Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Can't Wait Wednesday

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tessa at Wishful Endings which spotlights and discusses forthcoming books that bloggers are looking forward to reading. Generally it's about books that haven't been released yet. This meme is based on Waiting on Wednesday, formerly hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

There are so many exciting new books on the horizon, so without further ado, this week's Can't Wait For book is . . .  

Daughter of Moloka'i (Moloka'i #2) 
Release Date:  February 19, 2019
Publisher:  St. Martin's Press

From Goodreads:  DAUGHTER OF MOLOKA′I is the highly anticipated sequel to Alan Brennert’s acclaimed book club favorite, and national bestseller, MOLOKA′I. It’s a companion tale that tells the story of Ruth, the daughter that Rachel Kalama—quarantined for most of her life at the isolated leprosy settlement of Kalaupapa—was forced to give up at birth.

The book follows young Ruth from her arrival at the Kapi'olani Home for Girls in Honolulu, to her adoption by a Japanese couple who raise her on a farm in California, her marriage and unjust internment at Manzanar Relocation Camp during World War II—and then, after the war, to the life-altering day when she receives a letter from a woman who says she is Ruth’s birth mother, Rachel.
DAUGHTER OF MOLOKA′I expands upon Ruth and Rachel’s 22-year relationship, only hinted at in MOLOKA′I. It’s a richly emotional tale of two women—different in some ways, similar in others—who never expected to meet, much less come to love, one another. And for Ruth it is a story of discovery, the unfolding of a past she knew nothing about. In prose that conjures up the beauty and history of both Hawaiian and Japanese cultures, it’s the powerful and poignant tale that readers of MOLOKA′I have been awaiting for fifteen years.
My thoughts:  One of the best pieces of information that was shared at the 2018 Tri-State Book Buzz for Librarians that I attended last week was during the Macmillan Library Adult Titles presentation.  That's when I learned there will be a long-awaited sequel to the much-loved book, Moloka'i.  Early next year, fans of the novel will have the chance to return to the continuation of this story set in Hawai'i. 
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  1. That is a gorgeous cover! Hope the story is, too! Great pick. :)

  2. Oooh Daughter of! I need to catch up. I agree, it's a beauty of a cover! Here's my Wednesday post! Happy Hump Day! x

  3. I have heard recommendations for Molokai for years. Seems like a good time to read that one before this one comes out.

  4. I know people really liked the first one. Hope this one is a great followup for people.

  5. Molokai is my book groups hands down, all time favorite. We are 20 plus years of reading and going strong. Can hardly wait for Daughter.

  6. Oh this is gorgeous! I'll be curious to see what you think.

  7. I am really looking forward to reading this one as well, Catherine. Moloka'i is one of my favorite novels.