Set during a time of transition – plantation life was ending and World War II was looming on the horizon – Kona follows the lives of an interracial family. Martha Luahine Bell and Winslow Wendall’s life together reflect the conflict that comes from the meeting of opposing cultures and values. The story traces the impact that the bending of cultures has on their children who, in the end, make choices very different from those imagined by their parents.

Author: Marjorie Sinclair