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The Color of Air

by Gail Tsukiyama

The Color of Air by Gail Tsukiyama X
The Color of Air by Gail Tsukiyama
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    Jul 2020, 320 pages
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    May 2021, 256 pages

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Pat G.

Color of Air
Having been to Hawaii, the storyline was so eye opener to the history of sugar cane and the life led by the multiple nationalities. There was spirituality and great respect shown for the land and for life. Well written and an easy read with excellent characterization.
Marie McAndrew-Taylor

Gayle Tskuiyama
I always read Gayle Tsukiyama books. Her characters are wonderful. Gayle has a keen sense of place. Community is a major theme in this book. Highly recommend.
Nancy M.

I fell in love with this book
First, of all, I am a big fan of this author. Samurai's Garden is one of my all time favorite books. This book, with it's Hawaiian setting, diverse characters, poignant love stories, swept me away. I read this in one day, and I didn't want it to end. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants a deeply immersive reading experience.
K Fox

Totally immersed in place and time
A welcome panacea to the times we are living in is how I would describe reading this story of Daniel Abe, a successful doctor in Chicago, as he returns home to Hilo two years after his mother Mariko’s death.
A secret has driven Danial home, though, and I was enchanted by the story Tsukiyama weaves switching between “ghost voices” and “island voices” as the prodigal son and his long-ago community are united again.

A Powerful story of love and pain, told so gently through the eyes of Daniel, Koji, Mariko and Nori, I felt as if I was there, in the lush and abundant fields of Hilo, sharing in the lives of the characters and becoming part of the community. Hoping with each turn of the page that the forces of nature will not destroy their homes and livelihoods and wondering if secrets held so tightly will ever be revealed.

Gail Tsukiyama is the author of six previous novels, including The Street of a Thousand Blossoms, Women of the Silk and The Samurai's Garden.
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