On Monday, October 27, using Zoom conferencing, we will meet to discuss Molokai by Alan Brennert. Set in Hawai’i more than a century ago, this is an extraordinary epic and deeply moving testament to the resiliency of the human spirit. Rachel Kalama, a spirited seven-year-old Hawaiian girl, dreams of visiting far-off lands like her father, a merchant seaman. Then one day a rose-colored mark appears on her skin, and she is sent to the leprosy settlement on the island of Moloka’i to end her life there. Instead she discovers it is only just beginning in this chronicle of a people who embraced life in the face of death, full of warmth, humor, and compassion.