We list here new books by Hawaii's authors and the Hawaii
best seller lists. All lists are updated on the last Friday of each month.

Friday, August 29, 1997


"Gaman: A Generation In Hawaii": Sharon Keiko Simmons, $7.95, 110 pages, Black Tiger Press

This is a biography of a "typical" nisei family during the plantation era, relating the strength it took for them to survive Hawaii's progress.

"Hawaiian Vagabond": Iris Pasquet, $13.95, 132 pages, Vagabond Publications

Colorful prints by Peggy Pai are entwined with poetry and the history of Hawaii. There are lined pages for the reader to capture his or her dreams, memories and reflections and a short glossary of Hawaiian words.

"Tropical Pacific Island Environments": Christopher S. Lobban and Maria Schefter, $50 (softcover) and $70 (hardcover), 345 pages, University of Guam Press

The Pacific Island's ecological history and future are related through case studies, pictures, diagrams, charts and legends. The book connects environmental biology principles with local issues and shows how scientists developed their theories about the islands.


July 1997 Favorites
Children's books
1. The Goodnight Gecko Gil McBarnet, Ruwanga Trading (1)
2. Muffin & the Lesson of Kokua Carmen Geshell, Island Heritage
3. The Legend of Guava Bear Gale Bates, Island Heritage (8)
4. Native Animals of Hawaii Patrick Ching, Bess Press
5. Aloha Bear and the Meaning of Aloha Dick Adair, Island Heritage (5)
6. Tales of Tutu Nene and Nele Gale Bates, Island Heritage
7. Gecko Hide and Seek Gil McBarnet, Ruwanga Trading (2)
8. Makoa and the Place of Refuge, Jerry Cunnyngham, Island Heritage Publishing
9. Three Whales Who Won the Heart of the World Suzanne Kita, Island Heritage
10. The Three Little Hawaiian Pigs and the Magic Shark Donivee Martin Laird, Barnaby Books

Gift and travel
1. Viewbook (series) Douglas Peebles, Hawaiian Resources (1)
2. Scenic Hawaii Series Island Heritage (2)
3. The Choy of Cooking Sam Choy and Catherine Enomoto, Mutual Publishing
4. Hawaii, The Big Island Allan Seiden, Island Heritage
5. 50th Anniversary Maui Cookbook various contributors, Maui Association for Family and Community Education (8)
6. Maui's Hana Highway Angela Kay Kepler, Mutual Publishing
7. Hawaii Blossoms Dorothy and Bob Hargreaves, Island Heritage (9)
8. From the Skies of Paradise (series) Glen Grant, Chris Cook, Tom Stevens and Douglas Peebles, Mutual Publishing (5)
9. Hawaii The Big Island Glen Grant, Peter French and Greg Vaughn, Mutual Publishing
10. Hawai'i's Natural Wonders Jan TenBruggencate and Douglas Peebles, Mutual Publishing

1. Shoal of Time Gavan Daws, University of Hawai'i Press (4)
2. Ka Lei Ha 'Aheo: Beginning Hawaiian Alberta Hopkins, University of Hawai'i Press (7)
3. Na Mo'olelo Hawaii o ka Wa Kahiko, Stories of Old Hawai'i Roy Alameida, Bess Press (2)
4. Hawaiian Names English Names Eileen Root, Press Pacifica (6)
5. Hawaiian Journey Joseph Mullins, Mutual Publishing (3)
6. Obake Files Glen Grant, Mutual Publishing (1)
7. Pele -- Goddess of Hawaiian Volcanoes Herb Kane, Kane Press (9)
8. Na Mele O Hawaii Nei Samuel Elbert and Noelani Mahoe, University of Hawai'i Press
9. Fornander's Ancient History of the Hawaiian People Abraham Fornander, Mutual Publishing
10. Hawaii This 'N That LaRue W. Piercy, Mutual Publishing

1. With Obligation To All George Ariyoshi, University of Hawai'i Press
2. Hawaii's Story by Hawaii's Queen Lydia Liliuokalani, Mutual Publishing (1)
3. Myths and Legends of Hawaii W.D. Westervelt, Mutual Publishing (5)
4. All I Asking for Is My Body Milton Murayama, University of Hawai'i Press
5. Hawaiian Mythology Martha Beckwith, University of Hawai'i Press (2)
6. Mark Twain in Hawaii Mark Twain, Mutual Publishing (8)
7. The Betrayal of Liliuokalani Helena G. Allen, Mutual Publishing (7)
8. Mark Twain's Letters From Hawaii Mark Twain, University of Hawai'i Press
9. Pau Hana: Plantation Life and Labor in Hawaii, 1835-1920 Ronald Takaki, University of Hawai'i Press
10. A Hawaiian Reader edited by A. Grove Day and Carl Stroven, Mutual Publishing (10)

1. New Pocket Hawaiian Dictionary Mary Pukui and Samuel Elbert, University of Hawai'i Press (1)
2. Handy Hawaiian Dictionary Compiled by Henry P. Judd, Mary Kawena Pukui and John F.G. Stokes, Mutual Publishing
3. Pocket Guide to Hawaii's Birds H. Douglas Pratt, Mutual Publishing (2)
4. Hawaii's Underwater Paradise John P. Hoover, Mutual Publishing
5. Hawaiian Dictionary (revised) Mary Pukui and Samuel Elbert, University of Hawai'i Press (7)
6. Hawaii's Birds Hawaii Audubon Society, Island Heritage (8)
7. Atlas of Hawaii O.A. Bushnell, Gavan Daws and Andrew Berger, Island Heritage
8. Pearl Harbor: The Way It Was Scott C.S. Stone, Island Heritage
9. All Stings Considered: First Aid and Medical Treatment of Hawaii's Marine Injuries Craig Thomas and Susan Scott
10. Exotic Tropicals of Hawaii Angela Kay Kepler and Jacob R. Mau, Mutual Publishing

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

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