Kiana Davenport

1,529 books | 18 friends

26,881 books | 4,998 friends

2,188 books | 14 friends

Cherry ...
4,640 books | 3,311 friends

776 books | 157 friends

657 books | 757 friends

2,383 books | 280 friends

Perry D...
759 books | 79 friends

More friends…

Kiana Davenport

Goodreads Author

The United States

Member Since
December 2010

KIANA DAVENPORT is descended from a full-blooded Native Hawaiian mother, and a Caucasian father from Talladega, Alabama. Her father, Braxton Bragg Davenport, was a sailor in the U.S. Navy, stationed at Pearl Harbor, when he fell in love with her mother, Emma Kealoha Awaawa Kanoho Houghtailing. On her mother's side, Kiana traces her ancestry back to the first Polynesian settlers to the Hawaiian Islands who arrived almost two thousand years ago from Tahiti and the Tuamotu's. On her father's side, she traces her ancestry to John Davenport, the puritan clergyman who co-founded the American colony of New Haven, Connecticut in 1638.

Kiana is the author of the internationally best-selling novels, SHARK DIALOGUES, SONG OF THE EXILE, HOUSE OF MANY GO


Hello World.

How retrograde is this:  One of the first film producers interested in Crazy Rich Asians wanted certain key roles to be rewritten as Caucasian. Shocking? Not if you know Hollywood's history of whitewashing - the practice of casting white actors to play minorities - Asians, African Americans, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders and so on.

Here's a quick reminder.  Referencing back to... Read more of this blog post »
2 likes ·   •  0 comments  •  flag
Twitter icon
Published on February 20, 2019 14:43
Average rating: 4.05 · 4,572 ratings · 707 reviews · 11 distinct worksSimilar authors
Shark Dialogues

4.08 avg rating — 2,035 ratings — published 1994 — 14 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Song of the Exile

4.07 avg rating — 1,105 ratings — published 1999 — 20 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
House of Many Gods

3.98 avg rating — 603 ratings — published 2006 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Spy Lover

3.87 avg rating — 486 ratings — published 2012 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
House of Skin: Prize-Winnin...

4.14 avg rating — 117 ratings — published 2010 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating

4.36 avg rating — 55 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating

4.33 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating

4.69 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
THE SOUL AJAR,  A Love Story

3.66 avg rating — 29 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Prize Stories 2000: The O. ...

3.84 avg rating — 62 ratings — published 2000
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Kiana Davenport…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Kiana’s Recent Updates

Kiana Davenport wants to read
Girl by Edna O'Brien
Rate this book
Clear rating
" Susan Thank you for your support! I don't know if Goodreads will let me do this, but here is the link for ABC optioning Shark Dialogues. If it doesn't ...more "
In the Skin of a Lion by Michael Ondaatje
" Dear Andrea...Ondaatje is a brilliant writer. I recommend all his novels esp. The English Patient, also a brilliant movie. I congratulate you on your ...more "
This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Díaz
" Oh Yes! I forgot that I absolutely loved Oscar Wao. In spite of the f- word. (Which I use all the time! But try to use sparingly in my writing. ) Some ...more "
Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi
"I was living in the hills of Hollywood when Charles Manson and "the family"committed the horrific and gruesome Tate/LaBianca murders. I was 21. By 1969 we had seen our heroes assassinated, our young men being murdered in an illegal and immoral war..." Read more of this review »
Dust Tracks on a Road by Zora Neale Hurston
" Susan, you have excellent taste. Hurston was a brilliant writer, ahead of her time, and buried in history until rediscovered by my friend Alice Walker ...more "
The Guilty Are Afraid by James Hadley Chase
" Aloha Chinmay...Happy to see you are reading...but are you writing as well????? You're so talented, please pursue that talent. Per capita, India is no ...more "
More of Kiana's books…
“She was kahuna, creating more life around her than was actually there, heightening the momentousness of each living thing by simply gazing upon it.”
Kiana Davenport, Shark Dialogues

“Recognizing who you are is not the subtext of a life. It's the main point.”
Kiana Davenport, House of Skin: Prize-Winning Stories

“He thinks of all he has seen and learned: that the universe is indifferent to our human endeavors, that what gives our lives meaning is the passion that invades our hearts and burns in us, and maybe even destroys us.”
Kiana Davenport, The Spy Lover

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
The Seasonal Read...: 10.9 (REMEMBERING PEARL HARBOR) 12 139 Nov 20, 2009 12:40PM  
The Seasonal Read...: This topic has been closed to new comments. * WINTER CHALLENGE 2009-2010 TASKS 5 1525 Nov 30, 2009 07:59AM  
The Seasonal Read...: Summer 2010 Plans 153 772 Aug 31, 2010 05:30PM  
The Seasonal Read...: This topic has been closed to new comments. Fall Challenge 2010 Completed Tasks (do NOT delete any posts in this thread) 2791 1125 Nov 30, 2010 09:03PM  
Book Haven: I am Currently Reading (2011) 1573 1012 Jan 27, 2012 11:12AM  
European Royalty: Hawaii 7 38 Aug 13, 2012 10:23AM  
Aussie Readers: Book Chick City's 100+ Books in 2012 Challenge 127 119 Jan 05, 2013 02:14AM  
The Seasonal Read...: This topic has been closed to new comments. Fall Challenge 2013: Completed Tasks (DO NOT DELETE POSTS) 2505 595 Nov 30, 2013 09:01PM  
“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.”
Bill Keane

“Thence we came forth to rebehold the stars.”
Dante Alighieri, Inferno

2996 Chicks On Lit — 4842 members — last activity 11 hours, 46 min ago
(Est. Feb 14, 2008) More than a reading group of women but a place for honest, respectful, intelligent conversations led by adult women. Discussions a ...more
52545 Announce/Brag/Showoff — 336 members — last activity Mar 07, 2018 08:40AM
This is a virtual group. Feel free to showcase your work here. Join us on Facebook too at
53595 Realistic Fiction — 84 members — last activity Apr 17, 2012 02:10PM
What is Realistic Fiction? It is a fiction based on real events, having real locations.
132400 Amazon India — 225 members — last activity May 26, 2017 01:27AM
Books available on Amazon India

No comments have been added yet.