Enjoy the warmth, spirit and adventure of Kauai in 50 inspiring, humorous and touching personal stories told by the island’s people.
Dance hula with an award-winning hula instructor who helps keep this cultural tradition alive.
Make salt the traditional way Hawaiians have been making salt for centuries.
Laugh with people as they recall growing up island-style in sugar plantation "camps," going barefoot until high school and making toys with whatever was on hand, like Frisbees from car-flattened, sun-dried toads.
Smile at humorous tales of acceptance and affection for members of the island’s wild chicken population.
Get to know patriotic Japanese American soldiers born on Kauai as they fight for the United States in World War II against Japan, the country of their parents' birth.
Journey thousands of miles across oceans in a voyaging canoe with sailors who navigate only by the stars, moon, sun and waves as their ancestors did when they discovered Hawaii more than 1,500 years ago.
Feel the ocean spray as Kauai residents share their love of surfing, canoe paddling and strolling along secluded sandy beaches . . . often making the only footsteps in the sand.
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Kauai Stories captures the sweetness and kindness of this island community with great detail, humor and grace.
— Robert Schleck, Director, Grove Farm Museum
Once you begin reading Kauai Stories, you will quickly understand what makes us say, “Lucky we live Kauai.”
— Sue Kanoho, Executive Director, Kauai Visitors Bureau
It's amazing to me that a a man who has never lived in Hawaii, I now have so many wonderful memories of Kauai. This is a book of magic.
— Floyd Jones, Colorado resident
Pamela Varma has enjoyed living on Kauai since 1988. She delights in bringing people's stories to light.