Book Title: The Color of Air
Author: Gail Tsukiyama
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Release Date: 7/7/20
Star Rating: – 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.