Book Review

The Color of Air – Gail Tsukiyama

color of air

Book Title: The Color of Air


Author:  Gail Tsukiyama

Goodreads Link: Click here

Release Date:  7/7/20

Star Rating: 4-stars  –  Lovely historical fiction

Disclaimer: I received this book free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I’ve been on a bit of a historical fiction kick lately. I’ve been going back to some old favorites.  Many of my faves are from Asian writers and I had read a few books by Ms. Tsukiyama a number of years ago.  I was so happy to see her new book on Netgalley.  It came at just the right time for me.

This is a beautifully written book.  Set on the big island of Hawaii during the 1930’s, a community is rocked by a recent lava eruption that threatens their homes and way of life.  Despite that upheaval, what shines through is the beauty of living a slower way of life, one where attention is paid to older customs and beliefs.

Daniel Abe is a young man who had left home to pursue a medical career, but returns to his old home when life on the mainland brings him grief.  It’s a story about family, found family, friends, culture, heritage and love.  It is a book full of kindness despite the looming volcanic threat.

I really enjoyed this book and I hope that you will too.


One thought on “The Color of Air – Gail Tsukiyama

  1. This was my first finish of 2021 and I was enchanted by the writer’s style and the setting. The short chapters and snippets of background on each character actually sucked me right in and I grew to love and care about them while still wanting more. I must admit that I adored Koji yet still felt distanced from him as he held his emotions and feelings at bay. Thanks for sharing your review!!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s