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  • In Japan, people believe that there are years in a person?s life that are bad luck. For men, the worst is 41. It is yakudoshi. It is the age of calamity.
  • First published in 1907, this collection by Thomas G. Thrum brought together a series of legends printed in The Hawaiian Annual by noted folklorists Emerson, Forbes, Gibson, Hyde, Nakuina, and Poepoe. New cover in 2004!
  • Menehune Mystery is a retelling of favorite narratives: The ‘Alekoko fishpond, the Kīkī-a-Ola aqueduct, Laka’s canoe, the wizard Kahano-a-newa and Kū-leo-nui, and Kamapua‘a’s house, among others. It is also a forensic analysis of the myth’s trajectory. Were Menehune the ancestors of Hawai‘i’s people? Did the famous Wainiha Menehune census actually take place? Which storytellers carried the stories forward faithfully? Who were the narrators who twisted the tale to suit their own objectives? And what evidence exists that little people might once have existed in Polynesia?
  • In this compelling, reflective, and sometimes humorous memoir, the son of a dark-skinned, tough-as-nails Hawaiian father and frantic, no-nonsense Hawaiian mother is born with red hair. Rudolph Puana grows up in hardscrabble Kahaluu, Oahu...
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    With a distinct style that breathes with life, O.A. Bushnell tells an epic story that has a huge cast of characters and the full drama of history.
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    A novel that describes with eloquence the collision of two opposing cultures during a turbulent time in Maui's past.