New releases from Hawaii authors
"The Coves of Paradise"
By Michael Lloyd Davidson (PublishAmerica, $14.95)
Davidson's paperback book of poetry is a spiritual salute to Hawaii and its many wonders. The author had hitchhiked across the United States and Canada before he arrived in Hawaii in the early 1970s. Before leaving in the mid-'90s to return to the mainland, Davidson lived outdoors and experienced the islands like few tourists could. His love of Hawaii is expressed in his poems.
"Hawaiian Legends Photo-book"
By George Tahara (Hi-Lite Publishing Co., $19.95)
George Tahara gained worldwide fame for his "Hawaiian Legends" film series, and his films have been shown in Hawaii's schools for the past 40 years. This hardback book displays a pictorial sequence that follows the stories portrayed in the films, and all of the still photographs have been culled and captioned by Tahara. The quality of the color printing is good, and the format is reader-friendly.