Life in Hawaii comes alive in a new feel-good book, â€śKauai Stories: Life on the Garden Island told by Kauaiâ€™s People,â€ť a collection of more than 50 touching, humorous and
inspiring personal stories. As you get to know the people of Kauai, you will feel the joy of living in Hawaii. Written entirely in the first-person, â€śKauai Storiesâ€ť is like sitting down for coffee and a cozy chat with friends as they share their life experiences.
The book includes colorful stories about growing up in the islandâ€™s sugar plantation â€ścampâ€ť housing and the sense of community fostered among the many ethnic groups who immigrated to Kauai to work for the plantations; keeping the ancient art of hula dancing alive; and of Kauai residents sailing thousands of nautical miles to foreign countries in a replica of an ancient voyaging canoe, navigating only by the stars, the moon, the sun and ocean currents as Polynesians did when they discovered Hawaii more than 1,500 years ago.
There are surprises, such as a blind man who is a key member of his outrigger canoe
paddling team; how one woman overcame a horrible childhood to become one of the
stateâ€™s most revered instructors in the 200-year-old tradition of Hawaiian quilt-making;
and â€śChicken Nuggets,â€ť humorous tales of acceptance, and even affection, for Kauaiâ€™s
abundant population of hens and roosters running wild across the island.
When you have finished reading â€śKauai Stories,â€ť you will have a collection of warm
Hawaii memories as if they are your own, memories such as children making toys out
of tobacco pouches stuffed with leaves or Frisbees from car-flattened toads; of finding
dozens of glass balls washed ashore on a beach, broken loose from Japanese fishing nets
during World War II; and of the splendor and serenity of a remote tropical valley, the pot
of gold at the end of a challenging 11-mile hike along the cliffs towering above the ocean
along the world famous Na Pali Coast Trail.
â€śKauai Stories: Life on the Garden Island told by Kauaiâ€™s People,â€ť is available in all e-
book formats and will be out in paperback shortly. Visit www.kauaistories.net to sign up
to be notified when the paperback is available, and for excerpts, sound bites, videos of
people in the book and editor biography.