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Friday, January 29, 1999


Hawaii’s Books

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AUTHOR SIGNINGS

bullet Brad Coates: Author of "Divorce with Decency: The Complete How-To Handbook and Survivor's Guide to the Legal, Emotional, Economic and Social Issues," noon Feb. 6, Borders, Waikele. Call 676-6699.

bullet Barbara Kawakami: Author of "Hawaii Nikei Imin no Fuku Shoku Shi," 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 6, Shirokiya, Ala Moana. Call 973-9111.

WORKSHOPS

bullet "What You Need to Know to Get Your Children's Book Published": Lauri Hornik, senior editor of Random House Children's Publishing, speaks on how to submit a manuscript effectively, 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 27, Ala Moana Hotel. Cost: $36-$46, postmarked by Feb. 13; $41-$51, others. Call Bruce Hale at 955-4742.

SPECIALS

bullet Writers needed: For anthology of single women's personal experiences depicting how strong they are or have become. Women can be divorced, widowed or never married. Send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Dianne Lorang, The Write Help, 7485 S. Washington Circle, Littleton, Colo. 80122; e-mail her at mdmbe@worldnet. att.net; or connect to http://home.att.net/~m mbe.

bullet "Makana Akamai": Friends of the Library is asking for book donations to help the library's book budget. A brochure of wanted books is available at 536-4174.

MISCELLANEOUS

bullet "Anne of Green Gables Society": New group focusing on "Anne," Prince Edward Island and the writings and life of L.M. Montgomery. Write to: Anne of Green Gables Society, c/o George Campbell, Avonlea, Prince Edward Island, Canada, COB 1M0; call 1-902-436-7329; or fax 1-902-436-1787.

bullet "19 cent-99 cent sale": Buy a book and help provide funds for new library materials and continuing programs, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. tomorrow, Kalihi-Palama Public Library. Call 832-3466.

bullet Mensa Book Group: 3 p.m. the first Sunday of February, May, August and November, Barnes & Noble. Call Gerry DeBenedetti at 734-1159.

Tapa

LOCAL BEST SELLERS

December, 1998

bullet Children's
1. Hawaii Chillers Series (6 books): P.J. Neri, Bess Press (1)
2. Keiki's First Books (series) Wren and Maile, Bess Press (4)
3. The Goodnight Gecko Gil McBarnet, Ruwanga Trading
4. Baby Honu's Adventure Tammy Yee, Island Heritage (2)
5. Local-Style Fairy Tales Sandi Takayama, Bess Press (3)
6. The Story of Hina Patrick Ching, Island Heritage
7. Popoki the Hawaiian Cat Diana C. Gleasner, Bill Gleasner Press
8. Brave Little Turtle Gill McBarnet, Ruwanga Trading
9. Gecko Hide and Seek Gil McBarnet, Ruwanga Trading
10. Makoa and the Place of Refuge, Jerry Cunnyngham, Island Heritage

bullet Gift and Travel
1. Viewbook (series) Douglas Peebles, Hawaiian Resources (2)
2. Scenic Hawaii Series Island Heritage (3)
3. 50th Anniversary Maui Cookbook various contributors, Maui Association for Family and Community Education (4)
4. The Choy of Seafood Sam Choy, Mutual Publishing (1)
5. Discover Hawaii (series) Stu Dawrs, Island Heritage (5)
6. From the Skies of Paradise (series) Glen Grant, Chris Cook, Tom Stevens and Douglas Peebles, Mutual Publishing (8)
7. 'Twas the Night Before Christmas in Hawaii Barbara Ewald, Bess Press
8. Island Travelogues (series of six) Curt Sanburn, Jan TenBruggencate, and Ui and Steve Goldsberry, Mutual Publishing (9)
9. With Sam Choy Sam Choy and Evelyn Cook, Mutual Publishing (6)
10. The Essential Guides (series of four books) Island Heritage Star

