Seasons in Hawaii are hard to identify and limited to two: winter and summer. It takes a while for seventy degrees to feel cold – only the locals are wearing sweatshirts in January – but summer is coming, and the Honolulu Weekly is recommending a list of summer books to complement the annual Hawaii Book and Music Festival this weekend.
The Festival offered a Book Swap and hosted a variety of authors, including Sarah Vowell for her account of Western intervention in the Hawaiian monarchy, Unfamiliar Fishes; Maya Soetoro-Ng (Obama’s sister) for her children’s book Ladder to the Moon; and a svelte looking Roseanne Barr for her latest memoir Roseannarchy.
Standing room only for Sarah Vowell, and Maya Soetoro-Ng, with Honolulu policemen nearby, calmly greeted each fan as she signed copies of her book.
The Honolulu Weekly highlighted local authors:
- The Little Greenies by Petronella Evers (children’s picture book). Go to Potpourri to meet the author.
- The Tao of Travel by Paul Theroux (travel)
- One Man’s Paradise by Douglas Corleone (crime mystery)
- Waves of Resistance by Isaiah Walker (surfing)