New releases from Hawaii authors
By Douglas Brower, Vantage Press, $8.95
This paperback consists of a collection of short stories reminiscent of storytelling from a bygone era. Some are edifying, some are adventurous, many combine myth and reality. All establish the positive theme for young teens that knowledge and cooperation can overcome distrust and suspicion, and potentially lead to friendship.
"Kiss Her Goodbye"
By Robert Gregory Browne, St. Martin's Press, $23.95
Browne's novel focuses on ATF Agent Jack Donovan and his mission to hunt down a ruthless, charismatic arms smuggler named Alexander Gunderson. Gunderson leads a ragtag band of malcontents bent on changing the world. When a bank robbery gone wrong puts Gunderson's soul mate in a vegetative state, he blames Donovan and vows revenge.