A Little Too Much Is Enough

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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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Publisher Lightning Source Inc
Mfg Part# 9780393315592
SKU 30058426
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0393315592
Release Date 4/10/2007
Praise
"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."
" ...an impressive and important addition to a growing Hawaiian school of wrtiers."
"['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."
"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."
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Annotation A first novel that depicts a girl's childhood in Hawaii, with its abundant family life, religious atmosphere, and ethnic ties.
Editors Note 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.
Editors Note 2 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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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0240
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company

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