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JoAnn Bassett

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JoAnn was born and raised in Seattle, but always preferred palm trees to pine trees. She wrote instructional books and videos for a living but dreamed of "making stuff up" once she put the working life behind her. In 1996, she and her husband bought a home on Maui. Best day ever. She loved living on the beach but her husband longed to get back to "normal" so they moved to Arizona. Now JoAnn writes about life in the islands as a way to stay connected. Her "Islands of Aloha" mystery series will feature a story set in each of the major Hawaiian islands, starting with Maui.

Average rating: 3.87 · 5,608 ratings · 532 reviews · 18 distinct worksSimilar authors
Maui Widow Waltz (Islands o...

3.70 avg rating — 1,676 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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Livin' Lahaina Loca (Island...

3.80 avg rating — 881 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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Lana'i of the Tiger

3.85 avg rating — 814 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Mai Tai Butterfly

3.80 avg rating — 549 ratings — published 2008 — 4 editions
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Kaua'i Me a River (Islands ...

4.07 avg rating — 415 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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O'ahu Lonesome Tonight? (Is...

4.10 avg rating — 311 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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I'm Kona Love You Forever (...

4.06 avg rating — 269 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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Moloka'i Lullaby (Islands o...

4.06 avg rating — 212 ratings — published 2015
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Hilo, Goodbye (Islands of A...

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Lucky Beach (Escape to Maui...

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Maui Widow Waltz Livin' Lahaina Loca Lana'i of the Tiger Kaua'i Me a River O'ahu Lonesome Tonight? I'm Kona Love You Forever Moloka'i Lullaby
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Okay, like many of you I thought, "Oh joy, I'm about to read the platitudes of a woman married to the one-time richest man on the planet about empowering women. This ought to be 'interesting.'" I was wrong. Really wrong. Melinda Gates is a powerhouse ...more
" I've loved Jennifer Weiner's books from Book One. She's funny, insightful and her characters are memorable. I saw her on the Martha Stewart TV show on ...more "
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Y is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton
I can't believe Sue Grafton is getting to the end of the alphabet. Good for her, and good for us that we have two more of her wonderful books to look forward to. I will buy this in hardback since I have a collection (kind of crazy, but there it is...) I'll review the story once I've read the book. Until then, what's your favorite Kinsey Millhone story? Mine is "D is for Deadbeat."
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This was a tough read over Christmas because it's not a cheery story. In fact, it's a horrific story (or actually many stories) of people enduring the last months of World War II in Poland and Eastern Germany. I'm not a huge fan of "Holocaust tales," ...more
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Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
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Wow. This second book in the Outlander series is just as engrossing and wonderful as the first. When I was originally told about this series, "A woman goes back in time to the middle of the eighteen century..." I sort of yawned, and it took me a long ...more
Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
" I'm loving it already--and I'm only about 10% into it!! "
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To Die For by Joyce Maynard
To Die For
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This is an amazing look into the mind of a psychopath. And, a rather likeable psychopath (if such a thing exists), I might add. When we hear stories of crazy stuff like teachers having affairs with their teen-aged students, or kids killing their ...more
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“Just because a cop smiles at you when he asks for your license and registration doesn’t change the fact that he’s carrying a loaded gun.”
JoAnn Bassett, Mai Tai Butterfly

“Some people take great pleasure in things like surprise birthday parties or financial windfalls, but for me, being knowingly kept in the dark is maddening.”
JoAnn Bassett, I'm Kona Love You Forever

“battered Balinese desk. There were supposed to be three piles—those I could pay right away; those I’d pay by the end of February; and those that would never”
JoAnn Bassett, Maui Widow Waltz

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