Moana Transport Yourself to Hawaii? Try These Novels

The bright, Polynesian setting of Disney’s latest animated feature may have moviegoers eager to escape to sunny shores. Steer them to these books set in the beautiful Hawaii.

aloha-mr-lucky-corson-hirschfeld Aloha, Mr. Lucky, by Corson Hirschfield

  Bird of Another Heaven, by James D. Houston

The Curse of Lono, by Hunter S. Thompson

The Descendants, by Kaui Hart Hemmings

Flirting with Forty, by Jane Porter

From Here to Eternity, by James Jones

Hawaii, by James Michener

Honolulu, by Alan Brenner

hotel-honolulu-paul-theroux Hotel Honolulu, by Paul Theroux

 House of Many Gods, by Kiana Davenport

Lost Kingdom: Hawaii’s Last Queen, The Sugar Kings and America’s First Imperial Adventure, by Julia Flynn Siler

Paradise Park, by Allegra Goodman

Wild Meat and Bully Burgers, by Lois-Ann Yamanaka



About the Author:

Karen Kleckner Keefe is the director of the Hinsdale (IL) Public Library, a Booklist reviewer, and one of Library Journal's 2009 "Movers and Shakers." Follow her on Twitter at @KarenKleckner.

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