Woody and friends held down the roof of Lefty Chow's car when they rounded the turn of the Old Pali Highway

The Seagull's Gardener

A tale of Old Hawaii, of love and loss, of grief and happiness, of food and memories.

In the early 1900s Woody grew up running barefoot in the lush valleys of Territorial Hawaii. From camping at Kailua Beach with his buddies to raising his family, hes immersed in the exciting blossoming of the Paradise of the Pacific. But as he approaches ninety, he insists hes too busy to die. A tale told within tales with photos of Old Hawaii, signature dishes, and unforgettable dreams, Pam Chuns lyrical memoir of her father is their bond across time and distance. He wails at aging while trotting the globe and passionately tending his gardens. Meanwhile, shes frustrated by caring for him from 3,000 miles away.
Includes family photos never before published and signature recipes.
Includes 10 Things I learned about Distance Caregiving
Includes Nation-wide Caregiving Resources and specialized Hawaii resources.

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Memoir, Aging Well, Distance Caregiving
In the early 1900s Woody grew up running barefoot in the lush valleys of Territorial Hawaii. From camping at Kailua Beach with his buddies to raising his family, hes immersed in the exciting blossoming of the Paradise of the Pacific. But as he approaches ninety, he insists hes too busy to die.
Fiction
When Strange Gods Call is a story of old family rivalries that threaten ill-fated lovers who defy generations of family hostility. Hawaii, a tropical paradise alive with history and myths, is the temptress that lures the lovers back and becomes part of this tale of love lost and rediscovered.
Historical Fiction
Chinese American financier and merchant Lau Ah Leong, an immigrant to Hawaii in the 1880's became one of the wealthiest men in Hawaii during a time of racial discrimination.