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Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

Historical Fiction – “Picture Bride, A Family Saga”

Michael G. Malaghan Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Chapter 155 The Re-Paganization of Hawaii by Andy Pafko Don’t be fooled by the Buddhist temples looking like your friendly garden-variety Methodist church. The more these heathen outposts look like our places of worship, the more the threat to our Christian heritage. Don’t be fooled by Roman....
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

Historical Fiction – “Picture Bride, A Family Saga”

Michael G. Malaghan Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Chapter 154 Jack Burns wondered about the urgency of the summons as he walked into Robert Shivers’ FBI office on the first Monday of December. Shivers motioned him to close the door. Hearing the click of the latch, he announced, “This is for your ears only: We’re....
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

Historical Fiction – “Picture Bride, A Family Saga”

Michael G. Malaghan Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Chapter 153 Haru’s concern for Yoshio was misplaced. Miserable as he was, her second son would never see a battlefield. He wore the emperor’s uniform at a Mitsubishi coal mine in Manchukuo, far from the frontline battles, where he was supposedly protecting Chinese miners from Mao’s Red....
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

Historical Fiction – “Picture Bride, A Family Saga”

Michael G. Malaghan Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Chapter 152 The cough from the bedroom sent a shiver down Haru’s spine. Her husband’s latest bout of the flu had dragged on for weeks. Ignoring the sound of a car rumbling to a halt in front of the house, she stood up from her Singer sewing....
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

Historical Fiction – “Picture Bride, A Family Saga”

Michael G. Malaghan Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Chapter 151 In the wake of FDR’s July 1941 oil embargo announcement, Robert Shivers convened an emergency meeting of the Committee for Interracial Unity at his home. Col. Kendall J. Fielder of Army intelligence arrived first. He was in charge of the internal security of Hawai‘i. Sue,....
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

Historical Fiction – “Picture Bride, A Family Saga”

HISTORICAL FICTION BY Michael G. Malaghan Chapter 150 “You ought to angle a story about all the Japs working in the steel mill,” the finger-in-the-air lieutenant was telling Pafko. “Now they’re manufacturing sugar mill equipment, selling most of their production to Cuba and the Caribbean Islands. We’ll need to convert the mill to fabricating replacement....
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

Historical Fiction – “Picture Bride, A Family Saga”

HISTORICAL FICTION BY Michael G. Malaghan Chapter 149 “You don’t have to do this for us,” repeated Robert Shivers.Robert, Corrine and Sachiko — now called “Sue” at her request — stood in the Shivers’ living room, revisiting a discussion from three days earlier. She had surprised them, with her declaration: “I want to expatriate.”“So you....
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

Historical Fiction – “Picture Bride, A Family Saga”

HISTORICAL FICTION BY Michael G. Malaghan Chapter 148 “I’m asking one more time, little brother,” said Tommy, out of breath from running up three flights of stairs to Kenta’s Atherton dorm room. He was waving his Japanese citizenship document automatically granted to every Nisei.“It’s time for us to burn this and renounce our Japanese citizenship.”“I....
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

Historical Fiction – “Picture Bride, A Family Saga”

HISTORICAL FICTION BY Michael G. Malaghan Chapter 147 Downtown Honolulu, April 1941 Robert Shivers and Jack Burns waited in a smoke-filled, windowless room marked “Storage” in the basement of the Dillingham Transportation Building. The pride of downtown Honolulu’s love affair with the Italian Renaissance stood at the foot of Bishop Street, across from the city’s....
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

Historical Fiction – “Picture Bride, A Family Saga”

HISTORICAL FICTION BY Michael G. Malaghan Chapter 146 Sachiko quickly fell into a set routine. From her first day, she washed the breakfast and dinner dishes without being asked. She presented herself in the kitchen every afternoon, eager to peel potatoes, wash the green beans or shuck the cornhusks. She enjoyed learning how to cook....

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