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Book Title: Almost Paradise|
The author of the book: Laurie Hanan
Edition: Savant Books & Publications LLC
Date of issue: September 1st 2011
Format files: PDF
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Reader ratings: 7.5
ISBN 13: 9780983286134
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In her first novel, Laurie Hanan hits one out of the park. Her main character, Louise Golden is not typical for the genre. She's a mail carrier on Oahu who happens to care about the people on her route. When one of her regulars disappears, she doesn't just assume everything is okay. She checks on her and finds significant evidence that something is wrong. Despite putting herself in peril, she refuses to let this woman's disappearance be ignored. Louise is an individual with an intriguing past and a collection of interesting and engaging friends and acquaintances who provide an honest and vivid view of life in modern Hawai'i. A considerate author, Laurie Hanan makes sure her readers understand what she is describing by including a valuable introduction and a glossary of terms that might be unfamiliar to non-Hawaiian readers.
But, the best part of the novel is the rich and tightly crafted story. Beginning with the contrast between the pleasant, laid-back environment of life in paradise and the danger Louise uncovers, the pace accelerates to a surprising and exciting conclusion. In Laurie Hanan, we have a writer of wonderful skill, exceptional humor, and warm accessibility. In Louise Golden, we have a heroine who offers a unique and accessible entree into the mystery genre for all readers. Through Ms. Hanan's Louise Golden, we discover that mail carriers are in a unique position to see everything that goes on around them, while being virtually invisible to most simply because they wear a familiar uniform. I look forward to learning more about Louise in future stories in this series and to enjoying the writing talents of Ms. Hanan for years to come.
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Read information about the authorLaurie grew up in the picturesque islands of the South Pacific. Her father pioneered air travel to many of the tiny islands, and Laurie often accompanied him on his flights. She moved to Seattle to study photography and dance at the University of Washington. While there, she discovered an interest in Jewish Studies, Hebrew, and Middle Eastern dance. She moved to Israel to pursue these subjects, earning her keep by working in the cotton fields of the Jezreel Valley. Laurie moved to London, then lived in several European countries, before returning to Israel. It was on this second trip to Israel that she met the love of her life. They eloped and were married in Cyprus. Laurie and her husband spent time exploring the Far East, before settling in Hawaii. Laurie had a career with the Postal Service, and raised three children. She retired in 2006 and started writing her Louise Golden mystery series. She also promotes animal rights and rescue, and practices yoga, meditation, and qi gong. Laurie lives on Oahu with her husband, two youngest children, a Westie and an alley cat.
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