WHO/WHAT: The Honolulu Museum of Art’s Book Club presents a discussion on Kaui Philpotts’ “Cane Fires,” a book comprised of short stories set in post World War II Hawai‘i, a period when sugar and pineapple fields and plantation camps covered the Islands and intermarriage was becoming more prevalent in Hawai‘i.
“Cane Fires” is about betrayal, a young war bride’s struggle to fit into the rigid plantation system and how the past continues to haunt the present.
WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, May 25, and Wednesday, May 29, 1-3 p.m., at the Honolulu Museum of Art.
COST: Free with museum admission, also free for museum members and teens age 18 and under. All others: $20 for adults, $10 for Hawai‘i residents with I.D. RSVP required. Email RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.