Jane Roberts Wood will be discussing her newest publication, Seven Stories. This collection will give anyone who is not familiar with her work an introduction to how she writes, what concerns her, and what ironies she recognizes in daily life. Miss Wood said that this is the “most beautifully published book that she has done.” She will also be discussing the differences between writing novels and short stories.
The meeting will be followed by a reception and book signing.
James L. Haley will talk about Captive Paradise: A History of Hawaii, which is the only state to have once been a royal kingdom. After its “discovery” by Captain Cook in the late 18th Century, Hawaii was fought over by European powers determined to take advantage of its position as the crossroads of the Pacific. While Hawaii’s royal rulers adopted Christianity, they fought to preserve their ancient ways. But the American sugar barons sealed their fate and in 1893, the Marines overthrew Lili’uokalani, the last queen of Hawaii.