Star-Bulletin Features

Friday, February 26, 1999


Book Bindings


Bullet Moonbay: Ty Pak, $12, 214 pages, The Woodhouse Inc.

Collection of short stories of the Korean people during times of war, displacement, discrimination and reconciliation.

Bullet Cry Korea Cry: Ty Pak, $12; 531 pages, The Woodhouse Inc.

Moo Moo, a mixed-blood Korean War orphan, learns how to overcome his hatred and anger for what happened to his family.

Bullet Fever: Nicole Dean, $12.95; 177 pages, Puuiki Press

Comic tale of a West Coast attorney and her CPA husband's move to Maui in search for paradise.

Bullet How to Get the Job You Want in Hawaii: Rich Budnick, $14.95; 192 pages, Aloha Press

Samples of resumes, job search methods and other tips for job hunters. Almost half of the book has a listing of companies in Hawaii to send resumes to -- from top accounting firms to restaurants.

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




Bullet Rich Budnick: Author of "How to Get the Job You Want in Hawaii," 2-3 p.m. tomorrow, Waldens, Kahala Mall. Call 395-1161.


Bullet Shakespeare on Sunday: Reads "Richard III," 7 p.m. Sunday, Barnes & Noble. Call 737-3323.


Bullet "What You Need to Know to Get Your Children's Book Published": Lauri Hornik, senior editor of Random House Children's Publishing, speaks on how to submit a manuscript effectively, and the "picture book creations from submission to publication and beyond," 9 a.m.-noon tomorrow, Ala Moana Hotel. Cost: $41-$51. Call Bruce Hale, 955-4742.

Bullet Ko'olau Writing workshops: Marie Hara will be the guest speaker and there will be two writing sessions with participants choosing two out of four topics (non-fiction, fiction, scriptwriting and poetry). Bring a brown bag lunch. Drinks will be provided. From 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. March 6, Hawaii Pacific University, Hawaii Loa Campus. Cost: $10. Register at 544-9340.


Bullet Book sale: Friends of Aiea Public Library's annual sale with prices beginning at 25 cents, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. March 20, Aiea Public Library. Proceeds will go toward reading enhancement programs.

Bullet "Makana Akamai": Friends of the Library is asking for book donations to help the library's book budget. A brochure of wanted books is available at 536-4174. Books may be donated to a favorite library.


Bullet "How to Get the Job You Want": Rich Budnick gives tips on getting a job and hot to self-publish books, 10:30 a.m. tomorrow, Waipahu Library. Call 395-1161.

Bullet Andrea Baer: Author of "Quit Smoking for Good," discusses an innovative way to kick the habit, 1 p.m. Sunday, Barnes & Noble. Call 737-3323.

Bullet Black History Month celebration: Featuring Nubian Pageant Systems and Rainey & Rainey Enterprises, 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Borders, Ward. Call 591-8995.

Bullet Writers Support Group: Inaugural meeting, 2 p.m. March 5, Borders, Waikele. Call 676-6699.

Bullet African Black American Education Center Hawaii: Literary book group discusses African American literature, two Mondays each month at First Hawaiian Tower, 1132 Bishop St., Suite 1404. Reservations required. Call Deloris at 528-5037 for time, date, book title and reservation.

Bullet "Anne of Green Gables Society": Group focusing on "Anne," Prince Edward Island and the writings and life of L.M. Montgomery. Write to: Anne of Green Gables Society, c/o George Campbell, Avonlea, Prince Edward Island, Canada, COB 1M0, or call 1-902-436-7329 or fax 1-902-436-1787.

Bullet Get in touch with your creative side: Group studies focus on books by Julia Cameron. From 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, the group will discuss Cameron's book "Artist Way"; from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, another group will discuss Cameron's book "The Vein of Gold." Call Sue, 678-0561.

Bullet Online fun: Barnes and Noble author chat group at and on AOL (keyword: bn). Call Elke Villa at 1-212-414-6157 or e-mail


Bullet "Can You Write Just One Good Paragraph?": The Program to Preserve Hawaiian Place Names offers $100 to the winner of its Annual Memorial Contest. Topic is: "My Favorite Hawaiian Place Name." Entries must be typed on one side of a single 8-1/2-by-11 inch paper with author's name and address at the bottom of the page. No word limit. All Hawaiian words must be spelled with glottal stops and macrons, following the standard references published by the University of Hawaii. Wrong spellings will disqualify entries. Submit paragraphs to: Judges, Box 4349, Honolulu, Hawaii 96812 by Monday. No entries will be returned. For complete details, call 948-3299.

"Read All About It" presents news and notices from 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, HI 96802.



