Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers

Celebrate Pi Day With This Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

My grandmother, Helen, was a great storyteller, and she always went on about the war and the soldiers and all the events that happened in and around their tiny little town of Honoka’a. But what stuck out most in my mind, was the lion.  That the soldiers managed to bring an African lion to Hawaii… Read More »

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#StrongWomenRead: Make Space for a New Voice this International Women’s Day

March is Women’s History Month, highlighted by International Women’s Day on March 8. Around the world there will be marches, protests, celebrations and acknowledgment of the struggles women have both overcome and still continue to fight. As readers, we can celebrate the work of women who are changing the world by changing the narrative, by… Read More »

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#StrongWomenRead: Six Protagonists Who Overcame Adversity

Complex, nuanced and yes, sometimes struggling—the women we love most in books are the women that are able to show their vulnerable side and their warrior side; women in complicated situations who have the audacity, strength and tenacity to overcome adversity while keeping it real. From a mother willing to do anything to protect her… Read More »

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#StrongWomenRead: 7 Books to Celebrate Galentine’s Day

Our favorite non-official holiday is coming up, and while the day for “ladies celebrating ladies” may have begun as a sitcom joke (thank you for all you have given us, Leslie Knope), February 13 has become Valentine’s Day’s antithetical sister holiday; a day that every gal can enjoy whether or not she’ll be receiving flowers… Read More »

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