Author: Kristiana Kahakauwila

Book Review & Giveaway: This is Paradise by Kristiana Kahakauwila

Posted July 17, 2013 in Reviews / 17 Comments
Book Review & Giveaway: This is Paradise by Kristiana Kahakauwila

Kristiana Kahakauwila’s fiction debut is a gorgeous collection of stories about Hawaii. Most of us think of Hawaii as a tourist paradise of leis, luaus, and surfing lessons, but the islands Kahakauwila brings to life have a different flavor. Her Hawaii is a little bit gritty, a little bit dirty. It’s home. “In my last semester at college I took a course in poetry and read the writers who once influenced him: Basho, Issa, Buson. They write about the beauty […]