Everything Books: 04-11-19

  • "The Queen of Molokai" by Kirby Michael Wright

Hawaii writer pens new book based on his family

Honolulu writer Kirby Michael Wright has penned a family saga, “The Queen of Molokai,” a new work of creative nonfiction based on the life and times of Julia Wright, his part-Hawaiian grandmother.

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Julia’s wild teenage years in the Roaring ’20s in Waikiki turn to heartbreak when she gives birth to two sons out of wedlock. Her mother cares for the boys in Honolulu while Julia pursues marriage on rural Molokai with a noncommittal cowboy.

Wright won the 2018 Redwood Empire Mensa Award for Creative Nonfiction. His stories and stand-alone chapters have appeared in over 200 literary journals and magazines worldwide.

New book to be published by local author Lovgren

Local author Jon Lovgren is releasing his book entitled “The Magic Words” to Amazon Kindle on May 14 for $7.99.

A 1,000-year-old Hawaiian lifestyle makes its way into the 21st century. This practice was outlawed and no longer allowed to be practiced openly. But it was kept alive by the kahuna (wisdom keepers) and has evolved into what it is today, a personalized version of hooponopono, the ancient Hawaiian healing practice of forgiveness and retribution.

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“The Magic Words” describes in great detail how to best use them and apply them to your life to bring you to a place of peace, joy and happiness.

“The Magic Words” is published by Hawaiian Stickbug Productions, a multi-media company established in 2016 to deliver audio, video, and print content to help anyone learn to reach their highest potential and live life to their fullest.

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