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Honolulu

(2009)
(A book in the Hawaii series)
A novel by

 
 
"Honolulu" is the richly imagined story of Jin, a young 'picture bride' who leaves her native Korea - where girls are so little valued that she is known as Regret - and journeys to Hawaii in 1914 in search of a better life. Instead of the prosperous young husband and the chance at an education she has been promised, Jin is quickly married off to a poor, embittered labourer who takes his disappointments out on his new wife, forcing her to make her own way in a strange land. Struggling to build a business with the help of her fellow picture brides, Jin finds both opportunity and prejudice, but ultimately transforms herself from a naive young girl into a resourceful woman. Prospering along with her adopted city, which is fast growing from a small territorial capital to the great multicultural city it is today, Jin can never forget the people she left behind in Korea, and returns one last time to make her peace with her former life. With its passionate knowledge of people and places in Hawaii far off the tourist track, "Honolulu" is a spellbinding story of the triumphs and sacrifices of the human spirit that is sure to become another reading group favourite.

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Hardback Editions

May 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Honolulu (Platinum Readers Circle (Center Point))
Author(s): Alan Brennert
ISBN: 1-60285-495-5 / 978-1-60285-495-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point
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March 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Honolulu
Author(s): Alan Brennert
ISBN: 0-312-36040-1 / 978-0-312-36040-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Paperback Editions

May 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Honolulu
Author(s): Alan Brennert
ISBN: 1-250-00052-1 / 978-1-250-00052-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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November 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Honolulu - CANCELLED
Author(s): Alan Brennert
ISBN: 1-4299-5145-1 / 978-1-4299-5145-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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February 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Honolulu: A Novel
Author(s): Alan Brennert
ISBN: 0-312-60634-6 / 978-0-312-60634-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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Audio Editions

March 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Honolulu
Author(s): Alan Brennert
Publisher: Recorded Books
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March 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Honolulu
Author(s): Alan Brennert
Publisher: Recorded Books
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2009 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Honolulu
Author(s): Alan Brennert
ISBN: 1-4361-7113-X / 978-1-4361-7113-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
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Kindle Editions

March 2009 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Honolulu: A Novel
Author(s): Alan Brennert
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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