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Friday, June 25, 1999

Books tell the story


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This listing of new books about Hawaii or by Hawaii writers is published on the last Friday of each month.

Bullet "Hawaii Sports History Facts & Statistics": Dan Cisco, $24.95, 651 pages, University of Hawaii Press, paperback.

A comprehensive compilation of statewide sports information published in a single volume, covering 59 sports, from adventure racing to wrestling. The major sports are covered at all levels, youth/ amateur, college and professional.

Each sport begins with a history of that sport in Hawaii, and provides statistics about the sport since its introduction in Hawaii.

Bullet "The Voices of Wisdom, Hawaii Elders Speak": MJ Harden, $24.95, 231 pages, Aka Press, paperback.

Histories and philosophies of Hawaiian elders who were considered experts in their disciplines. Twenty-four individuals highlight topics that keep the Hawaiian culture alive. All 24 are leaders of the cultural renaissance of the past three decades.

Bullet "The Birth and Death of the Miracle Man and Other Stories": Albert Wendt, $16.95, 176 pages, University of Hawaii Press, paperback.

A collection of stories painting a portrait of the complex world of Samoa. Salepa, down on his luck, is determined to use his talent; Fisola, who feels the Miracle Man is being born inside of him, disgraces his family by stabbing a European nun; and Gabriel relives his family's tragic past.

Bullet "Dance for the Land": Clemence Mclaren, $16.00, 153 pages, Simon & Schuster, hardcover.

A young girl thought hula was something for tourists, girls in plastic skirts who dance to silly songs. Once she realizes the effortless grace and hard work involved, she bubbles with excitement, realizing hula is a way of telling stories without words, a kind of poetry. Geared toward children ages 10-14.


Read All About It

Read All About It presents news and notices about Hawaii's literary scene. Send items -- at least two weeks in advance of publication date -- to Read All About It, P.O. Box 3080, Honolulu, Hawaii 96802.


Keiki Storytime
Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m., Borders Waikele.


Joyce Lebra
Borders Waikele, 676-7820
Discussion and autographing of "Shaping Hawai'i: the Voices of Women," noon tomorrow.

John Hoover and David Schrichte
Borders Waikele, 676-7820
Autographing of "Hawai'i's Sea Creatures and Hawai'i's Fishes" by author John Hoover and photographer David Schrichte, 4 p.m. Sunday.

George Kinder
Borders Ward Centre, 596-8194
Author of "Seven Stages of Maturity", 7 p.m. Tuesdays.

Dr. Terry Shintani
Autographs "Hawaiian Diet Book":
Bullet 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Bestsellers. Call 528-2378.
Bullet 7:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday, Waldenbooks Ala Moana. Call 942-1605.

Kristin Zambucka
Signing of her "Classic Trilogy-Ano Ano The Seed, The Mana Keepers and The Fire Lily".
Bullet 12-1 p.m. July 3, Waldenbooks Windward Mall, 235-8044.
Bullet 1-2 p.m. July 4, Waldenbooks Ala Moana, 942-1605.

Alan Houghton
Waldenbooks Ala Moana, 942-1605
Photographer signs his work, 1-2 p.m. July 3.


Pauwilo Look
Ala Moana Center Stage, 942-1605
2-3 p.m. tomorrow. Reading of three keiki books from the Island Heritage Collection.

Elle Crowe
Waldenbooks, Windward Mall; 235-8044
The author of "Little Princess Kaiulani" appears 3 p.m. July 3, Centerstage.


American Cancer Society
Borders Waikele, 676-7820
Learn how to stay safe in the sun 11:30 a.m. tomorrow. Free, with pamphlets and sunscreen.

"Self Publishing Workshop"
Japanese Cultural Center, 2454 S. Beretania St.
With Rich Budnick, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday. To register, call 395-1161.SPECIALS

Borders Explorer Camp
Borders, Waikele; 676-7820
6:30 p.m. Tuesday; free. Explore wildlife and learn about birds. Sign up at information desk.


Writers' Support Group
Borders Waikele, 676-7820
6 p.m. July 2. Focuses on ideas, publishing goals and creative blocks.

"Makana Akamai"
Friends of the Library needs book donations to help the library's book budget. Call for a brochure listing books wanted.


african american literary book group
1132 Bishop St., Suite 1404; 528-5037
Group discusses African literature, 6:30-8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of every month. Call to confirm attendance and book title.

Crafts and stories
Barnes and Noble, 737-3323
Meets 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Get in touch with your creative side
Two groups focus on books by Julia Cameron, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, a group discusses "Artist Way"; Thursdays, another group discusses "The Vein of Gold." Call Sue for locations.

Online fun
(212) 414-6157
Barnes and Noble author chat group at and barnesandnoble@aol (keyword: bn). Call Elke Villa or e-mail her at evilla

Professional Writers Group of Hawaii
Meets 4-6 p.m. second and fourth Saturdays of each month. Call Susan.

Romance Readers Group
Borders, Ward Centre; 591-8995
Meets 7 p.m. last Tuesday of each month

Science and Fantasy Fiction Reading Group
Borders, Ward Centre; 591-8995
Meets 7 p.m. last Wednesday of each month.

