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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0393315592
ISBN-13: 9780393315592
Sku: 30058426
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.5L x 0.75T
Pages:  240
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Filled with love and food, this story of the Hawaiian Wong family is an exuberant banquet of characters and stories. (A Little Too Much Is Enough) vividly recreates Honolulu after World War II. . . . When the author gets around to describing the brutal fields and cannaries where Mahi and her brother labor in the service of Hawaiis most famous fruit, its a revelation. Youll never look at a can of pineapple in the same way again .--Deborah Stead, New York Times Book Review. A PNBA Best Book of the Year. *Author: Tyau, Kathleen *Binding Type: Paperback *Number of Pages: 240 *Publication Date: 1996/11/17 *Language: English *Dimensions: 8.02 x 5.37 x 0.59 inches
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Filled with love and food, this story of the Hawaiian Wong family is an exuberant banquet of characters and stories. "(A Little Too Much Is Enough) vividly recreates Honolulu after World War II. . . . When the author gets around to describing the brutal fields and cannaries where Mahi and her brother labor in the service of Hawaii's most famous fruit, it's a revelation. You'll never look at a can of pineapple in the same way again".--Deborah Stead, New York Times Book Review. A PNBA Best Book of the Year.Filled with love and food, this story of the Hawaiian Wong family is an exuberant banquet of characters and stories.

Mahealani Wong was named for the full moon she was born under as her Chinese grandmother believed it would bring her good luck. She has a full helping of her fathers full Hawaiian lips and the rebellious heart of an American teenager. In this vibrant tale, Mahi tries to get more than the "little too much" that is enough for the loving and hard-to-let-go-of-one-another Wong family.
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A first novel that depicts a girl's childhood in Hawaii, with its abundant family life, religious atmosphere, and ethnic ties.

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Los Angeles Times Book Review
"Tyau's first novel resembles a brightly colored painting that at first glace seems normal, until you notice that there in the corner an iridescent fish is leaping out of someone's head....unfailingly joyous even when her characters are in pain....Tyau's style feels organic."

Kirkus Reviews
" ...an impressive and important addition to a growing Hawaiian school of wrtiers." 05/01/1995

New York Times Book Review
"['A Little Too Much is Enough'] vividly recreates Honolulu after World War II....When the author gets around to describing the brutal fields and canneries where Mahi and her brother labor in the service of Hawaii's most famous fruit, it's a revelation. You'll never look at a can of pineapple the same way again." - Deborah Stead

Washington Post
"This sweet book takes you to Hawaii, to breezy streets, to beaches with just enough people on them, to families plotting for days about the luau they're going to give for this or than growing-up child....Catch it while you can. It's a wonderful vacation." - Carolyn See

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0240
Product attributePublisher:   W. W. Norton & Company
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