on Magical Maui by not eating the manuscript.
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