|Pages/Publication Date:||320 / 2019|
The long-awaited sequel to Moloka'i from Emmy winning screenwriter Alan Brennert, this is the story of Ruth, the baby that Rachel Kalama—quarantined at the leprosy settlement of Kalaupapa—was forced to give up. It follows the child from her arrival at the Kapi'olani Home for Girls in Honolulu to her adoption by a Japanese couple, her life on a fruit farm in California, her marriage, and her internment at Manzanar Relocation Camp during World War II. Then, after the war, comes the day she receives a letter from a woman who says she is her birth mother.
"The reunion and blossoming relationship between mother and daughter is rooted in a deep love of Hawaii. Have tissues at hand."—National Geographic