A LibraryReads Selection
A Los Angeles Times Bestseller
Named A Best/Most Anticipated Book by USA Today, BookRiot , BookBub, LibraryReads, OC Register, and Never Ending Voyage
The highly anticipated sequel to Alan Brennert’s acclaimed book club favorite, and national bestseller, Moloka'i
Daughter of Moloka'i tells the story of Ruth, the daughter that Rachel Kalama — quarantined for most of her life at the isolated leprosy settlement of Kalaupapa — was forced to give up at birth. The book follows young Ruth from her arrival at the Kapi'olani Home for Girls in Honolulu, to her adoption by a Japanese couple who raise her on a farm in California, her marriage and unjust internment at Manzanar Relocation Camp during World War II — and then to the life-altering day when she receives a letter from a woman who says she is Ruth’s birth mother, Rachel. Daughter of Moloka'i expands upon Ruth and Rachel’s 22-year relationship, only hinted at in the novel Moloka'i.