bullet Hawaiiana
1. Hawaii's Best Spooky Tales series (3 books) Rick Carroll, Bess Press
2. Hawaiian Country Tables Kaui Philpotts, Bess Press (2)
3. Hawaiian Journey Joseph Mullins, Mutual Publishing (3)
4. Shoal of Time Gavan Daws, University of Hawai'i Press Star (8)
5. Hawaiian Voyages of the Ono Jimmy Steve Dixon and Lila Moore, Hawaii Tradewinds Publishing Co.
6. Kona Town Musicians Pacific Greetings
7. Hawaii the Big Island Revealed Wizard Publications (1)
8. Growing Up Local various, Bamboo Ridge Press
9. Holy Man: Father Damien of Molokai Gavan Daws, UH Press Star
10. Ka Lei Ha 'Aheo: Beginning Hawaiian Alberta Hopkins, UH Press

bullet Literature
1. All I Asking for Is My Body Milton Murayama, University of Hawai'i Press (2)
2. Potiki Patricia Grace, UH Press (6)
3. Japanese Eyes ... American Heart various, UH Press
4. Hawaii's Story by Hawaii's Queen Lydia Liliuokalani, Mutual Publishing Star (1)
5. Tsunami! (second edition) Walter C. Dudley and Min Lee, UH Press
6. Hawaiian Folk Tales compiled by Thomas G. Thrum, Mutual Publishing
7. (tie--240) Myths and Legends of Hawaii W.D. Westervelt, Mutual Publishing Star (8)
7. (tie--240) Stories of Hawaii Jack London, Mutual Publishing Star
9. Kauai: The Separate Kingdom Edward Joesting, UH Press
10. Hawaiian Mythology Martha Beckwith, UH Press (7)

bullet Reference
1. Hawaiian Lei Making Step-by-Step Guide Laurie Shimizu Ide, Mutual Publishing (2)
2. Pocket Guide to Hawaii's Birds H. Douglas Pratt, Mutual Publishing
3. Atlas of Hawaii, Third Edition James and Sonia Juvik, UH Press (3)
4. Hawaii's Humpback Whales Greg Kaufman and Paul Forestell, Island Heritage Star
5. Pocket Guide to Hawaii's Flowers Leland Miyano and Douglas Peebles, Mutual Publishing
6. Things Hawaiian, A Pocket Guide to the Language Al Schutz, Island Heritage (5)
7. Pocket Guide to Fish John Hoover, Mutual Publishing
8. New Pocket Hawaiian Dictionary Mary Pukui and Samuel Elbert, UH Press (4)
9. Hawaiian Dictionary (revised) Mary Pukui and Samuel Elbert, UH Press
10. Hawaii's Fishes John Hoover, Mutual Publishing (9)


These are best-selling books in Hawaii during December 1998.
Figures are courtesy of the Hawaii Book Publishers Association and Booklines
distributors, and reflect sales by Hawaii-based publishers.
A star (Star) denotes a title has been on the market
at least five years; a number in parenthesis indicates
a title's previous ranking.

Tapa

1998 LOCAL BEST SELLERS

bullet Children's
1. Keiki's First Books (series) Wren and Maile, Bess Press
2. The Goodnight Gecko Gil McBarnet, Ruwanga Trading (1)
3. Hawaii Chillers (series) PJ Neri, Bess Press
4. Baby Honu's Incredible Adventure Tammy Yee, Island Heritage
5. Gecko Hide and Seek Gil McBarnet, Ruwanga Trading (2)
6. Popoki the Hawaiian Cat Diana C. Gleasner, Bill Gleasner Press
7. Fishes of Hawaii Susan and Thomas Kelly, Bess Press (5)
8. Discover Hawaii (series) Katherine Orr, Island Heritage
9. Brave Little Turtle Gill McBarnet, Ruwanga Trading
10. Local-Style Fairy Tales Sandi Takayama, Bess Press

