New releases from Hawaii authors
"Spirit of the Village: A Maui Memoir"
By Jackie Pias Carlin
Write on Maui Publishing
$14.95 (to order: jackiepiascarlin.maui.net)
The author's story begins with her childhood on a plantation camp in Paia, Maui, and the cultural traditions of her Filipino family. In a very personal memoir, Jackie Pias Carlin provides a straightfoward account of a life that includes a brief entertainment career on Guam and a period living in a truck on the beach.
"Seeking an Answer"
By Carol Catanzariti and Norma W. Gorst
Finishing Line Press
$14 (to order: finishinglinepress.com)
The two Hawaii writers play tag team in this collection of poetry, taking turns in their creations. Each piece starts with the line that ended the previous selection. As a whole, the poems become the stories of "She" and "He," delicate, heartfelt poems filled with emotional imagery.