Writers Support Group
Borders Waikele; 676-6699
Meets 2 p.m. first Friday of each month


Local Best Sellers


1. "Fishes of Hawaii," Susan and Thomas Kelly, Bess Press
2. "Goodnight Gecko," Gil McBarnet, Ruwanga Trading (1)
3. "Shapes of Aloha," Karen E. Socher, Island Heritage
4. "Limu The Blue Turtle," Kimo Armitage, Island Heritage (3)
5. "Keiki's First Books" series, Wren and Maile, Bess Press (4)
6. "Baby Honu's Adventure," Tammy Yee, Island Heritage (2)
7. "Local-Style Fairy Tales," \Sandi Takayama, Bess Press
8. "Kid Stuff Series," Dawn Goto and Wren, Mutual Publishing
9. "ABCs of Hawaii," Sharon Asta and Jeanne Donovan, Island Heritage (5)
10. "The Little Hawaiian Rainbow," Stacey Daum, Island Heritage


1. "Discover Hawaii Series," Stu Dawrs, Island Heritage (3)
2. "From the Skies" series, Grant, Stevens, Cook, Mutual Publishing (5)
3. "Scenic Hawai"i series, Island Heritage staff, Island Heritage (6)
4. "Travelogue" series, Curt Sanburn, Jan TenBruggencate, Ui and Steven Goldsberry, Mutual Publishing (7)
5. "Glen Grant's Chicken Skin Tales," Glen Grant, Mutual Publishing
6. "Capturing" series, Michael Stewart, David Boynton, Ray Mains, Doug Peebles, Mutual Publishing (2)
7. "Viewbook Oahu" series, Douglas Peebles, Naturally Native (1)
8. "Sunday in Hawaii," Ui and Steven Goldsberry, Mutual Publishing (4)
9. "Pidgin to Da Max," Douglas Simonson, Pat Sasaki and Ken Sakata, Bess Press
10. "The Essential Guides" series (four books), by Island Heritage


1. "Hawaii the Big Island Revealed," Andrew Doughty and Harriet Friedman, Wizard Publications (6)
2. "Hawaiian Journey," Joseph Mullins, Mutual Publishing (1)
3. "Obake Files," Glen Grant, Mutual Publishing (5)
4. "Hawaii's Best Spooky Tales" series (3 books), by Rick Carroll, Bess Press
5. "From a Native Daughter," Haunani-Kay Trask, University of Hawaii Press
6. "Oahu's Hidden History," William Dorrance, Mutual Publishing (3)
7. "All About Hawaiian," Albert Schutz, University of Hawaii Press (10)
8. "Shoal of Time: A History of the Hawaiian Islands," Gavan Daws, University of Hawaii Press (4)
9. "Hawaiian Country Tables," Kaui Philpotts, Bess Press
10. "Ka Lei Ha 'Aheo: Beginning Hawaiian," Alberta Hopkins, University of Hawai'i Press


1. "Pacific Island Legends," Nancy Bo, Beret Strong, and William Flood, Bess Press
2. "Hawaiian Historical Legends," W.D. Westervelt, Mutual Publishing (8)
3. "Hawaiian Legends of Ghosts and Ghost Gods," W.D. Westervelt, Mutual Publishing (5)
4. "Myths and Legends of Hawaii,"W.D. Westervelt, Mutual Publishing (9)
5. "Fornander's Ancient History of the Hawaiian People," Abraham Fornander, Mutual Publishing
6. "Hawaiian Mythology," Martha Beckwith, University of Hawai'i Press
7. "Mark Twain in Hawaii," Mark Twain, Mutual Publishing (2)
8. "Mark Twain's Letters From Hawaii," Mark Twain, University of Hawai'i Press
9. "Tsunami!" (second edition), Walter C. Dudley and Min Lee, University of Hawai'i Press
10. "Hawaiian Folk Tales," compiled by Thomas G. Thrum, Mutual Publishing


1. "Hawaiian Lei Making Step-by-Step Guide," Laurie Shimizu Ide, Mutual Publishing (1)
2. "Pocket Guide to Hawaii's Flowers," Leland Miyano and Douglas Peebles, Mutual Publishing (8)
3. "Pocket Guide to Hawaii's Birds," H. Douglas Pratt, Mutual Publishing (5)
4. "Rainbow International Word Book" series, Bess Press
5. "Hawaii's Beautiful Birds," H. Douglas Pratt, Mutual Publishing
6. "Pocket Guide to Hawaii's Trees and Shrubs", H. Douglas Pratt, Mutual Publishing (4)
7. "Hawaii's Fishes," John Hoover, Mutual Publishing
8. "Pocket Guide to Hawaii's Underwater Paradise," John P. Hoover, Mutual Publishing
9. "Let's Learn A Little Hawaiian," Ray Helbig, Hawaiian Service Inc.
10. "Hawaii's Birds," Hawaii Audubon Society, Island Heritage

These are best-selling books in Hawaii during May 1999. Figures are courtesy of the Hawaii Book Publishers Association and Booklines distributors, and reflect sales by Hawaii-based publishers. A number in parenthesis indicates a title's ranking the previous month. This list runs the last Friday of every month.

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