bullet Gift and Travel
1. Viewbook (series) Douglas Peebles, Hawaiian Resources (1)
2. Scenic Hawaii Series Island Heritage (2)
3. Choy of Seafood Sam Choy, Mutual Publishing
4. From the Skies of Paradise (series) Glen Grant, Chris Cook, Tom Stevens and Douglas Peebles, Mutual Publishing (4)
5. 50th Anniversary Maui Cookbook various contributors, Maui Association for Family and Community Education (3)
6. Island Travelogues (series of six books) Curt Sanburn, Jan TenBruggencate, and Ui and Steve Goldsberry, Mutual Publishing (7)
7. Essential Guides (series) Island Heritage Star
8. Discover Hawaii (series) Stu Dawrs, Island Heritage
9. Glen Grant's Chicken Skin Tales Glen Grant, Mutual Publishing
10. The Choy of Cooking Sam Choy and Catherine Enomoto, Mutual Publishing (8)

bullet Hawaiiana
1.Hawaii the Big Island Revealed Wizard Publications
2. Hawaiian Journey Joseph Mullins, Mutual Publishing (4)
3. Hawaii's Best Spooky Tales Rick Carroll, Bess Press (1)
4. Hawaiian Names, English Names Eileen, Root, Press Pacifica (3)
5. Hawaii's Best Spooky Tales 2 Rick Carroll, Bess Press
6. Shoal of Time Gavan Daws, University of Hawai'i Press Star (6)
7. Chicken Skin: True Spooky Stories of Hawai'i Rick Carroll, Bess Press
8. Obake Files Glen Grant, Mutual Publishing (5)
9. Pele -- Goddess of Hawaiian Volcanoes Herb Kane, Kane Press (10)
10. The Secret Obake Casebook Glen Grant, Mutual Publishing (2)

bullet Literature
1. Hawaii's Story by Hawaii's Queen Lydia Liliuokalani, Mutual Publishing Star (1)
2. Myths and Legends of Hawaii W.D. Westervelt, Mutual Publishing Star (3)
3. Legends and Myths of Hawaii David Kalakaua, Mutual Publishing Star (5)
4. The Betrayal of Liliuokalani Helena G. Allen, Mutual Publishing Star
5. Mark Twain in Hawaii Mark Twain, Mutual Publishing Star (6)
6. All I Asking for Is My Body Milton Murayama, UH Press (9)
7. A Hawaiian Reader edited by A. Grove Day and Carl Stroven, Mutual Publishing Star
8. Stories of Hawaii Jack London, Mutual Publishing Star (8)
9. The Red Wind Ian MacMillan, Mutual Publishing
10. Mark Twain's Letters From Hawaii Mark Twain, UH Press Star (7)

bullet Reference
1. New Pocket Hawaiian Dictionary Mary Pukui and Samuel Elbert, UH Press (1)
2. Ultimate Kauai Guidebook, 3rd Edition A. Doughty and H. Friedman, Wizard Publications
3. Pocket Guide to Hawaii's Birds H. Douglas Pratt, Mutual Publishing (3)
4. Hawaii's Birds Hawaii Audubon Society, Island Heritage (2)
5. Hawaiian Lei Making Step-by-Step Guide Laurie Shimizu Ide, Mutual Publishing
6. Things Hawaiian, A Pocket Guide to the Language Al Schutz, Island Heritage
7. Pocket Guide to Flowers Leland Miyano and Douglas Peebles, Mutual Publishing (10)
8. Atlas of Hawaii O.A. Bushnell, Gavan Daws and Andrew Berger, Island Heritage Star (7)
9. Hawaiian Dictionary (revised) Mary Pukui and Samuel Elbert, UH Press (8)
10. Let's Learn A Little Hawaiian Ray Helbig, Hawaiian Service (4)


These are best-selling books in Hawaii during the year 1998.
Figures are courtesy of the Hawaii Book Publishers Association and Booklines
distributors, and reflect sales by Hawaii-based publishers.
A star (Star) denotes a title that has been on the
market at least five years.



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