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MAWHCC Community Book Club

The MAWHCC Book Club is open to the public, so anyone who is curious about or has affection for Hawaiian culture will find a home here.

In general, the reading selections are about Hawai'i or by Hawaiian authors. Many readers enjoy historical fiction, which is a relaxing and enjoyable way to soak up the essence of a culture while absorbing some of its origins and major influences. Some books may be of more general interest.

Books are selected by members and the club meets for an hour on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 pm PST.

The folks who make up the membership are the main draw. A microcosm of Hawaiian society, they are warm and interesting and fun to spend time with.

Our group discussion is virtual via Google Meet. An invitation will be sent to everyone in the book club mailing list. If you are interested in being a part of the club, just let us know at Meetings are open to non-members. If you have friends who might be interested, please share this information with them.

Book Picks

November/December 2023 - Hawai'i by James Michener

October 2023 - The Watcher of Waipuna by Gary Pak (again)

September 2023 - Hula, by Jasmin 'Iolani Hakes

August 2023 - No Footprints in the Sand, by Henry Nalaielua

July 2023 - Ka'a'awa: A novel about Hawaii in the 1850's By: O.A. Bushnell

June 2023 - The Three Year Swim Club By: Julie Checkoway

April 2023 - Sharks in the Time of Saviors, by Kawai Strong Washburn

March 2023 - Hawaii's Story, by Queen Lili'uokalani

February 2023 - Sweet Pies and Soldiers, by Sara Ackerman

January 2023 - Children of a Fireland, by Gary Pak

December 2022 - The Healers, by Kimo Armitage

October 2022 - This is Paradise, by Kristiana Kahakauwila

August 2022 - The Stone of Kannon, by O.A. Bushnell

July 2022 - All I Asking for Is My Body, by Milton Murayama

June 2022 - Kolea, By Russell Cahill

May 2022 - Behold the Many, by Lois-Ann Yamanaka

April 2022 - Bird of Another Heaven, by James D. Houston

March 2022 - Pukoko, by Wayne Moniz

February 2022 - Aloha Rodeo, by David Wolman and Julian Smith

January 2022 - Hawaiki Rising, by Sam Low