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The Lion in the Lei Shop

by Kaye Starbird

The Lion in the Lei Shop
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    Jun 2013, 276 pages
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    May 2013, 292 pages

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Originally published in 1970 and reissued for a new generation of readers as part of renowned librarian Nancy Pearl's Book Lust Rediscoveries series, The Lion in the Lei Shop gives a rarely heard voice to the women and children of Pearl Harbor.

The Lion in the Lei Shop by Kaye Starbird is a hit with BookBrowse readers. All 18 reviewers gave it 4 or 5 stars! They have much praise for this book that was first published in 1970:

This novel is one of a group of out-of-print books selected for reprinting by NPR's Nancy Pearl. April and her 5-year-old daughter Marty are living in Hawaii with April's soldier husband Lang on December 7, 1941 when Pearl Harbor is bombed. Lang is pulled away to military duties, while his wife and daughter are moved around the island for their safety and then shipped home. The Lion in the Lei Shop, told in the voices of April and Marty, retells the events of the bombing and the war years spent in April's native New England. Author Kaye Starbird does a beautiful job of contrasting the memories of events held by April and Marty, and of highlighting the nature of memory itself. She also portrays the pain ...

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