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Three Women from Someplace Else [NOOK Book]

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What happens when a happily married, 40-somthing lands in Honolulu, 4,000+ miles away from her small, rural hometown in Pennsylvania, and befriends three women from countries and cultures that she knows very little about? Her world—life, mind, spirit, perspective—is enlarged and enhanced. The evolution of friendships includes learning about ancient island traditions, the hardships of war and terrorism, and modern-day racism—all with a healthy ...
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Three Women from Someplace Else

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Overview

What happens when a happily married, 40-somthing lands in Honolulu, 4,000+ miles away from her small, rural hometown in Pennsylvania, and befriends three women from countries and cultures that she knows very little about? Her world—life, mind, spirit, perspective—is enlarged and enhanced. The evolution of friendships includes learning about ancient island traditions, the hardships of war and terrorism, and modern-day racism—all with a healthy dose of realistic humor.

Her friends: Keiko, an older, very proper Japanese woman who married a GI from Hawaii during the occupation of Tokyo. Haneul left South Korea as a young woman to “live a better life as an American” in Honolulu. Nanialii has royal Hawaiian blood running through her veins and shares the traditions, political maneuvers, sovereignty movements, and cultural wars lived only by the “real locals”—hidden from the comings and goings of those vacationing in paradise.
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Editorial Reviews

Chrystal Lewis
"if you educate your children , they will move away from their hometown" was my favorite quote of the book. Angela has shown us that we need to leave our comfortable lives sometimes so that we can grow as a person. This book was an in depth look into her own life adventures that many people can learn from. As a military wife it is scary to up and move your family to new cites, states, and sometimes countries but at the same time also exciting. To meet people from different cultures, backgrounds,
Cissy Serrao
I LOVED THIS BOOK. Read it from cover to cover in one sitting. It made me laugh and sometimes cry because it purposely touches upon how special Hawaii is with its many diverse cultures living together in fragile harmony.
By stepping out of her comfort zone author Angela Shears shares with us her true life experiences after moving from small "mostly white" town Pennsylvania to ethnically diverse Hawaii. After making friends with a Hawaiian, Korean and Japanese and by going to "local" Hawaiia
Tammy Fitzgerald
Come on, who hasn't dreamed, at one time or another, of living in Hawaii? And how many people figure they have to get their adventures in by the time they hit 30 or else wait for retirement? Well, Angela Rickabaugh Shears got to do what we've all dreamed of - pick up, mid-life, and have an adventure, living in the beautiful tropical paradise of Hawaii, finishing college in a basically-foreign culture, and meeting a few friends from far-off, fascinating worlds. She shares her friendships and deli
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013294301
  • Publisher: Liquid Sunshine
  • Publication date: 10/24/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 266
  • File size: 165 KB

Meet the Author

Angela Rickabaugh Shears has been writing and editing for 20 years. She is an award-winning writer and has published five other books. She earned her B.A. from the University of Hawaii Manoa. Angela, her husband Darrell, and their Old English Sheepdog Maggie, live in Southcentral Pennsylvania.
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