Apr 28, 2009

Teaser Tuesday: A Map of Paradise

From A Map of Paradise: A Novel of Nineteenth Century Hawaii by Linda Ching Sledge, 1997. Molly, the young daughter of immigrants, learns about Hawaii.

"A true child of the islands, Molly could name in Hawaiian the separate winds that blew through Nuuanu Valley by the time she was seven. Nalani had taught her to breathe with the earth, to feel the ola that coursed through land and sky and sea, to see akuas hidden in the mists, to trace the footsteps of tiny creatures called menehunes in the ancient ditches and canals that crisscrossed the hidden reaches of the valley and thus to make herself one with the spirit-infused land." (ch. 12)

Choose two sentences at random from a book of your choice: Teaser Tuesday meme courtesy of MizB at Should Be Reading

16 comments:

  1. Very nice! This one's going on my list. Looks fascinating. I don't know nearly enough about Hawaii.

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  2. That sounds beautiful. I have always wanted to travel to Hawaii.

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  3. What a great teaser. I know nothing at all about Hawaii butnow i am intrigued.

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  4. I'd love to learn about Hawaii firsthand ;)

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  5. Sounds wonderful. I worked in Hawaii for two summers at a museum. I'll have to look into this novel.

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  6. Beautiful teaser that makes me feel the wind and the earth, etc. Sounds like a great read.

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  7. This sounds like it would be such a good book! Not all touristy, like many books you read about Hawaii, but a story about the genuine place itself and the real people who live there. Great teaser!

    Mine, meanwhile, is here

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  8. Great teaser--beautiful writing!

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  9. I haven't seen that one around - it sounds lovely!

    My teaser is here.

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  10. The writing just 'feels' like Hawaii!

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  11. I just love Hawaiian words, and Nalani is a beautiful name. :) Thanks for the teaser.

    Here's my Teaser! ~ Wendi

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  12. thanks for stopping by. Your teaser is lovely and evokes the spirit of the islands.

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  13. That sounds like a great read for this season!

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  14. I love all the Hawaiin words in this teaser. sounds like a great read!!

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  15. Sounds like a good book. And Hawaii, of course, would be a wonderful place to live and learn! Nice teasers.

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  16. Your teaser is a good one. How funny that we are reading the same book!

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