The Seagull's Gardener: My Father's Last Odyssey

The Seagull's Gardener: My Father's Last Odyssey

by Pam Chun
     
 

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In the early 1900s Woody grew up running barefoot in the lush valleys of Territorial Hawaii. From camping at Kailua Beach with his buddies to raising his family, he's immersed in the dynamic changes of the Paradise of the Pacific. As he approaches ninety he insists he's too busy to die. A tale told within tales with photos of Old Hawaii, signature dishes, and

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In the early 1900s Woody grew up running barefoot in the lush valleys of Territorial Hawaii. From camping at Kailua Beach with his buddies to raising his family, he's immersed in the dynamic changes of the Paradise of the Pacific. As he approaches ninety he insists he's too busy to die. A tale told within tales with photos of Old Hawaii, signature dishes, and unforgettable dreams, Pam Chun's lyrical memoir of her father describes their bond across time and distance. He wails at aging. She's frustrated by caring for him from 3,000 miles away, relatives who don't agree on his care, don't approve of her, and issues she didn't think she'd face. Includes family photos never before published and signature recipes.Includes 10 Things I learned about Distance CaregivingIncludes Nation-wide Caregiving Resources and specialized Hawaii resources.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781475138696
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
07/27/2012
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.57(d)

Meet the Author

Bestselling author Pam Chun's award winning first novel, The Money Dragon, was named one of 2002's books in Hawaii. She has been featured on National Public Radio, at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C., at the National Archives and Records Administration's Conference on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and in the video documentary, "Hawaii's Chinatown." Both her first and second novel, When Strange Gods Call, have won Ka Palapala Pòokela Awards for literary excellence. Pam and her husband live in the San Francisco Bay Area where she grows tropical flowers from her native Hawaii. She has one son, a U.S. diplomat posted overseas. Visit her website at www.pamchun.com.

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