January 1999 Favorites

bullet Children's
1. Baby Honu's Adventure Tammy Yee, Island Heritage (4)
2. The Goodnight Gecko Gil McBarnet, Ruwanga Trading (3)
3. Kid Stuff Series Dawn Goto and Wren, Mutual Publishing
4. Native Animals of Hawaii Patrick Ching, Bess Press
5. Discover Hawaii Series (4 books): Katherine Orr, Island Heritage
6. Keiki's First Books (series) Wren and Maile, Bess Press (2)
7. Endangered Animals of Hawaii Patrick Ching, Bess Press
8. ABC's of Hawaii Sharon Asta and Jeanne Donovan, Island Heritage
9. The Story of Hina Patrick Ching, Island Heritage
10. The Three Little Pua'a Sherry Forkum, Island Heritage

bullet Gift and Travel
1. Viewbook (series) Douglas Peebles, Hawaiian Resources (1)
2. Discover Hawaii Series Stu Dawrs, Island Heritage (5)
3. From the Skies of Paradise (series) Glen Grant, Chris Cook, Tom Stevens and Douglas Peebles, Mutual Publishing (6)
4. Scenic Hawaii Series Island Heritage (2)
5. Ma Ke Ano Kuloko/Healthy Cook Nutrition Council of Hawaii, Booklines Hawaii
6. The Essential Guides Series (four books) Island Heritage Star (10)
7. Maui on My Mind Rita Ariyoshi, Mutual Publishing
8. Island Travelogues (series of six books) Curt Sanburn, Jan TenBruggencate, and Ui and Steve Goldsberry, Mutual Publishing (8)
9. Hawaii the Big Island Glen Grant, Mutual Publishing
10. Glen Grant's Chicken Skin Tales Glen Grant, Mutual Publishing

bullet Hawaiiana
1. Hawaii's Best Spooky Tales series (3 books) Rick Carroll, Bess Press (1)
2. Shoal of Time Gavan Daws, University of Hawai'i Press Star (4)
3. Shore Fishes of Hawaii John E. Randall, University of Hawai'i Press
4. Hawaiian Country Tables Kaui Philpotts, Bess Press (2)
5. Hawaiian Names English Names Eileen Root, Press Pacifica
6. Obake -- Ghost Stories in Hawaii Glen Grant, Mutual Publishing
7. Obake Files Glen Grant, Mutual Publishing
8. Chicken Skin: True Spooky Stories of Hawai'i Rick Carroll, Bess Press
9. Ka Lei Ha 'Aheo: Beginning Hawaiian Alberta Hopkins, University of Hawai'i Press (10)
10. Pele -- Goddess of Hawaiian Volcanoes Herb Kane, Kane Press

bullet Literature
1. Mark Twain in Hawaii Mark Twain, Mutual Publishing Star
2. Hawaiian Folk Tales compiled by Thomas G. Thrum, Mutual Publishing (6)
3. Japanese Eyes ... American Heart various, University of Hawai'i Press (3)
4. Six Months in the Sandwich Islands Isabella L. Bird, Mutual Publishing
5. The Betrayal of Liliuokalani Helena G. Allen, Mutual Publishing Star
6. Tsunami! (second edition) Walter C. Dudley and Min Lee, University of Hawai'i Press (5)
7. All I Asking for Is My Body Milton Murayama, University of Hawai'i Press (1)
8. (tie--240) Stories of Hawaii Jack London, Mutual Publishing Star (7)
9. A Hawaiian Reader Vol. I edited by A. Grove Day and Carl Stroven, Mutual Publishing Star
10. Fornander's Ancienty History of the Hawaiian People Abraham Fornander, Mutual Publishing

bullet Reference
1. Ultimate Kauai Guidebook, 3rd Edition A. Doughty and H. Friedman, Wizard Publications
2. Atlas of Hawaii, Third Edition James and Sonia Juvik, University of Hawai'i Press (3)
3. Pocket Guide to Hawaii's Flowers Leland Miyano and Douglas Peebles, Mutual Publishing (5)
4. Things Hawaiian, A Pocket Guide to the Language Al Schutz, Island Heritage (6)
5. Pocket Guide to Hawaii's Birds H. Douglas Pratt, Mutual Publishing (2)
6. Hawaii's Birds Hawaii Audubon Society, Island Heritage Star
7. New Pocket Hawaiian Dictionary Mary Pukui and Samuel Elbert, University of Hawai'i Press (8)
8. Handy Hawaiian Dictionary Compiled by Henry P. Judd, Mary Kawena Pukui and John F.G. Stokes, Mutual Publishing
9. Let's Learn A Little Hawaiian Ray Helbig, Hawaiian Service Inc.
10. Atlas of Hawaii O.A. Bushnell, Gavan Daws and Andrew Berger, Island Heritage Star

These are best-selling books in Hawaii during January 1999.
Figures are courtesy of the Hawaii Book Publishers Association and
Booklines Distributors, and reflect sales by Hawaii-based publishers.
A star (Star) denotes a title that has been on the market at
least five years; a number in parenthesis indicates
a title's previous ranking.

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