Sugarcane Days and The Story of Lahaina Are on Maui at Last!

My two new books are in! Sugarcane Days: Remembering Maui’s Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company and The Story of Lahaina have arrived and will be at several locations and the subject of several talks and book-signing events. Sugarcane Days will be available first at the Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum in Pu`unene, source of the pictures it contains of plantation life in the mid-twentieth century.  Both books will be available at the other locations by Friday, December 16. And I’ll activate the Amazon links behind the cover photos at the right of the screen in a few days.lahaina-story-front-cover

The Rotary Club meetings where I’ll be speaking all include a meal, at varying prices. Lahaina Rotary talks will focus on The Story of Lahaina; others will focus more on Sugarcane Days: Remembering Maui’s Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company. If you belong to a group that needs a speaker, I’ll be happy to talk to you about either or both books, so please get in touch.

December 15, 7 p.m., Wailuku Library (talk and signing)

December 16, 12-3 p.m., Maui Friends of the Library at Queen Kaahumanu Center (signing only)

December 17, 11 a.m.—1 p.m. Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum (Sugarcane Days only, signing only)

December 19, noon, Tante’s Restaurant: Kahului Rotary Club

December 24, 1-3 p.m., Story of Hawaii Museum (Kaahumanu Center, signing only)

Retail outlets:

(Central Maui)

A&B Sugar Museum (Sugarcane Days only)

Maui Friends of the Library, QKC

Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Unique Boutique

Maui Historical Society’s Hale Ho`ike`ike at Bailey House

Lori’s Hair Shack


Nita’s Hidden Treasures


Baldwin Home Museum

Wo Hing Museum

Village Galleries

Visitor Center in the Old Lahaina Courthouse

Maui Grown Coffee (in the old Pioneer Mill office next to the smokestack)

2 thoughts on “Sugarcane Days and The Story of Lahaina Are on Maui at Last!

  1. Miriam Eberly

    One of my best 2016 X-mas presents from cousin Yvonne on Maui. The pictures in Sugarcane Days took me back to growing up in Water Luna camp, Puunene. Climbing the very tall mango trees in our yard, playing everyday in the Puunene school yard, attending the Holy Family Church services and feasts. Walking pass the mill to get our mail at the post office, swimming at the Baldwin Park pool.
    So many memories. The picture missing is the Puunene theater, a small bit of it showing in the bakery picture. My grandparents, mom and uncles always talked about the movies they saw there.
    Thank you so much for the book.
    Miriam Eberly

    • Jill

      Miriam, did I ever respond to this? Great memories you have! Sorry I didn’t find the theater in the files at the Sugar Museum; I bet it’s in there somewhere, but there are thousands of them! I’m glad you enjoyed the book.

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