SUMMARY The Color of Air ✓ E-book or Kindle E-pub

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SUMMARY The Color of Air ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ From the New York Times bestselling author of Women of the Silk and The Samurai's Garden comes a gorgeous and evocative historical novel about a Japanese American family set against the backdrop of Hawai’i's sugar plantationsDaniel Abe a young doctor in Chicago is finallyPresent from the day of the volcano eruption in 1935 to decades prior The Color of Air interweaves the stories of Daniel Koji and Mariko to create a rich vibrant bittersweet chorus that celebrates their lifelong bond to one other and to their immigrant community As Mauna Loa threatens their lives and livelihoods it also unearths long held secrets simmering below the surface that meld past and present revealing a path forward for them al. Another exuisite read by Gail Tsukiyama She always delivers a beautiful story evocative and loaded with sensory detail but without being fussy Highly recommend

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Women of the Silk and The Samurai's Garden comes a gorgeous and evocative historical novel about a Japanese American family set against the backdrop of Hawai’i's sugar plantationsDaniel Abe a young doctor in Chicago is finally coming back to Hawai'i He has his own reason for returning to his childhood home but it is not to revisit the past unlike his Uncle Koji Koji lives with the memories. 4 stars In December of 1935 the Mauna Loa volcano on the big island of Hawaii was erupting flowing toward Hilo On December 27th in hopes of diverting the flow the US Army dropped bombs in its path Hilo was not hit with the flow so maybe it worked or as Mama Natua a wonderful character in this novel says “Pele you old sly one you finally stopped eh showed them fools who’s boss yeah” This is a work of historical fiction that highlights this event which actually happened While for a good part of the novel this near disaster looms large what drew me in was the story of a cast of characters a close knit group with a shared history caring about each other over the years sharing secrets protecting each other some bearing burdens of their past They are part of a Japanese community whose families came to Hilo seeking a livelihood on the sugar cane and pineapple plantations to fish the waters Gail Tsukiyama lovingly depicts the sense of community of lifelong friends Koji drives the sugar cane train retired years ago from cutting cane still grieves Mariko the love of his life and is struggling with a secret he has kept from Mariko’s son Daniel Daniel bears a burden as well and has just returned home after a personal struggle while he was a physician in Chicago There are other characters to love Nori Mariko’s best friend the aunties who play hearts We are taken back in years by the “ghost voices” of Mariko and Razor Koji’s best friend Their first person narratives read almost like journal entries and provide some clarity to the secrets and regrets held by the others providing hope to the reader that the burdens of these characters will be lightened This is a beautifully written story reflecting history full of love the meaning of friendship and community I was reminded of past trips to Hawaii perhaps the most gorgeous place I have ever visited I received a copy of this book from HarperVia through Edelweiss

REVIEW The Color of Air

The Color of AirOf Daniel’s mother Mariko the love of his life and the scars of a life hard lived He can’t wait to see Daniel who he’s always thought of as a son but he knows the time has come to tell him the truth about his mother and his father But Daniel’s arrival coincides with the awakening of the Mauna Loa volcano and its dangerous path toward their village stirs both new and long ago passions in their communityAlternating between past and. Like this island I'm already remaking myself Look and you will find me everywhere in the rocks in the water in the color of the air Mariko's Ghost VoiceThe 1935 eruption of the Mauna Loa volcano on Hawaii's Big Island is the backdrop for the return of Daniel Abe to the village of Hilo Daniel had become a physician in Chicago but he now has doubts about his career Japanese immigrants came to the island to work on the sugar plantations and fish and formed a close community where they helped each other like a familyThe author writes beautifully about Hawaii's natural world the fragrance of ripe mangoes the lush vegetation the gorgeous beaches the sulfurous smell and rumblings of the volcano and the hot molten lava But the island also has workers doing backbreaking work cutting cane in the hot sun for little pay bothered by insects snakes and tough bossesThe story revolves around David his deceased mother Mariko his father who left them and his Uncle Koji Mariko was the only woman that Koji ever loved and the kind man acted as a second father to Daniel When Daniel returns home secrets are revealed about his family and close friendsThe people of Hilo are hard working and compassionate with every generation helping others in their large community Flashbacks and the ghost voices of the deceased show us the bonds that were first established in the early 20th Century The Color of Air is a lovely story with characters to care about Readers will be hoping that the fire goddess Pele spares Hilo from the rivers of lava