I love to read books that are set in the place I’m reading them, and I happen to be in the first place I discovered that joy many years ago- Hawaii. “The Descendants”, by Kaui Hart Hemmings, was a moving, quick read. The book is a portrait of a family in a defining moment- the letting go of a wife and mother who is in a coma. The journey of accepting the faults and flaws of one another and respecting the pain that others experience was fully realized and entirely real. There’s a rainstorm today, just as in the climax of the story. What a perfect day to stay in and read! I’ll have to catch the movie soon!

Waialua, Hawaii



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