• Red Slider

    Alex, what a wonderful review of Frances’ new book.  I totally agree and couldn’t add a thing that wouldn’t spoil for the reader their own discovery of the hundreds of little, sometimes noisy, sometimes  quiet corners of surprise that pepper the pages of “Kapoho”.  It only took fifty years and Frances’ pen to finally bring us this little gem of laughter and tears and a stubborn love of life from the people of a small village that neither the winds of war nor  Pele’s shaking skirts could bury and forget.  So glad these stories finally made it to the shores of the 21st century for all of us to share and enjoy.  And just in time for Christmas, too!  What a gift, eh.

    • Mahalo for your comments. I wanted to say so much more, but also didn’t want to sound long-winded. I wasn’t sure coming in what to expect… oh another memoir… but was pleasantly surprised how much I really enjoyed reading it. It’s definitely one of my favorite books this year.

      • I can’t wait till her signings “back home (her 2nd) in Sacramento, CA, to purchase, and read Kapoho ~ we helped critique parts of it at our 3rd Tues writing-critique groups, and were totally awe-inspired by Frances’ skills.

        As an aside, I have all of her books, thanks to meeting Frances at an NCPA award banquet during a Sacramento writing conference in 2008.  I read the first sentence in her “Teacher, You Look Like A Horse” and was hooked!  We’ve become fast friends ever since, and I highly recommend any and all of her books.

  • frances kakugawa

    Dear Alex, you have honored me beyond words for this review.
    Someday, I hope to thank you in person. With gratitude and aloha. frances

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