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Moloka'i by Alan Brennert
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Feb 24, 12

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I don't know. I am still thinking about it - so that is always good to me. It is so sad yet it has so many redeeming qualities. And there is hope. And despite a really awful circumstance (getting leprosy and sent to live on an island with other lepers), the leper colony makes the best of life. The main character is wonderful. I love that the book covers her entire life because the author does a great job with her and I wouldn't want to miss any part of it.

I am trying to figure out his take on religion. It is definitely a central theme. I think that he must have a general feeling that we need religion - or more that we need God - but it doesn't really matter what religion. Maybe?

And I loved the history of Hawaii from 1890-1970 ish.

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